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DOMA: What has happened to our culture?

Letter by Anthony Thomas Granata, Spanaway on July 25, 2011 at 1:03 pm | 21 Comments »
July 25, 2011 1:45 pm

Re: “DOMA restrictions no longer defensible” (TNT, 7-23).

The Washington Post editorial opposing the Defense of Marriage Act really saddened me. I wouldn’t exactly call myself an old-fashioned dinosaur (I’m 44), but what in the world is happening to our culture these days?

I can remember watching prime-time television shows that had true heroes and were truly family- oriented. Nowadays, we are subjected to prime-time plots such as who can go the longest without masturbating or we can change the channel and watch bikini-clad women yell at and slap each other around a mansion that clearly no one of that ilk has any right to live in.

I have to be afraid to tell strangers “Merry Christmas” for fear of offending someone. As a college professor, many of my students seem to think that it is my responsibility to schedule exams around their daily leisure activities. Oh, and while I’m at it, why not work 10 times harder and put my whole class online so they don’t have to come to class?

It took a few years to convince my daughter that the answer to every question regarding a famous American isn’t always going to be Martin Luther King and, yes, there were presidents before Barack Obama. And then I read this editorial by the Washington Post which calls opposition to gay marriage “perverse.”

I must’ve crossed over to the Twilight Zone.

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