Wednesday, March 4, 2009
The Doser is seeking a term to identify the people who are taking it upon themselves to crank up another vituperative anti-gay-marriage campaign. In a spasm of tolerance, The Doser is trying to avoid the appellation bigots. So what to call them? Even they must know that their form of "traditional marriage", as they put it, has several alternatives. If they didn't know this, we could comfortably call them ignoramuses. Since their acrimony is aimed mainly at the marriages of gays and not at arranged-marriages, marriages of convenience, marriages of "other" religious sects, we could call them homophobes " Might be thought to be overly pejorative. Well, I guess we'll just have to get along with the traditional word for such people: busybodies.