I must admit that I was a bit taken aback by this paragraph. I don't recall ever reading such silliness being offered up as serious commentary in my entire life. I could go on all day but I'll try to keep this brief.
The Knights of Columbus are against gay marraige
Big deal. How is that in any way "immoral"? Are they not allowed to have an opinion on the matter? Are only those opinions that differ from yours the "immoral" ones? After all, the number one reason that homosexuals seek to leave the homosexual lifestyle is to escape emotional pain. Would Mr. Vacula advocate that those wishing to leave such a lifestyle be forced to promote it by lobbying for gay marriage which runs counter to their convictions? Chuck Colsen recently wrote "not only is standing for traditional marriage verboten, so is helping people who no longer want to live a homosexual lifestyle. What’s their rallying cry now? “Once you’re gay, we’ll make you stay”? Don't want to be labeled as immoral now, do you?
Furthermore, is it immoral to point out how destructive homosexuality is to the human body or to mention to them that "homosexual people are at a substantially higher risk for some forms of emotional problems, including suicidality, major depression, and anxiety disorder"? This doesnt have to be done in a holier-than-thou, condescending sort of way but out of love and friendship. I dare say that if the heroin-user's lobby had better PR, than Mr. Vacula would probably support them as well.
Of course, all of this is before we get input from gays who do not want gay marraige. I highly doubt one could play the "immoral" card against them.
One blogger mentioned that "numerous other societies and countries accept it (gay marraige) Belgium, Canada, Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, and Spain, etc." Yet in Norway where gay marraige has been legal for some time now, nearly a quarter of homosexuals have attempted suicide. Can we expect such numbers here in the US as well? As one writer put it, "It would appear highly unreasonable to attempt to blame either James Dobson or intolerant Southern Baptists for the self-destructive actions of young gay atheist Norwegians."
Insofar as abortion is concerned, I'm going to assume that Mr. Vacula is against the killing of a viable infant in the very last stages of pregnancy. If that's the case, then he is pro-life too. Only to a different degree.
EDIT: While perusing some comments, I came across this one by ATVLC that had to be one of the more stupid entries ever made in relation to the KKK being conservative.
"The Democratic Party used to be the conservative party and the Republicans the progressives. (Mostly). This ended with "The Southern Strategy"
If they only knew what they were talking about, Republicans were only following the lead of Democrats who had formulated their own Southern Manifesto a couple of years earlier. All of this is before we get into Senator Robert Byrd's (D-WV) paltry lifetime rating of barely 30 from the American Conservative Union, or why such a fine, big-government liberal like FDR appointed a Klansman to the Supreme Court (Hugo Black, D-AL), or why he opted for another former member of the Klan as his vice president, Harry Truman. Heck, Klan members continue to run for office as Democrats, even to this day.