Plumb Lines

February 12, 2009

“Bedrock Social Reality”

Filed under: Uncategorized — Matthew Schmitz @ 7:34 pm

An interesting and unnoticed item that slipped through the news last week was a story in the Edge about a woman who donate to Prop. 8 and who has built her career painting transvestites and gay pride parades. I was struck by her articulate defense of her position:

Mullarkey stated that it is her belief that “marriage is the union of husband and wife–a premise so simple, so fundamental that nature and civilization itself both testify to the truth of it.”

Added the painter, “Artists are not in the habit of imposing ideological conformity on one another or demanding it from others.

“Moreover, regard for individual gay persons does not require assent to a politicized assault on bedrock social reality and the common good.”

A lot of people have questioned why someone who paints gay subjects would donate to Prop. 8. What I wonder is why isn’t this woman a full-time spokesman for the marriage movement?

Matthew Schmitz



  1. Spokeswoman?

    Comment by David Schaengold — February 13, 2009 @ 2:31 pm

  2. Spokesgenderexplorer?

    Comment by Matthew Schmitz — February 18, 2009 @ 9:36 am

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