Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Intellectual Dishonesty, thy Name is Andrew Tallman
For a good example of the sort of blatant intellectual dishonesty that pervades homophobic arguments, look no further than Andrew Tallman's embarrasing attempt at satire. Of course, like most who followed in his footsteps, he forgets that to properly satirize something, you must understand it well enough to capture the essential arguments. He fails miserably, instead substituting his Bible-influenced mischaracterizations of what homosexuals and those who defend their rights argue, and comes off sounding like a child saying "If you can do it so can I". And they wonder why no one who isn't already in their camp doesn't buy these arguments.