Can’t we be honest about stuff?
I just received an email encouraging me to visit ForNow.com and fill out an online petition demanding the government ‘stay’ the Ontario ruling on gay marriage. The website has the following text.
An online poll being taken by the National Post has 69% of the public saying “No” to allowing same-sex marriage. This kind of public support for traditional marriage by the average Canadian reveals the radical disconnect between the reigning judicial minds and our representatives in parliament.
We need to act now to urge the government to ‘stay’ the Ontario ruling IMMEDIATELY as they only have until June 30/03 to do so and will be deciding in a day or two! The majority of Canadians believe the traditional marriage is the heart and soul of the family instituted by God and the family is the building block of the nation. We need to resist the sweeping changes that this legislation will bring to our society.
There are serious problems with this. Online polls are not accurate and cannot properly represent the views of a nation. Other more accurate polls have indicated that a majority of Canadians are for allowing same-sex marriage. The other fallacy on this page is “the majority of Canadians believe the traditional marriage is the heart and soul of the family instituted by God and the family is the building block of the nation”. There is no source cited for this statement and I doubt that question ever turned up on a poll. Even if it did, those that believe traditional marriage is the heart and soul of the family may also believe same-sex couples should enjoy a similar union.
I can’t understand how misrepresenting facts and using deception is going to further the cause of truth this country. Why publish poll results that only further a political agenda while ignoring the ones that don’t? This crap shows the radical disconnect between between the right wing social agenda and the truth.