The post brings together some interesting links and observations about a thesis now popular among conservatives: pro-lifers are becoming more common, and opposition to abortion greater, because the pro-choicers are aborting their children while the conservatives aren't. Thus, population dynamics favor the religious conservatives.
According to pundit James Pinkerton, "The basic freedoms guaranteed by Roe are still intact, to be sure, but as both sides in the debate argue, just one more anti-Roe justice on the Supreme Court could reverse that ruling. So what happened? I think a lot of the answer can be found in birth-rate differentials -- demography is destiny. To put it bluntly, in the name of 'empowerment,' the Left has birth-controlled, aborted, and maybe also gay-libbed itself into a smaller role in American society."
Yes, that's right folks. The American Left has GAY LIBBED itself into a conservative Supreme Court.
Scripps-Howard columnist Terry Mattingly adds in a comment: "This remains an interesting thesis -- especially in Europe at the moment. But there is another key factor: the evangelization of the children of the alleged conservatives by entertainment media and the mall. As Barna keeps noting, there is no evidence that cultural conservatives have media patterns that are all that different from anyone else. So the all-tolerant have a pulpit that helps the children assimilate. The breeders pay to be evangelized. They purchase Will & Grace."
That's right. While GAY LIB may very well have unintentionally resulted in a conservative Supreme Court by lowering the population of the Left, fortunately the existence of Will & Grace offers a countervailing influence that turns the conservative children into liberal, rebellious teenagers. Thank Heavens! What ever would we do without Will & Grace.
Once I stopped giggling over this silliness, I made a note that we definitely need to add breeding to "the gay agenda." After all, even though our offspring may not themselves be sexual minorities, we owe it to our fellow Lefties to contribute to the breeding of a new generation of progressives. In the meantime, until a new Left-wing army is spawned by the Queer Nation, let us see if we can get endless repeats of Will & Grace to be played in every preschool.