Monday, February 8, 2010

Nanci Griffith .....another Air-headed Folky.

Taking at look at the Facebook page of one of my Liberal friends .....yes, I do have one or two ...... I discovered that he had become a fan of folk musician Nanci Griffith.

I had never heard of her, but being curious about her music, I followed the links from her Facebook page to her website - There are examples of her music with accompanying videos. From what I gather, The Loving Kind is her latest "hit".

Musically speaking, the song isn't dreadful - though it is done with an overdone 1950's country sound. If you've heard the tune once, you've heard it a gazillion times. Her wikipedia bio says that she's toured with the likes of John Prine and Iris DeMent. I can see why.

The song is a telling of the story of Mildred and Richard Loving, the bi-racial couple whose marriage brought about the Supreme Court case that put an end to the "anti miscegenation" laws in the United States. I've written of the Lovings before. [ Mildred Loving dies at 68 - Happy Loving Day and It's the Biology, Stupid. ] Although the music is trite and the singing a bit twangy, I can understand why a Liberal folk artist would write a song in tribute to the couple; theirs is, after all, an important story.

I have to point out my objections to the video for The Loving Kind. The video expresses the Liberal, Progressive air-headed idea that the laws against "same sex marriage" are no different than the racist, anti miscegenation laws of the past. My thoughts on that have already been covered in an earlier post. As I wrote then;

"The race-based restrictions on marriage were based on erroneous beliefs concerning the "racial superiority" of Caucasians over "non-whites". The ban on interracial marriages was based on the racist idea that children born of such a marriage would pollute the "white race".
Of course, we all know now that no race is superior or inferior to any other race. The children that come from interracial marriages are equal in every way to children coming from "same race" unions.

There never has been any legitimate reason to prohibit marriage between a man and woman of different races.

The same cannot be said about "marriages" between two men or two women. As much as some would wish it were otherwise, the ultimate biological and evolutionary purpose of sex is to reproduce the species. I know it isn't fashionable to say this, but sex is not about self expression. In this day of contraceptives and abortion-on-demand, people seem to have forgotten this basic biological fact."

Liberals want to tell everyone that the prohibition on "same sex marriage" is a product of fear or hate. No, this is not about hatred. Homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered; a distortion of God's creation. The only fear and hatred involved is the fear and hatred Progressives have towards children who are the natural result of sexual intercourse.

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