Most of the arguments that I have heard for North Carolina’s Amendment One from grass-root supporters generally appear to ultimately fall into one of the following two categories, albeit with less inflammatory language:
1. Archie: “I never said a guy who wears glasses is a queer. A guy who wears glasses is a four-eyes. A guy who is a fag is a queer.”
2. Dick (on how this ‘All in the Family’ episode glorified homosexuality): “Homosexuality destroyed [Greece]. Sure, Aristotle was a homo, we all know that. So was Socrates….The last six Roman emperors were fags…And let's look at the strong socities. The Russians. Goddamn it, they root them out, they don't let them around at all. You know what I mean? I don't know what they do with them…You see, homosexuality, dope, immorality in general. These are the enemies of strong societies. That’s why the Communists and left-wingers are pushing the stuff: they’re trying to destroy us.”
But we already knew the bigots and “left wing” conspiracy theorists were voting for Amendment One didn’t we?