Pictures of People’s Souls

A question for you. 20 years from now, and presuming a certain level of the ability to feel shame at one’s own public stupidity, which people in the photos below do you think will be more ashamed of their actions at the San Francisco City Hall last week? These people:

Or these people?

And just as importantly, do you think your answer to the question above will shame you in 20 years? Think carefully, now.

(First picture pilfered from “Justly Married.” Second pilfered from Rob Rummel-Hudson, who pilfered it from other sources.)

7 thoughts on “Pictures of People’s Souls

  1. Marriage

    John Scalzi makes some thoughtful points about the effects of gay marriage on the institution of marriage itself. I tend to agree with him. If gays marry, the world will not end, life will continue pretty much as it has…

  2. Shame

    John Scalzi offers a chilling juxtaposition of two photographs which cut to the heart of the gay marriage debate. Will you regret your current position on this issue in 20 years?…

  3. same-sex marriage roundup

    I’ve been reading a lot about this lately, so I guess it’s time to post all the links. But picture first, since it’s worth a thousand words. I hope the guy from ephemera.org doesn’t mind. A lot of people got married at City Hall over Valentine’s Day we…

  4. same-sex marriage roundup

    I’ve been reading a lot about this lately, so I guess it’s time to post all the links. But picture first, since it’s worth a thousand words. I hope the guy from ephemera.org doesn’t mind. A lot of people got married at City Hall over Valentine’s Day we…

  5. Hey, gang! Let’s put on a culture war!

    I’m reading a lot of blogs, both liberal and conservative, and seeing copious abuse rained on Bush for his support of the Federal Marriage Amendment. (See especially John Scalzi for a remarkably eloquent defense of equal rights for gays here,…

  6. people change. not often; not often enough; but they do change.

    On the left, fifteen-year-old Hazel Bryan screams unthinking hatred at Elizabeth Eckford during the racial integration of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957. Five years later, Bryan sought out Eckford to apologize, and in 1997 they we…

  7. Bad Faggot

    Here’s a tangent, but an interesting one. Looking at historical parallels to the proposed Federal Marriage Amendment, this post at Corante explains how a constitutional amendment to ban interracial marriage, proposed in 1912, arose in part as a reactio…

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