"Gay marriage makes a mockery of traditional marriage"
God, I hate that statement. Wake up society. Traditional people have been making a mockery of traditional marriage for years.
There are tons of websites devoted to unhappy people having discreet affairs.
Divorce is a common occurrence and half of the people who stay together are just going through the motions anyway.
Shit, most of the people I know are on second and third marriages...Dad....lol
And then there's the crap about it being an abomination before God. Wouldn't that be for God to judge in the end?
And what does God have to do with marriage anyway? The traditional people have taken it away from him. Marriage is no longer a religious union. God doesn't issue wedding licenses and give tax breaks to married couples. God doesn't grant lawyers and judges the power to dissolve those who have been joined by the rules and regulations of their governing state.
As a whole, people bend religion and politics to suit their needs at the moment. When positive benefits present themselves as a result of matrimony, then people control marriage. When someone feels threatened because two people of the same sex honestly love each other, then they dump it back in God's lap.
Consistency is what we need people! Is it God's will or government policy?
Do I want to see two men kiss? Not really. But I would never infringe upon their right to do so. It's not my place to judge.
We live in a world where two people can hate each other and still get married, but two people who honestly love each other can be banned from doing so.
What this rant stems from is a sign in my neighbors yard urging people to vote on the marriage act to keep marriage traditional. In my mind, no matter how you slice it, that is basically saying, "I don't like gay people."
When you see footage from the sixties where old geezers with crew cuts are speaking out against civil rights while African Americans are getting blown away on city streets with high powered jet nozzles, you say,"Oh my God...how ignorant where those people back then?" Mark my words, in twenty years or so, the people crying about gay marriage now will be viewed in the same light. The best thing about having a narrow mind is that there's always room for expansion.
The bottom line:
Let people live and be happy....after all, the original definition of gay was just that.
If it doesn't directly affect your life, then mind your own fucking business.
Remember, God didn't appoint you God....and that includes you, Rush.