Thursday, June 3, 2010

Gay Marriage

I have a question for those people out there who want to keep gays and lesbians from marrying. Why are you going against Jesus? I was raised in church. You know, grandfather, father, uncles, and now a brother, all ministers. Each one of them has, or had, a problem with gay people marrying. What I don’t understand is that they don’t follow Jesus’ example of preaching the word and letting people follow. I never once in my entire life heard of Jesus forcing someone to do as he said. I believe I was always told he led by example.

The fact of the matter is that our laws are based on the Ten Commandments. When it comes to murder and stealing, those should be against the law. They infringe on others’ rights and take away their freedoms. But what does letting two adults of the same sex marry have to do with stepping on my rights? I am very heterosexual and always have been. I don’t see how gays marrying is going to threaten my way of life. I will always be who I am, just as they will be who they are. Just like every other person on the planet. If anyone is afraid that it would somehow affect their marriage, I would have to say to them, “You must not be sure of your own orientation”. Maybe that’s the problem.

Separation of church and state was meant to be a real thing. When did it become ok to not separate them? I believe in freedom of religion and speech and it seems to me that those who vote to restrict other people’s right do not really know what it means to be an American. If they did, we would have more tolerance and acceptance of those people who are different than we are. My daughter was in a wheelchair and could not speak more than a few words but she knew what people were saying around and to her. One child in school called her a “retard” and she cried. She was considered “different” from the rest of us. Does that mean she didn’t have the same rights that we “normal” people did? If so, this is a really sad country.

If you take the argument that anyone different from us should not have the same rights as we do, then anyone with blue or green eyes, blond or red hair, black or olive skin, should not be allowed to marry. I am a Caucasian with brown hair and brown eyes and anyone who doesn’t resemble me, should not be married. That means my daughter can’t marry because she has blue eyes. It means African Americans cannot marry either. I am 5’7”. Anyone over or under that height is also tough out of luck.


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