Saturday, January 9, 2010

Rant of the Day

I just read this and I don’t know if I was ever so disgusted in my life. I don’t know why it should bother me because I’ve seen much worse. Just something about the smugness of her struck a nerve.

"My position on gay marriage is well documented--and though I am totally against denying any American legal rights and protections that another is privy to, I have reservations about going as far as gay "marriage."

Here are the two questions that comprise the basis of my hesitation:

First, if gay marriage is made legal, could the ACLU and others of their diabolical ilk sue a Christian/Catholic/Mormon/Muslim church that refused to marry a gay couple due to religious conviction/beliefs? And would the SCOTUS have to uphold a ruling because of the new found legal status?

Second, yes...sorry...the dreaded "slippery slope" argument. What about polygamy? People that claim they were born loving more than one--that feel it's their calling? Or a group that feels as if cousins--or half brothers and sisters should marry? If we broaden the definition of marriage, how do we determine when to stop? How is it fair to allow two men to marry but not a man and two women?"


Don't even read the comments that go with it or you may have a prob keeping your breakfast down too.

Unless you are gay I don’t see what the big deal is with gay marriage. No body is going to put a gun your head and force into one. If you don’t like gay marriage there is a simple answer. Don’t have one. But don’t get all high and mighty and tell me I cant. When compared to things like war, health care, and the environment gays getting married shouldn’t even be an issue.

Thursday the New Jersey senate rejected a bill that would have legalized gay marriage in the state. A day later the Portuguese parliament passed a bill allowing gay marriage becoming the sixth European nation to do so. Gay marriage is also permitted in Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Norway, and Canada. Maybe one day this country will catch up with the rest of the civilized world. But somehow I doubt it.

I love the line "Did I vote on your marriage?"