Thursday, March 28, 2013

With a Side of Garlic Bread, Yum



I listen to the arguments. I see the vehemence with which opponents state their opinions. I am left angered beyond all sensibility. I just don't get it.

Allowing gays to marry is wrong because...? I can't see any logical rationale supporting that stance. In the end, it really comes down to a belief that God is against it. I see opponents pointing to the Bible to support their stance.

Which logically takes me to wondering why the hell what is written in the Bible and purported to be the views of God has anything to do with government. [I won't even venture down the rabbit hole of picking and choosing which parts of the Bible it's okay to agree with and which are not. Thou shalt not kill. Thou shalt not commit adultery. Can you say "capital punishment"? Can you say "remarriage after divorce."]

Oh, see, I started venturing down the rabbit hole.

How can I support same sex marriage? Because we're all supposed to be equal. Granting rights to some people and not to others does not make equality. What's so hard about that?

I want to hear a logical rationale for being opposed to same sex marriage that does not throw religious beliefs in the mix. It's freedom of religion, not freedom to shove your religion down my throat. [Uh-oh, that sounds a bit risque, don't you think?]

You and your God don't get to dictate any more than me and my Flying Spaghetti Monster God get to.

1 comment:

Jocelyn said...

I'm flummoxed by the lack of logic masquerading as logic, too. Knowing that we've got an ace like Sotomayor in there, though, well it gives me hope that at the very least, logic is getting a fair shake.

I Could Use Less Excitement, Too

"So glad you were all able to be here. A little less excitement next time. Love all of you." I received that text from my Mom as...