Wednesday, April 15, 2009

It is about equality. It is about what is right.

It isn't about special rights, it is about equality. Do not be fooled by the Maine Marriage Initiative, Maine's domestic partnership laws do not even come close to granting the rights of marriage. And with a heterosexual divorce rate hovering around 50% don't even try to tell me that my right to get married would somehow defile the sanctity of your marriage. Are you really just concerned that so many loving, same-sex couples in life-long committed relationships would defile the sanctity of heterosexual divorce? So if the Bible very clearly speaks against divorce, of which now only heterosexual couples are eligible, and you say that same-sex couples should not be married because it is against God's law, why do you purport that only gay people should be bound by Biblical law? Also don't give me the "a child needs a mother *and* a father" speech either. If you really feel that way do you advocate taking children away from single parents? Gay parents produce far fewer gay children than heterosexual parents do.

And for crying out loud if you are going to use the "it's in the Bible!" excuse, then you had better come up with one darn good argument for your case. The very book that most Christian fundamentalists use to argue against same sex marriage also states that if you have sinned if you have touched the flesh of a cloven hooved animal, or if you have worn a cloth woven of two threads, or been even in the company of a menstruating woman. If, and this is a very big "if", you have sworn off bacon, and have committed to never again wearing a poly/cotton blend shirt or be in the company of any woman during her period, then and only then may you use Leviticus in your argument.

“The eight Biblical references (and not a single one by Jesus) to alleged homosexuality are very small indeed when compared to the several hundred references (and many by Jesus) to money and the necessity for justly distributing wealth. Yet few people go on a rampage about the issue of a just economic system, using the Bible as a base.” -Suzanne Pharr

“The Bible contains six admonishments to homosexuals and 362 to heterosexuals. This doesn’t mean that God doesn’t love heterosexuals. It’s just that they need more supervision.” -Lynn Lavner

Remember folks, dissent is patriotic; if it weren't for dissent we would still be under British rule!

1 comment:

Raycol said...

I agree with your attitude to the Bible. While the Bible says that sex between men (homosexual activity) is wrong, I would suggest that the Bible’s prohibition on such activity does not apply to men today when the sexual activity causes no harm. Also, the prohibition does not apply to men today because it applied only to the ancient Israelite and Greek-Roman cultures of Bible times. Reasons supporting these conclusions are given on the “Gay and Christian” website at