Why all the tension about this? really, I am 23, maybe I m young and ignorant, but really, what is the problem with guys marrying guys, girls marrying girls, and such.
I see a society where a few Christians can dictate their doctorine on everyone, this happens with many issues:
- no "dirty words" or "graphic images" can be on TV, and who has the ruler for dirty words and graphic imagery? not a set of standards, but the unwritten and oft unpredictable whims of a wacky fringe group of Christians.
- Abstanance education, keeping kids ignorant about their bodies is a GREAT way to curb risky behavior, and to whom do we owe thanks for this? Christian groups.
- And abortion: I really don't like it but really, these people think that senators congressmen and presidents can change that...THEY CANT without a constitutional convention, 30 years of case law is really hard to undo, and no one president can do it, but these churches (I have attended several and heard the same at each) say that you should vote for candidate X because he is against abortion, they dont care about any other issues, and they abuse the pulpit to instill this in their congregations
All of the sudden I am inspired to coin a phrase: "Big Christianity" I want to make a distinction between the flock and the handful of rotten "shepherds" that profit at the expense of society as a whole. The organizations who appose gay marriage are giant institutions, the Liberty University, Focus on the Family, Parents TV Council, and so on. these places get their money from well meaning churches with the purist of intent, as the churches buy their supplemental teaching materials, then these orgs take their money and use it to make everything that doesn't fit their mold look "evil".
2 guys getting mrried is just fine, so what, Isnt it healthier for all of us to have those that are gay living in the open rather than having to be so secretive about it? I mean really, gay guys should not have to resort to meeting in nature preserves, just let them do what they want in the privacy of their homes or hotels like streight folks.
I truly do not understand the homophobia of my parents generation, but maybe this is the generation to change that.
(I was raised Christian and am still in that camp, although not as firmly as I used to be)
I am sorry if I offended anyone in this long winded rant, it just felt good to say it.