Oh Proposition 8 (or 2 for Floridians)…what a baseless and senseless loom you have chosen to weave your banal limitations on.
Ok, most anyone who knows me well enough knows how ridiculous I think the institution of marriage is. It is neither sacred nor holy…it is, at best, in this country at least, a laughable and antiquated expression of union stolen by Christians and bastardized by adulterers.
The idea of marriage goes far beyond the reaches of the church when it was seen as a literal joining of the spirits. This was not about God or tax breaks or insurance incentives. Somewhere along the line, the good ol’ church decided, in another step to eradicate those heathen pagans, to take the ceremony and turn it into something else. No raping of a bunny as the gatekeeper of plaque and cavities this time around.
Never, as far as I know and I am open to being wrong, were people asked to vote on marriage itself. So why on earth would we be asked to now. Yes, yes, I know the wording of the propositions is such that they narrowly escape being slammed on another separation of church and state issue…but let’s be realistic about this. Though they may have a legal leg to stand on, those that drafted the proposition, and lobby for it, and marketed it, do so from no other impetus than a religious one or a personal “icky” factor – you know, the one where the thought of one guy’s dick up another’s ass is just “icky”…yet somehow lesbian love is pretty…oh patriarchy.
Granting same sex couples the right to have their union recognized in NO way damaged the economics, politics, or culture of the country and the legal jargon being thrown to hide the religious/personal issues hold absolutely no water. Par example:
1) What is to stop someone from marrying their pet or a dead relative? Really now…seriously??
2) God will reign down a plague of fire and brimstone. Hate to tell you this but I seriously doubt God cares that much when he has his hands full dealing with the hurried prayers uttered in desperation by rich old men whose secrets are about to come pouring out. Note: they are usually fo the religious right ilk.
3) The Bible says…and so on, blah, blah…lest we forget that the Bible also says no seafood or mixed fiber clothing. And don’t give me that old vs new testament crap. You wanna pick and choose then you deal with the loopholes you create.
At the end of the day, WHO THE HELL CARES!? I mean, come on now. Straight couples have all but destroyed the notion of marriage for life and for love. I know gay couples who have lasted longer. And why should that even be an argument: the lasting of one kind over another.
If you want to hate on it because you personally find it disgusting or think God hates it, then, fine. But have the balls to just say it and not hide behind punctured-bag logic. If the mo’s and the lez’s wanna get hitched and have equal rights, I say let ’em. Marriage is an antiquated and dead idea best reserved for those who wants a strong coach in their corner should guilt and fidelity ever come up.
In other random news, I really should finish this site design and get to my writing.
It’s insane…a woman I work with recently made the brave choice to come out, and of course friends from her church, who she’s known 25 years, are shunning her. Disgusting. As she points out, if it’s a sin, why is it a BIGGER sin than gluttony, for example, which most of the church folk suffer from (I’ve seen a couple of them & they are huge women)? Why is homosexuality somehow a “worse” sin? Do sins have degrees of bad-ness? And I told her the shunning is bullshit b/c I’m sure that’s what Jesus would do. Don’t xtians have a saying that goes something like, “Judge not lest ye be judged?” AAAAAGGGHHHH. Xtians drive me nuts, which is why I try to ignore them as much as possible.