Thursday, February 19, 2004

His and His

Time to put playing on hold for a minute and respond to a subject that has been causing my ears to bleed lately.

No, it's not the Democratic candidates. What a bunch of weenies they are.

It's the topic of same-sex marriages.

Oh quit your whining, I can hear you now. Let me at least explain my position on the matter, and explain why I feel like I do, and then you can attack me. But at least promise me you'll actually read this article before your ears turn red and you get all hot and bothered.

Promise? Good, cause here we go.

Seems like I need to begin most of my articles with a bit of a reminder on exactly who we are in this country, and where we have come from.

The United States of America is a shining example of a country that stands tall and proud for an individuals rights and freedom. Do we agree on this point? I hope you answered yes or we have deeper trouble then same-sex marriage.

I would like to further point out that my ideology is probably different then yours. I would also like to point out that your ideology is probably different from your neighbors. And your neighbors once again have different views then other folks. Who is any one group of people to force their views of life on anyone else.

It's the freedoms we enjoy in this country that protect us from others who have a different view of life then we do.

Let's cut right to the chase, the opposition to same-sex marriages are the fanatical Christians. Not all Christians, just those who believe that they should be the standard that everyone else in this country should measure up to.

I heard a talk show host argue that because the majority view in this country is that marriage is between a man and a woman, this is what makes it the only way. What kind of point is that? Because white folks are the majority in this country, this does not mean that all other races should bow down before us and not have the same rights that we do!

The strong opposition to this is a matter of losing power by the religious zealots. Once again I put forth that they are scared that they are losing their grip on people, so they absolutely do not want any freedom to be allowed that will undermine their belief system.

Tough nut!

Nobody will prevent you from performing marriage in your religious institution the way you want to. Other folks just want the same right that you now enjoy.

Do I agree with same-sex marriage? Well yes and no.

If you mean do I think it's a natural thing, and do I approve of the concept. Not really.

Looking at nature, physiology, and just plain common sense it's weird to me.

On the other hand, if two people, who happen to be the same sex, like each other strongly and wish to live together for life and become legally recognized as partners, I find no problem with it at all. Again, it's not my place to dictate my view on others and try to force them to live like me.

It really is very simple folks. You don't have to agree with the choices that others make in their life, but you do need to let them live their lives the way they want to, just as they let you live your life the way you want to.

The first people to scream bloody murder about oppression and persecution are the religious crazy's, but heaven help you if you attempt to get some of that freedom for yourself.

I understand that your religious view may not allow you to understand same-sex marriage, or even view it as wrong in the eyes of your beliefs. That's okay, and you should stick to your beliefs and educate your children with those same beliefs and associate with others who believe as you do. Because, after all, this is a free country.

Remember, you're also taught to do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Why do so many Christians forget their basic teachings?

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