This is a rare post for me. It's not in my nature to post on topics that I feel others are better qualified and better spoken out about than I am. But leave it to me to not follow my own rules.
I'm more interested in this:
Isn't marriage supposed to have some "sanctity" about it? Isn't that what I keep hearing as the reason as to why same-sex marriages shouldn't be allowed?
Gawd forbid any Christian use their own theology to guide them. After all, according to Matthew 19:6:
So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.
This sampling obviously thinks married men and women having an affair is morally wrong (91%). Yet according to their own rule book, God says adultery is wrong. Yet adultery is the only reason God allows for the dissolution of marriage. (Technically there are two other valid reasons in the Big Book: death of a spouse [Romans 7:2, 1 Corinthians 7:39], and if a non-believer leaves a believer [1 Corinthians 7:12-16].)
So... is my logic flawed here? Is the incredibly high divorce rate we see today the result of so many adulterous individuals? If so, how moral can they be? Or is this ANOTHER case of picking and choosing what applies to them versus what applies to everyone else?
As best said by Mrs. Betty Bowers: "Marriages Are Like Lay's Potato Chips to American Christians: They Can't Stop At Just One!"
I personally think we are going about this whole same-sex marriage thing the wrong way!
Instead of pushing to legalize same-sex marriage, we should instead pass laws that forbid divorce. Well, maybe we should allow one reason for the dissolution of a marriage: proven adultery, and that's it. We should also pass laws that state ONCE you are divorced, you are no longer allowed to marry again. EVER! You get just ONE shot at it—then you are out of the marriage pool.
Eventually there would be maybe 10,000 married couples left (half of which are probably cheating on each other anyway). Everyone else would then get screwed on tax breaks, partner benefits, legal protection, etc.—all of the things we are fighting to get for the person we love. Maybe then no one would really give a fuck who marries who.
Just my five cents. I know I'm probably going to get some hate mail about my attitude on this topic. I know it's really about equal rights for our loved ones. I'm just trying to point out the obviously huge flaw in today's "sanctity of marriage" argument that most American's fall for, and why no one ever calls "them" out on it.
Until next time...