Gay Marriage: What’s the God Damn Big Deal?

Heather Rankin January 10, 2012 5

if you dont support gay marriage dont get one Gay Marriage:  Whats the God Damn Big Deal?Most of us have at least one gay friend we’ve known for a good amount of time. Most of us also keep up with the latest controversial political topics. If the Republicans aren’t arguing about abortions then they’re most likely bashing gay marriage.

Everyone is of course, entitled to his or her own opinions. If you just don’t like it, fine. Maybe you think somewhere in the bible it states a man shall not lay with another man and vice versa. Whatever your beliefs might be, do you believe every man is created equal?

If one were to argue it isn’t right because the bible says it isn’t, they aren’t thinking about the time period when the bible was written. First, it was written by people, normal every day people. If I as a person believe in something, why would I not put the way I feel into whatever it is I’m writing (Oh hey, look at this article!)? Second, the bible has many, time rendering rules.

For example, if someone does not observe the Sabbath day (Sunday) they should be put to death. And don’t think about having sex for pleasure and not with the intentions of procreation (can’t spill the seed), that’s also a sin. Never can you have sex on your period, that’s also punishable (yes, I know it’s disgusting, but its in there.)

I’m not for or against the bible. I’m for all humans having the same rights. We are all created equal, never mind our color, sexual orientation, height, weight, and religion. People, who just like to sit around and criticize/bash others for the lives they lead, are not very good Christians.

We are all equal and if God loves us all, he loves the gay people too. The God that I believe in is accepting and loving of everyone, not just who some “Christians” say he loves. We can’t make up our own rules as we go along regarding what God likes and doesn’t like. Lets all just live in harmony and love each other. Is that so hard to do?

If you get a chance, check out the documentary “For the Bible Tells Me So” on Netflix. It’s a very eye-opening documentary.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=513526038 Eric Altvater

    Starbucks just announced via Facebook that they are “proud to support Marriage Equality legislation in the Washington State Legislature.” They have joined a growing list of corporations, including Microsoft, that have
    endorsed gay marriage legislation in the state House and Senate.

    Suddenly that $5 Frappuccino seems totally worth it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=513526038 Eric Altvater
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1039615511 Chris Huddleston

    What I don’t understand is why, in a country founded on the separation of church and state, does the government have any say in marriage. Marriage is a religious rite. If the law should be at all involved, it should be in entering into a business agreement to share your property. If the Catholic church doesn’t support gay marriage, then gays cannot be married in the Catholic church. But if some other religion will bless their union, where does the law come in at all? And what business is it of the people against it? 

    I dont think that churches should be above the law or not considered, but what rites and sacraments they offer do not have to be offered equally. Service can be denied to anyone, and should be denied to plenty of hetero couples.

    In the end, a marriage is nothing more than an agreement between two people and whatever gods they believe in to be true to one another and share their lives. Everything else is just tax and insurance paperwork. I can understand why it is important to the gay community to be legally recognized as married, because of the way tax law is written and insurance companies write their rules; there is a huge benefit to being married in those circumstances. My wife gets all kinds of amazing benefits from the military for being married to me. Those same benefits are not available to the newly-accepted gay soldiers because of the Defense of Marriage Act. Gay soliders are not allowed to get married because of DOMA, as federal law does not recognize homosexual marriage. 

    Much like the Bible, these are old laws that have no place in modern society. Just because an increasingly few number of people can’t wrap their minds around same-sex couples doesn’t mean the law needs to get involved.

    I guess a viable solution would be to vote out the people in power and replace them with people who are with the times, no matter their age. 

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      Amen.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1039615511 Chris Huddleston

    What I don’t understand is why, in a country founded on the separation of church and state, does the government have any say in marriage. Marriage is a religious rite. If the law should be at all involved, it should be in entering into a business agreement to share your property. If the Catholic church doesn’t support gay marriage, then gays cannot be married in the Catholic church. But if some other religion will bless their union, where does the law come in at all? And what business is it of the people against it? 

    I dont think that churches should be above the law or not considered, but what rites and sacraments they offer do not have to be offered equally. Service can be denied to anyone, and should be denied to plenty of hetero couples.

    In the end, a marriage is nothing more than an agreement between two people and whatever gods they believe in to be true to one another and share their lives. Everything else is just tax and insurance paperwork. I can understand why it is important to the gay community to be legally recognized as married, because of the way tax law is written and insurance companies write their rules; there is a huge benefit to being married in those circumstances. My wife gets all kinds of amazing benefits from the military for being married to me. Those same benefits are not available to the newly-accepted gay soldiers because of the Defense of Marriage Act. Gay soliders are not allowed to get married because of DOMA, as federal law does not recognize homosexual marriage. 

    Much like the Bible, these are old laws that have no place in modern society. Just because an increasingly few number of people can’t wrap their minds around same-sex couples doesn’t mean the law needs to get involved.

    I guess a viable solution would be to vote out the people in power and replace them with people who are with the times, no matter their age.