Thursday, June 09, 2005

Gays, Marriage and the Pope

Still awaiting (good thing I am not holding my breath on this) for a logical, plausable argument against gay marriage that doesn't involve some invocation of the bible or the possiblity that people will want to marry various pets or other non-human items as the rational to oppose it. Anyone?

Here's a fantastic post about our new Pope and his hypocritical stance. Thanks Rock City for pointing us to the location.


Nedhead said...

It is all about fear. Fear of that which is different. Fear of that which might challenge your beliefs. Fear of change.

It is unfortunate that many of those that purport to follow the "teachings" of Jesus are unable to accept and love all of God's creatures. Homosexual or not.

But I do not fear. It takes time, but definitions change. The definition of marraige is like any of that in the English language, dynamic and molded by the society which uses it. Marraige is defined by the religious dogma at this time. Really, can't one be in love and dedicated to another individual, without exchanging vows? A few words at the alter are symbolic, not leg irons to be worn for eternity. Marraige vows don't make you more in love, don't make you a better mate, or make you a better parent.

Let us stay the course, kept pushing for tolerance and acceptance of all that walk this earth. And maybe, just maybe, the powers that be will wake up and follow.

Anonymous said...

You're right Nedhead, marriage doesn't make you more in love, etc. But it does protect families with children, including same-sex parental rights, as well as partners' rights when one falls ill, immigration rights, and much more.

Certainly homosexuals do not require the sanction of the state to legitimize their love, but they do need the state to help protect it.

-Rock City

Nedhead said...

Couldn't agree with you more.

windspike said...

Similarly, I am still awaiting the plausable explaination as to what federal intervention is required to protect a heterosexual marriage. Any takers out there?