Gay marriage

“In itself, homosexuality is as limiting as heterosexuality: the ideal should be to be capable of loving a woman or a man; either, a human being, without feeling fear, restraint, or obligation.” ― Simone de Beauvoir

Homosexuality is not a sin.What possible reason can there be to hate gays – that isn’t pure bigotry? “We have a book,” the religious proclaim. “And our book is clear, men lying with men, is a death penalty offense.” So what? That was written 0ver two millennia ago – by Iron Age shepherds – who didn’t speak English.

A thought: We don’t use any of their military tactics, medicine, political systems or technology – and they believed in slavery. So why do we pay attention to their stricture on gays?

photoRegardless, if someone chooses to live a “Christian” life that is their option. But isn’t it hypocrisy – at the very least unChristian – to cherry pick the rule book. I’m sure the Christian God would take a dim view of the subject.

However, it is ultimately irrelevant. American law is a law created by Americans. Conservatives rail against Shariah law. I agree. Let’s be vigilant in resisting all religious incursions into American jurisprudence.

If you do not believe in gay marriage – or if you think that homosexuality is a sin – then don’t marry someone of the same sex, or sleep with them. Hooray for your moral purity. You can face your maker in the certain knowledge that you have remained spotless – unless you have a tattoo, or have eaten crab, are wearing blended fabrics, have seen a medium, have cut your hair wrong, have fornicated, committed adultery, or got divorced – or said ‘God dammit.’

Let’s us admit that come the Day of Judgement the moral pure will find few before them at the pearly gates. Whereas the moral suspect’s line for the other place would be interminable. Or perhaps everyone’s destination is the same, except Hell, is the eternal wait for eternal peace – while you can see the few good lolling on their clouds through Heaven’s glass.

Let’s be honest; religion is just another justification for one group of people to tell another group of people how to live. Think not? Then why do ‘Christians’ fee justified denying gays the right to marriage while they claim the right to get divorced – the one marital no-no Jesus identified.

How about a new rule. Christians shall say nothing on gay issues until straight Christians have eliminated, adultery, wife beating, and divorce in the straight Christian community. That way no wisp of hypocrisy shall attach itself to their eloquence.

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