The gay marriage issue is making my blood boil

I seriously can’t handle this any more.

I don’t know which is worse, the hypocrisy of people who claim to be for liberty and small government wanting the government to invade peoples’ personal lives and take away their liberties, or the audacity of them for believing that they should be allowed to make decisions affecting the lives of others that will have no effect on their own.

It’s 2012, and we’re still arguing as to whether or not two adults are allowed to get married. The Bible? If we’re going by that, we should probably change our rape laws given that, according to the Bible, if a guy rapes a virgin and gets caught, he has to give the father 50 pieces of silver and then marry the girl he raped.

This isn’t a discussion about gun laws, tax structure, environmental regulations, or foreign policy. It’s not an issue that legitimately has two sides to it. This is a group of people looking at another and saying “no, you are not as good as the rest of us, you do not get our rights.” It’s using religion as immunity from scrutiny, since if these yahoos weren’t holding up their books they’d long ago have been cast into the fire.

It’s one of those rare issues that truly hurts my skull. Even typing this, I’m getting a headache. I’m gonna get a drink.

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3 responses to “The gay marriage issue is making my blood boil

  1. Pingback: From Pine View Farm » Blog's archive » Religious Immunity

  2. Excellent comment.

  3. Bingo.  You nailed it.  It’s times like this when I feel like my head is going to explode that I call or e-mail my cousin in Canada and her wife just to let them know that not everyone down here is a raving ijit about this.  The arc of the Universe sometimes feels like it’s flat, but it is bending towards Justice. (I apologise if I messed that up)  Most of the opposition to marriage equality is in the older generations and in the South.  Times will change.  And we have to help those changes take place.  As the older folks die and the younger folks vote in greater numbers this will become less of an issue, with a few county clerks and a few (old confederate and other southern) states holding out.  DOMA and Prop 8 will be found unconstitutional/repealed, the Full Faith and Credit Clause will be followed.  Not today, but if we can all work at it in some way, we’ll get there.

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