Friday, June 12, 2009

I’ve Reached My Limit …

... on this topic of discussion; so let me once and for all clarify where I stand so we can move on with our lives.

I don’t care who you want to marry, so long as: 1) he or she wants to marry you; 2) you’re both consenting adults; 3) neither of you are being forced or coerced in any way; 4) you’re both of sound mind; 5) you both pay your taxes and are responsible members of the community; and 6) … and this is very important … I don’t have to hear the details of your sex lives ad-nauseum.

Yes, I understand the definition of “marriage” includes verbiage around the act of joining a man and a woman in an official capacity as husband and wife, but it also includes verbiage around formalizing an agreement between two enterprises to combine operations, without the qualifier that said enterprises need be opposites in any way, shape, or form. So no, I don’t see the need to change the definition of a word that has been in use for centuries.

Moving along to civil unions vs. religious unions, I have to say, “What the fuck, people?”
One of the main doctrines governing the United States is the separation of church and state (e.g., a secular government, meaning non-religious, and the freedom to practice the religion of your choice, meaning you’re not forced to practice any religion, let alone any particular religion).

So I have to ask, why not choose your battle wisely and get the state recognition first? I suspect the organized religions will follow; they most often do. Sure, right now there are some that will not allow for same-sex marriages. What do you care? Why would you want to be a member of an organization that doesn’t want you, anyway? Go start your own! Henry VII did it (sort of), and the United Kingdom didn’t fall into the ocean in a sea of bubbling fire.

Here’s what I think: God doesn’t care. He just loves us all and wants us to figure it out on our own.

I’m not trying to insult you, I am simply tired of the debate and the (forced upon me) need to justify my position. You know what? I just plain do not care. You gays want to marry? Big deal. I want to know if you’re still going to pay into the economy, because we could really use that influx of cold, hard cash right about now. I mean, seriously, do people have any idea the wealth you gays represent? Damn.


Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

Bloody great commentary mate! Good on ya!

la isla d'lisa said...

Hey, thanks, Dave!

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