It’s Not Just Civil Rights It’s Human Rights

For the longest time I have avoided the gay marriage issue for no really good reason other than it didn’t affect me much.   In all honesty it really doesn’t affect most people’s lives, yet it’s a major issue.  I think there’s a huge misunderstanding of what the issue actually is.

First we need to leave God and the bible completely out of this issue for the simple reason is that what the gay community is asking for is simply to have their union recognized legally by the state.  That’s it, they want the same legal treatment as a heterosexual marriage has.  They want dependant benefits, immediate inheritance, and next of kin status.

Now, the arguments about this are always the same “It’s natural law”, or “It’s God’s law” or “Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve”, Blah blah blah.  Every thing always points back to religion.  Religion is all well and good in the right forums, but we’re talking about state recognition not religious recognition.  I don’t care if a church won’t recognize a marriage, that’s their problem.  Now, if you want to talk sanctity of marriage, then you should be prepared to outlaw divorce.

If memory serves me right we are now at a higher divorce rate than people being married.  Did you know that there are people out there that have the mentality of “Starter Marriages”?  OH, get this, another one I saw just today; “What if we let dad’s and Daughters get married (as long as he divorces her mom, or cousins and siblings get married” .  Two things;

  1. being gay is not illegal, incest is
  2. We’re not talking about family

Yes, this country was founded on Christian principles.  “That all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness” Declaration of Independence.  How well have we lived up to that?  We had slavery, then the Indians, segregation, and now gay marriage.

On this issue I stand apart from fellow conservatives, we preach about Government getting out of our lives, yet they won’t let a percentage of people be happy with who they are.

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2 thoughts on “It’s Not Just Civil Rights It’s Human Rights

  1. Here’s my thoughts on homosexuality from a Christian standpoint (I won’t address the marriage issue mostly because I just don’t have it in me to give a crap right now)

    Homosexuality, biblically speaking, is a sin.

    So is adultery, talking back to you parents, fornication, etc, the list goes on. We are all sinners.

    That said, I got married, in a church, when I was 8 months pregnant.

    And that’s all I have to say about that.

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  2. I’m trying to think of something to add, but you said it all very well Ken. If anything heterosexuals are ruining the sanctity of marriage with divorce, cheating, etc. Granted, homosexuals do cheat too and I’m sure just as many will want a divorce sooner or later….but shouldn’t that be a choice they have to make? Like you said, they aren’t looking for religious approval – just basic human rights. If it’s all about religous approval, then what about all of the people that don’t believe in God that are married, that have the right to be married…why are they allowed to have that right?

    Random memory – I once had someone argue with me that homosexuals are going to kill off the human race…no joke. Their argument was that since homosexuals can’t reproduce with each other eventually there will be no more humans left in the world. Try to wrap your brain around that one!

    Ignorance is bliss? No, ignorance is stupidity! 🙂

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