Relating to today’s previous post about people trying to misrepresent their religious bigotries (or beliefs) as something other then they are, my state of abode is currently going through a gay marriage battle. Now I know I’ve covered this before. but the current dialogue makes me want to go again. I understand the tricky spot that the anti gay marriage folks are in. As far as I can tell there is absolutely no reason to not support gay marriage unless you have some religious beliefs that oppose homosexuality. Now since you can’t really (in this day and age at least) maintain a large public dialogue using reasoning like that, they have to come up with some other excuse.
That excuse being Tradition. I’m not sure when that became a valid excuse… Traditions change, if they didn’t black people would still be able to be bought and sold at market with no say in their lives and women wouldn’t be able to vote. Neither of them could own land and, of course, your wife should be burned when you die and your servants should be killed and buried with you. Strangely, those were changed.
So if one throws out the tradition excuse as just a red herring (or any tradition excuse that doesn’t claim an origin in religious belief), then what are you stuck with?
I don’t think that this is a gay marriage debate at all. The debate is still over homosexuality. The people who do not support gay marriage are the people who believe that homosexuality is a sin or some other kind of abomination and they probably think that gay people should be killed or sent to Siberia so they they don’t infect “our grandchildren” with their filth. God forbid one of your children become gay… How can we prevent it since we can’t just kill gay people anymore and make them hide? I know! The only opposition that is left to us in this country is to say that “real” marriage is too good for them. Let’s do it “No gay marriage, no gay marriage”.
It’s just easier to say in public than “kill the fags”.