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Gay marriage: What’s the big deal? March 25, 2013

Posted by ourfriendben in wit and wisdom.

Sheesh. The gay marriage issue has even knocked Pope Francis’s election out of the news. Tuesday and Wednesday, the issue of whether gay people can be allowed to marry will come before the Supreme Court. Yesterday, hundreds of thousands of people marched on Paris to denounce the French President’s bill to allow gay marriage.

What’s the big deal? If you’re not gay, what business is it of yours? That’s certainly the way we feel here. Marriage is a very serious commitment. Huge numbers of young people are choosing to avoid it, having children out of wedlock; over a million Baby Boomers are “living in sin,” choosing to cohabit outside marriage, typically (and rightly) to avoid compromising their childrens’ inheritance.

For gay people to wish to make the serious choice to marry, to make marriage vows to each other, is to us an honorable decision and should be respected. Who are the rest of us to refuse them their rights as human beings? How would we feel if someone told us we couldn’t marry, or live together, or have children as we wished?

Please, let’s stop passing judgement on gays and let them do as they please. The God who created them knows it’s no business of ours.



1. sjones71 - March 25, 2013

Agree! Makes me sad to think that people stand to prohibit anybody from a joyful life.

So right! It’s appalling to me that people feel so uncertain of their own views that they can only be reassured if they force everyone to think exactly like them. Then they must be right! And thus we have the Inquisition and the Salem Witch Trials and the so-called Holy Wars. If only people were happy with their own choices and happy to let others make their choices, the world would finally know peace.

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