Monday, December 19, 2011
Anti-Equality Pastor Tells Flock to Back Gingrich
My pace of thinking accelerates when I read the constant stream of info I see on Facebook and Twitter. This one today...well it really got me thinking.
It's about gay marriage and a pastor somehow trying to convince his flock that liberals want to destroy marriage by allowing gays to unite in holy matrimony and then urging his flock to support Newt Gingrich.
That makes no sense.
Marriage is, in my mind, a religious bond between two people. It's not a religious bond between a man and a goat or a woman and a zebra. It's not a religious bond between fourteen people. It's one person and one person. Marriage is between the people and their church. It has no place in government. It has no place in the Constitution. It has no place anywhere but a place of worship.
That's too simple, though. The law has evolved to include definitions of marriage that, frankly, are outdated and outmoded. We need to redefine the legal definition of marriage to include one person and one person. Is it that hard?
Furthermore, no one has done more to destroy the holy bond of marriage in the current Presidential race than Newt Gingrich. The oft-married one has been unfaithful in the past, and he has done the only thing that's out to destroy marriage...divorce.
That's right. DIVORCE. That's what's out to destroy marriage. It's not the men and women in this country that are fighting everyday to be included. They want equal rights with what straight couples have. Why is it so hard to see that this is an equal rights issue under the law and not a mission to destroy the institution of marriage? In fact, I would argue that same sex marriage only STRENGTHENS it.
Same sex marriage is legal in countries like Canada. I have yet to see the locusts attack there. There's been no plagues, and, besides the bird flu scare a few years back in Toronto, life seems to be progressing normally there.
It's time to bring equality to America and bring the legal definition of marriage into the 21st Century.