Things that make you go hmmmm….

You know, as New Jersey gives homosexual partners full rights under the law, just like heterosexual married partners, it occurs to me that I have never really understood how GAY marriage threatens the “sacred” nature of straight marriage. (That may not be the official term, but that’s really what it is, right?)

I’ve heard the outcry, about how legalizing gay marriage will threaten the sanctity of ALL marriages. It boggles the mind. I mean, really, if you are GAY, you are gay. The only BAD thing I have ever seen come from gay people legally marrying straight people is when they FINALLY accept that they are gay and abandon their families, TEARING apart and destroying lives that NEVER would have been torn apart had the gay person not been forced to HIDE their real sexuality. Is this the aim of not allowing them to marry each other?

Because, let’s face it. If you ARE NOT GAY, you aren’t suddenly going to decide to marry someone of the same sex. The “gay recruitment” agenda I’ve heard some morons speak of is so ridiculous, that it should be it should be the definition of “stupid” in the dictionary.

Either you ARE gay, or you aren’t. The only confusion in sexuality comes when people say being gay is this HORRENDOUS sin and an abberation of nature. Then, damn straight you are going to be questioning your sexuality and trying to force your round self in the square box.

Who wants to be an abberation of nature? Well, except maybe that Rush Limbaugh guy. And Jared Leto. And probably Tom Cruise, but since he has solved all the words problems, you’d have a hard time convincing HIM of that.

So again, I ask, WHERE does the threat come from? Does the Religious Right think people are lemmings, with no ability to think or reason? Don’t answer that. It’s on their Christmas list.

The truth is, LEGALIZING gay marriage is NOT going to drive hordes of formerly heterosexual people into gay relationships. Because THAT IS NOT THE WAY IT WORKS. Please. I ask Rush Limbaugh, “if we legalize gay marriage, are you going to propose to Howard Stern? Enquiring minds want to know?”

I ask Orrin Hatch, “So, if we legalize gay marriage, does this mean you and Michael Jackson will be hooking up?”


Please, someone, give me a good reason. GIVE ME A LEGITIMATE ARGUMENT, besides, “It says so in the Bible.”

I’m waiting….


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11 Responses to Things that make you go hmmmm….

  1. mlbower says:

    I can think of a threat:

    It could be even harder to book a hall for the reception because of the increase in weddings.


  2. Cele says:

    Amen sista! I’ve NEVER, and will NEVER understand this arguement.

    Now on the subject of FrankenTom… I heard he is taking back or trying to neutralize a lot of his recent past actions, because his popularity rating has
    plummeted. From the top 10 (or so) to 600 something. Ah. He should take
    a page from John Travolta’s book and learn to not jam your beliefs down other
    people’s throats. Oh and don’t jump on the furniture. Didn’t his mommy teach
    him anything?


  3. Summer says:

    Hmm. Good question.

    I feel that marriage was created for the benefit of raising children.
    Lots of people have been married who did not love each other, and weren’t necessarily attracted to each other. Love and/or sexual attraction is not a requirement for marriage.
    I think gays hope that if gay marriage is legal, their life choices will be accepted by most people. Unfortunantly I don’t think that will happen anytime soon.


  4. T.B. says:

    I hope you brought food and water if you plan on waiting to hear a valid reason for banning gay marriage. Monetarily just think of the tax base it will create, not to mention the licensing fees and we haven’t even begun to talk about the divorce windfall. Wait a minute, the latter might be a valid reason to ban all marriage. Nah, you better bring a book along.


  5. Mary says:

    My favorite way to respond to someone who insists that homosexuality is a choice, is to ask that person when they chose to be straight. I certainly don’t remember sitting down as a child or adolescent, and thinking, “hmmmm……boys….girls…..boys….girls….eenie meenie minie mo, BOYS it is!!!”


  6. dragonhlm says:

    I have debated this question with a number of people. All joking aside. I think that the only plausible reason to feel threatened by gay marriage would be a loss of revenue. The leading political point the last couple of elections (not counting this silly war on terror thing) has been health care. When two primary bread winners shack up you loose the contribution of one of them. And they are both entitled to the same benefits. I know several divorced men who would like to be married “on paper” to get rid of half this liability. And the coverage doesn’t stop there the dependents of the spouse are also covered. The people who are threatened by this gay marriage are the insurance companies. And is it any surprise that they are the leading lobbyist and money holders in the world. When you look at it like that, this is a HUGE deal.


  7. spyscribbler says:

    Mlbower, LOL. That was a funny way to make your point. I liked it!

    Dragonhlm, you really hit the nail on the head. The power of the medical lobbying groups is outrageous in this country. I won’t get started, but it makes me alternately sad and furious that an industry that is supposed to be about healing people, has politics that often do the exact opposite.

    I don’t believe marriage was created to raise children. It’s a formal way people announce and celebrate their commitment and love to each other. Whether homosexual or heterosexual relationship, it makes no difference.


  8. ktzmom says:

    Mary – I couldn’t agree with you more.

    Also, there are some companies whose health insurance will allow you to put a significant other on your policy. Whether that person is same sex or opposite sex it doesn’t matter.


  9. Bishoprick says:

    Ok, here is the “legitmate reason” at least if you are an LDS GA:

    If Gay marriage becomes legalized, there is nothing really standing in the way of Polygamy. The GAs know this and are scared to death. Right now they have the excuse of “revelation” (cough) that ended Polygamy due to being against the law, yada yada.

    How can they keep that dispicable practice from being reinstated if there is no legal reason? This would REALLY put the LDS church in Cult mode…publically. It would split the membership and crush new convert baptisms.

    This is the real reason the LDS church is against Gay marriage.


  10. T.B. says:

    If you are against gay marriage then don’t marry a gay person. Then just be quiet.


  11. i’m not totally against gay marriage, coz gay persons need to be happy to –


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