It’s a glorious day for hope, peace, love, and people with ducks….

Yesterday, the strangest thing happened.

I received a breaking news alert from Fox 13. A federal judge had struck down Utah’s ban on same sex marriage, and suddenly, it was legal.

It was legal for my friend Nick Rupp, and his loving partner Michael Jensen, to get married. To have the same rights as we do.

I checked around for hallucinogens, and made sure I wasn’t dreaming, but it was real.

The Tribune article also said:

“The state’s current laws deny its gay and lesbian citizens their fundamental right to marry and, in so doing, demean the dignity of these same-sex couples for no rational reason,” wrote U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby in the 53-page decision. “Accordingly, the court finds that these laws are unconstitutional.”

And they are. Anyone who can think in a straight line knows this.

Circular logic is popular around these parts. For example, the LDS Church has a good president, Thomas S. Monson. Because he is a good man, and he believes Mormonism is true, then Mormonism must be true. Right? I heard this from a family member just the other day. But I think critically. I do not fall into these non-factual arguments. I like the Pope, too, but I’m not lining up for Catechism classes (I’ve already taken them, I just didn’t get baptized).

Love is love. Sometimes, people overstep the bounds of what is love. For example, if you are in love with your horse, I’m afraid you are going to need some counseling. (I do not mean if you LOVE your horse, I mean if you want to dress your horse up, stick stilettos on her hooves and take her out to dinner at a fancy restaurant to see if you can get lucky later.)

Another example of the abuse of the term “love” occurs in polygamy. This is an interesting challenge for the bigamy laws, but they aren’t really enforced anyway and haven’t been for years. The abuses come with the marrying of underage girls with no choice, education, knowledge, or way to live in the real world.

Pedophiles do not love, and should not be allowed to live anywhere near children. This is not the same thing as homosexual love. A man loves a man. A woman loves a woman. A woman loves a man. A man loves a woman. I guess a man loves six women, who are old enough to agree, gets to go in there, too,

As for the Duck Guy, why is it that every time someone spends their youth whoring, drinking, drugging, and who knows what else, but “finds” Jesus, they suddenly become the judge of all that is holy? I wouldn’t think Jesus would appreciate this. What the “Duck Guy” said means nothing. He’s a reality TV show personage, people. Are you going to take moral advice from Snooki next? Or Kanye West, who practices thuggery and compares himself to a cop, or a soldier, or someone who puts his life on the line EVERY DAY to keep you safe.

The “Duck Guy” is dumb, didn’t deserve a story, and doesn’t deserve to be named here. If it wants to be stupid, that’s his business. Just keep it away from me and the rest of the world. As Forrest’s Mama used to say, “Stupid is as stupid does.”

Don’t do stupid.

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About Natalie R. Collins

Natalie has more than 30 years writing, editing, proofreading and design experience. She has written 20 books (and counting), has worked for the Sundance Film Festival, and as an investigative journalist, editor, and proofreader. She embraces her gypsy-heart and is following her new free-thinking journey through life. Follow her as she starts over and learns a bunch of life's lessons--some the hard way.
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