Friday, February 20, 2004

On Gay Marriage

SAN FRANCISCO — Gay marriage opponents went back to court Friday to try to stop the wedding spree that's been taking San Francisco by storm for more than a week.

Read the whole story here.

Here's my .02$ on the matter. What the hell is the federal government doing telling people what they can and cannot do with their private lives? If two men(women) want to engage in a homosexual/lesbian relationship, what business is it of Uncle Sam's? Don't get me wrong. I don't condone gay/lesbian marriage, I don't condemn it either. Ihonestlyy don't care. And neither should the federal government. What I do care about is that we don't need another constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. We just don't need any more amendments period. First of all, the more amendments you have, the less important each one becomes. Secondly, it's a behavioral issue, not a government issue. The constitution was written as a guideline for running the government, not people's lives.

Now, here's myChristiann POV. We shouldn't make laws allowing gay marriage either. Here's why. And no, it has nothing to do with my "bible thumping philosophy". Real Christians know that one of the greatest gifts given to us by God is the gift of free will. The ability to make our own choices. If we had no choice, then we'd all be in church every Sunday and Wednesday night, crying halleluha!! That's simply not the case. The reason behind my position falls under the legal problems. To do so, you would have to change the definition of marriage. As it is now, marriage is the union of one man and one woman. Now on the surface, changing this definition to simply say two people instead seems simple. Consider this though. For every agenda you have, there are a hundred others waiting for yours to go through so it will open the door for theirs. Here's where it gets tricky. You change the definition to say two people instead of one man and one woman. Then the bigamists say, hey, the homo's can do it, why can't I have more than one wife? Well, OK Mr. BackwardsAssRedneck, you have a point. You can have as many wives as you want, so long as they are willing. Again, simple fix right? Just let them do it, right? After all, they are adults. Well then comes along Mr and Mrs Reallybackwardsassrednecks, who happen to be brother and sister, and they want to get married. Then comes along Mr. Reallyreallybackwardsassredneck, and this idiot wants to marry his freakin' horse. By the time it's all said and done, you have some yo-yo saying, "Hey, the homos and the bigamists and the incestials (is that a word??) and the beastiality-type folks can do, so I wanna marry....MY CAR!!!!". The point is you open a whole new can of worms. Each new piece of legislation opens the door for a hundred others. Which is why the Constitution has and should continue to have limited amendments. The fine men who founded this country wrote that little piece of paper to prevent the government from becoming too large. But with each new legislation, it gets a little bigger. I have no problem if two men want to spend the rest of their lives corn-holing each other's anuses. Really, I don't. That is their life, their porogative. Any moral issues anyone might have (myself included) is really none of our business. I just don't want any more "legislation" to guarantee these new "rights".