Saturday, March 30, 2013

Why are we still talking about Gay Marriage?

I really don’t understand.

I don’t understand how people who profess, as part of their larger political philosophy, that they want to get government out of people’s lives insist that the national government should make a law for everyone defining marriage.  Could there be a more intrusive example of government intrusion into our lives?

I don’t understand how people who profess to love the constitution would choose to ignore the 1st amendment to our Constitution and try to force the rest of us to live by the rules of their religion.

I am disappointed that people who try to make a historical argument about the institution of marriage have so little understanding of the history of marriage.

I am fascinated that people of faith who quote scripture to defend their positions seem to want to ignore all the variations of marriage that the bible has sanctioned.

It would be funny if it weren’t so sad that most of the same people who insist that same sex marriage should be illegal will also insist that closing the gun show loophole or banning 30 round magazines infringe on their constitutional rights.  Ignoring the simple reality that there is no evidence that gay marriage hurts anyone while also ignoring the tremendous cost that we as Americans pay every day due to the easy availability of guns in our society.

Why is this something we still have to debate?

I really don’t understand.