Belief in god and his unjust rules do not make them real or relevant when it comes to the issue of equality. However, what is real and relevant is called the First Amendment which contains the Establishment Clause, which states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion…” You may know this as the separation of church and state. This is why prayer and other brainwashing religious tradition has thankfully been taken out of public schools (although you wouldn’t know that if you walked into most Tennessee schools). A religious perspective is not only meaningless and unnecessary when discussing the issue of equality, but as it pertains to making laws or amending the constitution, it is also illegal. However, some people still insist on making their faulty argument.
The typical bogus argument against gay marriage is that it will tarnish the sanctity of straight marriage. How? Nobody knows, but it has something to do with pretending there is a sky judge watching us have intercourse. That reason does not actually matter, because the true reason the anti-gay people argue this way is that they think gay sex is gross, so they mask their disgust with a sanctimonious statement citing make-believe rules from a non-existent wizard.
It seems that many people are afraid of mysteriously “catching the gay gene” or some other ridiculous sentiment that keeps them from supporting equality. To a logical person, being infected with “gay” is as silly as an argument citing “god” as a reason to prevent people from having equal rights. Sorry, but you do not get to use an imaginary magician’s rules to keep people from being treated fairly here on Earth. YOU are free to have your magic man’s rules, but you can not impose them on me. That’s bullshit.
The case is often made that because Christian god hates gay people (Don’t believe me? Read the Bible, god is very clear about that), society should treat them unfairly. However, this stated belief can surely not be the real core of the anti-gay marriage argument. If it were, someone would be able to explain how allowing gay marriage would hinder straight marriage. The fact is that gay people getting married will not at all effect your marriage, so why are people so opposed?
Men are usually the ones speaking out against homosexuality because they feel the most threatened. The honest reason they’ll never admit to? They think a man having anal sex with a man is yucky and that is the real reason they would like to prevent gay people from equality. It makes no sense. Who gives a shit in which hole a person puts their penis (as long as the owner of said hole is receptive of course)! More importantly, why the fuck would an all loving, all knowing god of the universe give a shit where an earth man puts his wang? Good news, treating homosexuals with dignity does not require one to partake in this activity.
The other possibility when people speak out against gay marriage, is that they themselves actually have homosexual tendencies, and it scares them. We have heard many a prominent leader speak out against homosexuality and then be caught in some homosexual scandal shortly thereafter. Speaking out against homosexual equality can often be a case of protesting too much. “Fucking fags… Now let me see, was it three taps with the left foot under the bathroom stall or two taps? Oh well, I’m entering the glory hole.”
On the surface, the anti-gay marriage argument stems from religion. Any religious argument can be quickly dismissed because, as intelligent people know, god does not exist so we do not need to follow the hateful bigoted “rules” of the Bible. If you REALLY think god hates homosexuals, then there is more good news: god will punish them. It is NOT our job to exclude those NOT harming anyone by preventing them from having equal human rights.
The real honest issue is anal sex, unfounded fear, and nothing else. Do not be misled by the “war on marriage”. It is not real, and neither is god. So here we are, in the year 2016, still having this conversation about keeping gay people from expressing their love on paper. Let everyone love each other, and be happy, no matter how they choose to have intercourse.
Christians (and I have asked many over the years), have yet to tell me how Bill an Bob (who they have never met and will never meet) getting married will hurt their own marriage or family.
The “best” they can do is say the bible condemns it. Which, is open for interpretation as it is. They cite their “religious freedom”. Well, religious freedom does not mean forcing everyone to follow that religion, yet activist Christians think their rules should be imposed one everyone.
Gay Marriage has been legal in my jurisdiction for I think almost 15 years. I remember at the time the churches were going bezerk trying to stop this and going on about how it was going to destroy marriages. Of course, there are still the same ratio of straight people getting married, and a similar divorce rate, and basically nothing changed Intelligent people already knew it would have no effect on straight marriages.
Sadly, this will be an election issue in the USA this year, once again.
Christians wonder why people do not like them or laugh at them. Because they keep wanting to impose something written 3000+ years ago by an unknown person as reason to deny equal rights to their own fellow citizens. Christians forget that the bible was used to justify slavery in the americas. Christians today will condemn that; just like I think most christians 200 years from now will condemn the fight to stop gay marriage.
And yes, part of it is “ewwww sex” stuff, and part of it is fear one of their kids will be gay. And also the self hatred for having gay feelings internally.
If Christians want to deny all science, hold onto an ancient manuscript as fact, they are welcome to do that. but for fuck sakes, stop using it to deny people rights, or deny science to other peoples children via the school system.