I am puzzled as to why all the rhetoric regarding gay marriage. Why is it even a topic? Haven’t we learned anything about regression yet? Doesn’t our knowledge of history tell us anything? When will we wise up?
I would like to think we haven’t legalized gay marriage in the US yet because some of those who have control over what is legislated and what isn’t, know what they are doing. It’s so easy to sit there and say “But, they love each other.” Therefore, they should have every privilege a married, heterosexual couple does, right?
It’s this use of words that gets things all screwed up. As someone who is vehemently anti gay marriage and any other legislated gay anything, I say they should have the rights to shared insurance, mutual inheritance and other privileges. I just don’t want them to get married. I don’t want a township, a county, a state or our country to publicly recognize and condone gay marriage because it is fundamentally wrong. I don’t care if two gay people are in love or not – it is biblically, not natural.
We seem to stop thinking when it comes to this issue. If you remember, we once used to have morning prayers in school. We even said the pledge of allegiance, with “One Nation, under God…” in the middle of it. Our teachers at one time had the liberty of punishing our children if they did wrong things. We were allowed to give Bibles out to graduating students. We invited ministers to offer prayer at many different ceremonies. We proudly set up nativity scenes; on the Post Office lawn. We could publicly state “Merry Christmas” to anyone and everyone with little fear of repercussion. Department stores and malls would regularly play Christmas music that was real CHRISTmas music (Silent Night, Oh Little Town of Bethlehem, The First Noel, and so on) instead of nothing but “Santa got run over by a reindeer, or Frosty the snowman, or Jingle bells.
All of that and more, so much more, is nothing but a figment of our past imagination now. Of course, to replace all of that we have school shootings, a major increase in child suicide, a cottage industry for child psychologists, child pornography, child prostitution, drop outs, and on and on. Probably much better than giving someone a Bible, right?
In addition, most things that once were taboo, but finally made it through the social gauntlet are common, every day things today. One day, Gay Marriage will be so common place that we will wonder why we ever had any sort of complaint about it at all.
What is worrisome about this is that one day we may be faced with the question of why an adult shouldn’t be able to marry a 12 or 13 year old. The argument will be the same as for gay marriage; they both love each other. What about the man who would like to marry his goat? Laugh today but one day you may be faced with the same argument; they both love each other. Soon the question of marrying more than one partner will show up in the courtroom. Any one of the many different, currently illegal, sexual deviations would be fodder for debate.
Even prostitution could end up for legalization at some point in the future. Why not; they both love each other, sort of. To even think that gay marriage is not an aberration is astounding. To try to defend the position of it being normal, natural or expected is equally as astounding. I am overweight but I certainly don’t try to convince anyone I’m not. I am what I am, and that is all there is to it. Being overweight is not a socially accepted deviation and it should ever become one. Overweight is not good for anyone. Homosexuality is an abomination! You may be homosexual but that is what it is; it is not normal.
I believe the main reason gay marriage is not fully legalized in this country, YET, is because many lawmakers think the same way. As our country continues to degrade into a modern day Sodom, Gomorrah, or Rome, we will become more and more lax on our societal rules of life. Many current taboos will soon become common, everyday things. We will lapse into a coma like state of existence and accept anything and everything.
So the real reason we have not legalized gay marriage and all the other ridiculous taboos, is because the time has not yet come. They will be legal here very soon. Mark my word. Anything and everything you want to partake in will soon be available for you. Then we will know we have come full circle and it is time to go home. Who is it that once said something like; “When we are no longer one nation under God, we will be one nation gone under. It’s time to put God back into our decision making process.