Maine Gay Marriage Opponents Resort to Playground Tactics

I had to read this twice just to be sure my brain was functioning properly. Yup it is. Apparently gay marriage opponents feel that a playground rhyme makes a good argument.

from Maine Sentinel

Arguments in favor of same-sex marriage have been stated as follows:

1. If we do permit and encourage homosexual marriage, it will bring a lot of money to our state. So, the biggest consideration is financial gain.

2. It has nothing to do with religion. Those with strong religious views are narrow-minded bigots who should stick to their beliefs and let others do the same.

Such reasoning is not based on truth and moral values, but on materialism and human reasoning.

May I suggest that perhaps our Creator be allowed to say a word.

In the beginning God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve. Marriage was God’s plan, not man’s, intended for the good of mankind. The Apostle Paul said there were some things that are against nature.

We cannot argue with the fact that if all mankind were engaged in the homosexual union, that would be the end of mankind.

[emphasis mine]

Really? Are we still going there? Is this a debate between intelligent adults or a school yard name calling? We should be discussing this issue. Such debate is part of a healthy democracy. I will say however, debating morality and the word of God is tough. Belief of that nature is hard to debate without getting clouded by emotion, descending quickly into hateful bashing.

I don’t know why I’m opening myself up to this, but let’s try to tackle a few other things. When Guttenburg translated the bible for all to read he opened up a can of words. Now anyone can read the bible and interpret it how they wish. The vast majority of bible readers do not take the words literally. A.J. Jacobs tried that and you can see how hard it was to really take the bible word for word. So that means we now have people picking and choosing which parts to follow and which parts to conveniently ignore. Listen, Jesus was a great man with an excellent message, but I don’t follow his words in the bible exactly. Few of us do.

Because of this picking and choosing, the morality issue quickly becomes relative. What is unforgivable to me might be fine by my neighbor. If you are going to make the argument that God says we should and should not do this follow all of his words, not just some. Otherwise your argument is severely flawed.

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4 Responses

  1. View my opinion on this matter here:

    http://tongue-cheek.blogspot.com
    /2008/04/havent-we-been-over-this-before.html

  2. View my opinion on this matter here:

    http://tongue-cheek.blogspot.com
    /2008/04/havent-we-been-over-this-before.html

  3. You hit the nail right on the head Chuck. Logically anti-gay marriage have little footing. I love how they cherry pick which moralities in the bible should be legislated.

    Also it makes me laugh/yell/sigh that you wrote that post almost a year ago and it could have been from today like mine.

  4. You hit the nail right on the head Chuck. Logically anti-gay marriage have little footing. I love how they cherry pick which moralities in the bible should be legislated.

    Also it makes me laugh/yell/sigh that you wrote that post almost a year ago and it could have been from today like mine.

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