I’m getting to the point where I can’t even effectively argue this issue anymore, because the people who are refusing equal rights to the LGBT community just make me want to punch them in the face. I’m hoping that laying it all out on the line here will be less frustrating, so here goes…
1. “Marriage has always been between a man and a woman.”
Uh, maybe in your intolerant religion, but the last time I checked, Christianity wasn’t the only religion on the planet. The Native Americans, Hindus, Confucians, Wiccans, and Unitarian Universalists all allow homosexuality in their religions.
2. “It will devalue the sanctity of straight marriage.”
First of all, divorce has already done that, so if you want to blame anyone, go talk to Henry VIII, okay? Second of all, you’re talking about prohibiting the legal recognition of same-sex marriage within our government. You know the Second Amendment that you all like so much? Check it out:
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Okay, let me break this down so you understand it: keep your religion out of our government, as our government is required to stay out of your religion. Christians are so quick to say that there’s some “War on Christmas” and that “our Christian values are being threatened!” No they’re not! Your Christian values are only threatened by all of the Christians running in the other direction because of your hateful dogma, and refusal to accept that not everyone has to follow your doctrine. The government is not going to force your church to recognize same-sex marriage, so don’t try to make the government follow your values.
If you can accept that other religions and people are okay with same-sex marriage, you need to accept that pushing your religious views into law is not only unethical, it’s illegal.
3. “Marriage is for procreation.”
Fuck off. Seriously, just fuck the fuck off…
4. “This is a new thing and Proposition 8 is just akin to pushing the ‘pause’ button so that we can all play catch-up.”
This picture is a two-fer, not only are these guys old as hell, they’re in the damn military. So for all you homophobic soldiers, sailors, Marines, and airmen, there’s plenty of gay dudes in the military. They’re not scamming on your junk, so pipe the fuck down (I love you, Jenna Marbles…)
Homosexuality has been around since the Dawn of Man (unlike your dumb “traditional values”), and you would think that perhaps we would be used to it by now, but no, we can’t deal. Because people suck.
5. “The Bible says it’s wrong.”
Okay, so let’s just pretend here for a minute that the Christian Bible applies to everyone (Newsflash: it doesn’t), even so, didn’t the Great and All-Powerful Jesus say “judge not, lest ye be judged”? Aren’t there plenty of examples in the Bible that says “yo dudes, leave the sinners alone, because I’ll take care of them later” (or something like that), and if there are parts of the Bible that say that you all do need to take action, doesn’t that make it contradictory, and like, proof that maybe the Bible was written by people and not some omnipotent, omniscient, infallible Santa-in-the-sky figure??
Alright, so moving along from the “we all do actually have to follow the Bible” fallacy, we all don’t follow the frickin’ Bible! If you want to follow the Bible, bully for you, but I don’t, I’m good, I don’t need it. If your church doesn’t want to recognize same-sex marriage, that’s totally fine! A church is supposed to be a group of people with shared values, if you all agree that homosexuality is wrong and that allowing homosexuals to marry in your church would destroy you, then don’t let them in, that’s totally fine. No self-respecting gay wants to be a member of your hateful club anyways, and if you really think that same-sex marriage is going to destroy everything, your faith isn’t very strong then, is it?
Bottom line: no one here is even entitled to an opinion on homosexuality or same-sex marriage. Why? Because whether you like it or not, gay people exist, and whether you want them to get married or not, they are going to. It is absolutely unconstitutional to tell someone that they aren’t entitled to the rights that you are afforded because your religion won’t allow it. Again, fuck off.
I can’t believe that this whole Prop 8 thing doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, it really makes me believe that we need to get all the old white dudes out of office. Maybe they were progressive 40 years ago when they were initially going into politics, but they aren’t now, and our generation is ready for some fucking change. So I’m going to shamelessly plug my new Cause and Facebook page: Vote Out. It’s new, we don’t have a lot of members yet, but I’m working on it. I would love it if you all would take the Vote Out Pledge (found here), and help support the page as well. Congress is no longer representative of America’s people, we have to take our elected government back, and get some younger blood in there. Please. Vote responsibly. Learn about your representative’s campaign. Don’t let anyone tell you how to vote. Vote your conscience. We can make America great again.