Let me preface this post by saying that ignorant, hate filed, derogatory, defamatory, idiotic comments will not only not see the light of day on here, it will affect me none! Your name will not be remembered. Your comment won’t be read past the first few words, so forget about it. Intellectual conversation and having a normal, non argumentative conversation is perfectly fine and accepted. I suggest you read the entire thing too before you react. Twice if you need to make sure you understand. Ok trolls? Let’s go….
Did you know that there are approximately 20 different major religions in the world, many more less-major religions and around 34,000 separate Christian groups? That’s pretty diverse and a lot of different view points. And luckily, in the U.S. we’re
supposed to be free to practice and believe whatever faith we choose if we choose to practice at all. So, for one group of people to impose their beliefs on an entire nation and to try to make them follow laws that go along with that belief and the “Best selling novel of all time”, a book that has been rewritten several times, is scary and creepy, if you ask me.
How would those people like it if people of the Islamic faith, the second most popular religion in the world followed by Hinduism, Buddhism, Atheists and Sikhism, did what this group of Christians (I am not categorizing all Christians in this group, by the way, because there are millions of Christians out there who believe in marriage equality and many other things, even the Pope) is trying to do to the rest of the nation? They would not like it one bit and it would be really ugly and they’d probably start a war over it. In fact, religion has a lot to do with why we’re involved with I.S.I.S. right now. Look at what those people are doing to people who don’t follow their same beliefs. They’re murdering people, taking over cities, taking education away from women…..and trying to make their entire country follow them if not by choice, by force. Don’t get me wrong, they’re WAY more extreme than what’s going on here, but the idea of it is not much different to me. I think that certain group of people should think of it that way. How would you like it if a religion that you did not believe in wanted to make laws that take some of your civil liberties and civil rights away? To take away certain medical procedures because they didn’t agree with it? You wouldn’t want me to force my views on you or make a law that says men and women can’t marry each other, would you? Or say that if you couldn’t get pregnant on your own, any unnatural means of conceiving a child is unlawful, would you? You definitely don’t want I.S.I.S. to come here and force their B.S. on us and do what they’re doing over seas in America. So you shouldn’t do anything in close relation to your own country. I don’t care what you believe in; that’s your prerogative and if it makes you happy, excellent. If you don’t agree with someone, that’s perfectly fine and you have every right not to agree with it, but don’t force your views and make it a law. I certainly don’t agree with the GOP or tea party goers (obviously), but I’m not going to sit there and argue with them and say hey, “This is what I believe and now you have to follow laws that go along with my beliefs because this book I read says so. And if you don’t like it you could get arrested or be denied certain rights.” If you feel so strongly about it, don’t marry a gay couple or perform an abortion, or whatever, but there should be someone who will allow those things right down the road and not be persecuted for it. You cannot just take those things away completely from everyone.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: There’s a reason for separation between church and state for a very good reason. Not everyone believes the same things and that is why we have a group of people from different backgrounds to make those decisions. Decisions based on the good of EVERYONE. One specific religious group has no right to tell others how to live nor take away their ability to marry some that they love and make that commitment or take away anything else from them for that matter. So if 2 people, be it a man and woman, 2 men, 2 women, a black person and white person, a mixed race person and a Latino person, or whatever combination of consenting adults you can think of want to be in a legally binding commitment together they should be able to do so. And certain
Fox News people want to now ask, is Polygamy going to be next? Well in my opinion, if a group of people (as fucked up as I may view it) want to marry each other, so be it. If it makes you happy, fine. Be a giant dysfunctional family. As long as it’s between humans and consenting adults, I’m OK with it. It has no bearing on my life whatsoever as long as they don’t try to force me to live and believe the same way as them.
FREEDOM, the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint. The absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action. Liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another. (Note: there’s nothing in the definition of freedom that says you can only marry who a government says you can marry or can only live by a Bible that you may not follow or believe in.)
And that’s my opinion for today.