While watching a few news stories on the current debate on Same-Sex Marriage going on in the Supreme Court today I had a bit of an epiphany. I think
we're over thinking the Constitution and the Bill Of Rights.
The reason I have always liked those documents is that for such great works of writing, they are beautifully simple. I think that this is the way we
should look at them, that they are not metaphor, but strait forward guidelines.
When it say things like "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal." That's a pretty strait forward statement. We can
debate whether they meant All Men, or All White Men, or however you wish to interpret it. But, I believe that we should take the words at face value.
That it means All Men (all people, Mankind) are created equal and are afforded the same rights at birth.
To me, that means all people, no matter race, religion, or creed, share the same rights (under these documents at least). So, If two men, or two
women, wish to marry let them. It will hurt nobody if same sex couples are allowed marriage by federal law.
Think about it, If your homosexual neighbors, co-workers, or peers are allowed to join in marriage, how would this affect you? The answer is that it
To not allow same sex couples to marry, you are no better than the person who doesn't want people of other religions to be able to practice their
faith. There is no difference. Granted, we don't allow religions to have human sacrifice but, then again there's really no equal to that in this
Allowing same-sex marriage will not cause all the kids to be gay, it won't turn your daughter into a prostitute, and it won't make your son a
If there is a group of people that you don't like, you don't hang around them, right? That doesn't mean that you don't want them to be able to
exercise the same rights that you do, if it does, there's nothing I can do to help you.
This brings me to the last point, let it be known that I am not picking on Christians here. The only reason the following example is here is due to
the likeliness of someone posting the same question or a variation thereof. So, without further adieu: You may say, "But, we are a Christian Nation.
Homosexuality is a sin." To this I will say. Did Jesus himself not say: "In all things, do unto others as you would have them do unto you." or you may
prefer: "Love thy neighbor as thyself."
In the four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), Homosexuality isn't even mentioned. The four Gospels are The Chronicles of the life of Jesus
Christ. If in fact Jesus was anti-homosexual, do you not think he would have had something to say about it?
So in conclusion, I can find no reason not to allow Homosexuals to get married. If you disagree, I'd love to hear your opinion on it.
Thanks everybody, and please keep it civil.
edit on 26-3-2013 by dave_welch because: (no reason given)