10 May 2012

The Sanctity of WHAT?!

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Kobe Bryant, Tiger Woods, Kim Kardashian, Hugh Hefner... What do all of these people have in common? They have all made a mockery of the so-called sacred ritual of marriage. Kobe and Tiger have had who-knows-how-many extramarital affairs. Kim got paid to broadcast her “special” event on cable television and got a divorce before the ink dried on her marriage license. Hef has been married forever, but still has multiple “girlfriends” living with him. And these are heterosexual people. Why are we denying the right for same-sex couples to marry? Oh yeah, because: “Marriage is so sacred.” “The Bible says it's wrong.” “What about the kids?”

If marriage is so sacred, why is it not a requirement for people to prove their love for each other in order to get a marriage license? As soon as I turned 18, I could have gotten a marriage license within 30 minutes just by saying my fiance is sexy and I want to get married because we'll make pretty babies. Love isn't even a requirement for marriage. There are some same-sex couples who love each other more than life itself, but are denied because of the “sanctity” of marriage. But isn't love sacred also?

The Bible says it's wrong. Hmm... The Church really shouldn't be talking, given its track record for molestation and closet homosexuality. I'm a Christian, and I will admit that I was against same-sex marriage for a while because of my religion, but some things, I just think are wrong. (I have a list, but that's a whole 'nother post on a different blog, lol). The Bible also says to do unto others as you'd want done unto you. Would you want someone to deny you the right to marry the person you loved because of their own preferences? No.

Lastly, “what about the kids?” What about them? As a believer in people being born gay (my own opinion), your child is going to be attracted to whoever they are attracted to. If my child ever came to me and said someone made them gay, I wouldn't take them seriously. So I doubt that seeing same-sex couples get married is going to change their orientation. That's like saying that seeing someone eat apples is going to make your child like apples despite the fact that your child hates apples. No. Your child knows what they like and what they don't so nothing is going to change that. And if you think that teaching your child about why little Suzie's parents are both women is difficult, then you aren't equipped for parenthood. What are you going to do when it's time to teach them that Santa Claus, Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy and Barney aren't real? It's a part of life. Even if same-sex marriage weren't legalized, they are still going to encounter these types of couples at least once in their lives.

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With all of this being said, I have learned to change my views on same-sex marriage. I used to be concerned about all of the things discussed in this blog post. However, as a heterosexual woman, I realized that advocating for same-sex marriage harms me in no way possible. Why? Because I am not interested in marrying a woman. I already have the right and privilege to marry whoever I want, but why would I want to deny others the same right and privilege? Hell, if heterosexual celebrities can marry for money, reproduce like rabbits and name their children ridiculous names, why can't same-sex couples do the same? I'm just sayin'.

What do you think?
♥P.

4 comments:

  1. I think that the Republicans are just saying sanctity of marriage, because they still believe that world is 100% christian....

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  2. Very true. Hypothetically, let's say that marriage is sacred. Does it make a difference who is getting married? If two people are agreeing to participate in this ritual together, then they must also share the same level of commitment & whatnot to do so, right?

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  3. Exactly that's why you need to be on the same spiritual page as your significant other.

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