You may be wondering why I am defending the right of AMERICAN CITIZENS, CONSENTING ADULTS, to choose to formalize their love in the legal and societal structure known as marriage. While I know many people have already covered much ground in the argument, using the Bible, traditions, moral codes, and what not, here are the main reasons why I am voting NO on Tuesday:
- Discrimination under the guise of anything is not cool. Not that long ago in our country, as noted in the first video, interracial marriage was illegal. Unfortunately, many Christians and their churches used the Bible to propagate this opinion. It wasn’t cool then and it’s not cool now. Whether you aree with the homosexual lifestyle or not is not relevant. I don’t want to argue whether homosexuals are committing sin or not, but even if they ARE, they join all of the rest of humanity who are tainted by their own sin.
- In my opinion, the following have a bigger impact on ending “tradition marriage”, much more than homosexuals marrying. Divorce, adultery, spousal abuse, common law situation, and the like. Yet many of these do not cause people to stand on the corners and fight so vehemently.
- I have seen lots of Pro 8 people on corners as well as heard from my daughter about those storming around her college campus. Signs like, “you are children of satan” and “gays go to hell” are not cool. Nice form of using your rights to free speech to spew out hate. Not cool. Funny, I can’t say I saw any of the Con 8 protesters show so much discontent but promoted love.
- I am a lesbian. This fact might cause some of my readers to be so angry that they will leave and maybe despise me. Believe me, I have already lost many, many “friends” who heard RUMORS that I was a lesbian. In fact, if I run into people I used to work with I often am shunned or down right treated badly. So whatever. I am done playing the game of not being honest. If you need to go, I respect that and I am cool with it even – I am all for people doing what they need to in order to be true to themselves. And I am not about to get married and I yet would have voted against 8 even if I wasn’t a lesbian, because it is not my job to judge others. Someday, however, if God blesses me with love, I hope to be able to marry.
- And for those who are “in the know”, I did not lose my job at ECCU because I am a lesbian.
- I want to add, Rona is not a lesbian so the rumor about that can end here. Not that anyone who reads my blog are the people who perpetuate this.