I think it’s a good time to reflect on Equality, and what that really means. As humans, on a worldwide level, we should be able to seek as much happiness for our path in life, that is possible. We are all entitled to the same rights, atleast, within our own country, as everybody else. (Worldwide Politics is another story and something that you will probably see discussed on here in the future)
When we saw this story, we felt it was worth sharing, as it brought to light, several important topics to consider.
“I’m tired of Republican-Democrat politics. They can take the job and shove it. I come from a blue-collar background. I’m trying to do the right thing, and that’s where I’m going with this.” – Senator Roy McDonald
This is an Independent based website, and we don’t believe in party lines, but we do believe in equal rights. There is no logical reason to not allow gay marriage. First of all, 99% of all the arguments against it come from the stand point, that “the Bible defines marriage between a man and a woman”. First of all, the Bible was written by Humans living thousands of years ago, we are talking about Prehistoric man here. The most recent book of the Bible was written sometime in between 68 or 69 AD and 95 AD. That is a long time ago! HUMANKIND was very different back then. And whether this book was divinely inspired or not, is another topic. Historically, we are looking back at a time period that was very different. Easy copulation between a man and a woman was important to the survival of the species! It was essential to the fabric of the society, then, in order to assure the continuation of future man. Well this is the future, yet we are still just evolving. And it’s a constant process. But the point is, any argument based on the Bible, is completely irrelevant because when it was written, those Humans, could not of foreseen what would be appropriate for Our Time Period. Whether they were transcribing “the word of God” or Humans just discovering Psychedelics, Meditation, or whatever causes one to muse at their own existence and the existence of others and a higher power and interpret that as “God”, “Buddha” or Whoever there is no way they would have known what we need now, because the transcribers are only Human. Accepting that fact is part of the process of accepting our own humility.
We now live in a time period where we are faced with over-population, millions of homeless children, starving children – healthy families in general are a rarity in our country. In the same places in the Bible that define marriage between a man and a woman, it also condemns premarital sex, remarrying after the death of a spouse, and divorce! Yet, all of those things are legal. Therefore the argument holds no water. And lastly, not all marriages are Christian! Or even religious for that matter! Everybody is entitled to their own viewpoint as long as that viewpoint doesn’t condone violence against each other.
Now from a governmental standpoint, you can basically reference above, in America, because the Constitution is tied quite a bit to Christianity, and you can’t tell me the Constitution has never been amended. Please, we do it all the time, because, again that was written 1787, and you can’t tell me society hasn’t changed by leaps and bounds since then! Our forefathers came here to escape being persecuted for their own religions and view points, to create a free Society to do as they wished, atleast until the Puritanical fervor caught ahold. So to not change it, to fit our Society now, in itself, is Unconstitutional!
Let’s set religion aside. And take the viewpoint, Gay Marriage is only going to bring money to whatever community endorses it. Trust me, the Gays that want to get married are going to get married so fast, the courts will be pouring in the dough. Divorce attorneys should also take delight…! More money, more jobs. And while we are still based around a monetary system of trade, until something new is invented, (i’m sorry but all the systems are failing right now and need reform) – Money helps fuel a society when it is spread more evenly.
And now for the most basic of arguments which really should be rudimentary to all of us, is that if we love someone, and want to spend the rest of our lives with them, or try to, then one person’s love has the same right as another person’s love. Who is to say that one’s love for another Humanbeing is superior to another persons love for somebody else? Nobody can say that. Therefore it is only right, that we offer equal rights, to every man, woman, and any other gender identification you may poses. We are all entitled to same rights!