|At the end of this rainbow isn't a pot of gold. It's the next several months of arguing about what goes on in other people's bedrooms.|
O... M... Gosh....
I am getting pretty sick of the whole "gay rights" thing.
Not that I don't think gays should have rights. They definitely should. Just because many religious texts forbid being gay doesn't mean that people don't have civil rights outside of churches, mosques and temples.
If they want a tax deduction for living together (which, get real, is what we're talking about: the legal rights of marriage, not the ceremony), fine.
In fact - and this might sound out there - it might be reasonable to establish a "civil union" between people NOT having sex but who, for example, are jointly caring for children, e.g. two aunts or a brother and sister, etc. Help make the relationship between them and their families more solid in the legal sense.
Now, I honestly believe the Bible forbids some types of sex, even in the New Testament. Specifically, I don't think the Bible is cool with anal sex. That's it: anal sex. Between a man and a man or a woman and a man, I don't think the Bible is cool with that.
HOWEVER. I am not going to run around and impose what I see as my religion's sexual mores on other people.
Why? Because I am American. So, if you like anal sex, fine. I think it's an icky thing, but if that's what you're into, there are freakier things.
HOWEVER. I AM an American and my country is in serious trouble with serious things. For example, what happens if we have another massive banking collapse? Is there any plan for that? I know they haven't fixed anything and we can't afford to bail them out from it again. So what, pray tell, do we plan to do about that?
Now, are human rights serious? Yes, of course. They're serious.
But equivocating between the types of human rights that allow two people of the same gender to marry and the human right not to, for example, be a child soldier or to live or to have a job is not cool.
I'd also suggest that even though human rights are serious and important, empires have never collapsed due to human rights violations. Rome was luvin' the human rights violations. However, fiscal irresponsibility and currency devaluation did, in fact, play a major role in the decline of Rome.
So! There we be. Fiddling around with gay/oral/anal sex and what goes on in the bedrooms of others.
Bully for the US of A: when we can't find a solution to serious problems, we get hyperfocused on the goings-ons in the bedrooms of others.