Sunday, June 7, 2009

A Suggestion For America's Hypocrites

I've a suggestion for America's hypocrites, particularly the ones who oppose gay marriage on the grounds that it would threaten the "sanctity" of marriage. Here it goes. Since homophobes are loathe to admit that they're homophobes, the phony right hides behind the "sanctity of marriage" argument, just as sexists hide behind the "sanctity of life" argument.

If you're one of the seemingly endless multitudes of superstitious cavepeople in this country who believe that abortion is murder, then fine. Whatever. It's your right to be anti-woman. It is not, however, your right to send foot soldiers into people's homes to interfere with personal family matters. Just because you disagree with something does not give you the right to be a fascist. It's okay if you think abortion is wrong, but people in this country, and indeed, religionist slaves around the world, must begin to realize that something can be wrong and legal at the same time.

A good example of this is prostitution. (Which, by the way, isn't really wrong, but let's play along for the sake of argument.) Prostitution has been legal in Nevada for quite some time, but do you think mothers in that state teach their young daughters to aspire to become whores? The answer is obvious unless you're a dullard, and the point I'm making is a simple one: Illegal doesn't mean immoral and immoral shouldn't mean illegal.

Now back to the question of gay marriage. As I mentioned earlier, anti-gay groups' favorite hiding spot is the phony baloney "sanctity of marriage" argument, which can be easily dismantled by the following proposal. Ban divorce. Perhaps gay rights groups would be more tolerant of being treated like second class citizens if the phony right actually behaved as if there is sanctity of marriage, instead of just using that phrase as the disingenuous piece of rhetoric that it is. That's my big idea. We'll give you a ban on gay marriage if you give us a ban on divorce. This proposal should help shut down this phony argument.

Marriage is not sacred. Love is sacred. Marriage is merely a superficial construct created by people too spiritually weak to understand love. The fact that the state or church is in any way involved in controlling the concept of marriage is another one of those unspoken little forms of tyranny we seem to tolerate so well here in America. Peace out, 'bronies.

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