Thursday, May 10, 2012
War On Stupid Cliches
Don't be an idiot.
What President Obama said is not a 'war on religion'. For this to be a 'war on religion' he would be asking for the Church to recognize gay marriage as a sacrament.
Nope. He just wants them to be able to file a joint tax return.
If people can't tell the difference between a legal marriage and the sacrament of marriage, maybe that speaks of their own religious understanding more than that of the President. I'm married - and the religious definition means I'm finally allowed to have sex, the legal means she gets half if we get divorced. So let's not pretend our friends in the gay and lesbian community are getting the better half of this deal.
And if this is about the 'sanctity of marriage' then outlaw divorce. The only authority straight people have in discussing the 'sanctity of marriage' in the first place is because they are so fucking good at divorce. Trusting straight people on how to fix marriage is like hiring a bomb squad as your contractor.
If there is a segment people of people out there that think preventing gay marriage is going to stop all the gay sex, I'd like to invite them to every. single. college campus to show them how outlawing drugs has prevented a bunch of annoying hippies from smoking pot and listening to the Dave Matthew's Band all day. And I think we can agree Dave Matthews is a much bigger threat to society.
What President Obama said shouldn't even be news. He thinks people in a homosexual relationship should be able to receive the legal benefits of marriage - which is more or less some boring shit about taxes and insurance and medical privileges. There is no mention of the sacrament. There is no 13-minute version of Ave Maria. People aren't going to sit, then stand, then kneel, then stand, then kneel, then sit, then stand, then kneel, then do a tri-pod like a normal mass. It is just for the legal benefits and recognition.
Maybe instead of just having the separation of Church and State, it is time for them to get a divorce.