Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Why Gays should not Marry

Whoopie Goldberg says, "If you don't like gay marriage, don't marry anyone gay."
Other than that, what is the problem? How does it effect you? Well, over at JAMI not That different, I saw 10 reasons to be against gay marriage. Ten really good reasons, some of which I've heard before and some new ones. Feel free to add your own. I especially want to know how my marriage will effect your marriage.

1) Being gay is not natural. Real Americans always reject unnatural things like eyeglasses, polyester, and air conditioning.

2) Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people encourages you to be tall.

3) Gay marriage will change the foundation of society; we could never adapt to new social norms. Just like we haven't adapted to cars, the service-sector economy, or longer life spans.

4) Straight marriage has been around a long time and hasn't changed at all; women are still property, blacks still can't marry whites, and divorce is still illegal.

5) Straight marriage will be less meaningful if gay marriage were allowed; the sanctity of Britney Spears' 55-hour just-for-fun marriage would be destroyed.

6) Straight marriages are valid because they produce children. Gay couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn't be allowed to marry because our orphanages aren't full yet, and the world needs more children.

7) Obviously gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.

8) Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That's why we have only one religion in America.

9) Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home. That's why we in America expressly forbid single parents to raise children.

10) Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even marry their pets because you know dogs have full legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.


Darius T. Williams said...

Yes - I love this - 100% love this!

I was thrown off by the title - but knowing you - I kept reading. Good stuff!

jjbrock said...

Jackie how do it effect me? It don't. I don't have a problem with it and will not look for one. I have a problem with so-call-Christians who are divorcing more than non- Christians.

Same sex marriages, are not the fault for such a high rate of divorces among Christians.

The fault is lusting after other people spouses, spending money we don't have and lying about it.

Jackie as a married women I don't get how someone else's marriage can effect/affect my marriage. My vows are to God and my husband.

Jackie said...

Darius, you do know me don't you. : )

JJ, you are spot on. Between your spouse and your God. Absolutely.

Mes Deux Cents said...

Hi Jackie,

This is the best list ever!

You should see some of the TV spots the right-wingers are running here in California opposing same gender marriage, they are really crazy.

Aaron said...

Straight people can go to Las Vegas and get married by Elvis impersonators. Whereas there are no Bette Davis-impersonating ministers in West Palm Beach.

Aaron said...

Sorry, I meant that as a potential list item. Not just an observation. (Although I suppose it's true...)

Jackie said...

MDC, hey girl, I bet those ads are nutty but I wish we had that problem here in Illinois. We got to get a new Governor here.

aaron, yep Elvis should be added. He's married tons of folks who obviously take marriage seriously. If they get Elvis, why not a Bette Davis for us in full Margo Channing.