Bigots’ Objections to Gay Marriage
It is against my religionFine. Don’t marry someone of the same sex. Your religious rules apply only to people of your religion. You are not permitted by law to force your religious beliefs on non-believers. While it is true Leviticus calls for killing gays, it also calls for killing people for hundreds of other reasons. It does not say to stop gays from marrying, it says to kill them. You are not even following your own religion. Modern bigots totally ignore these other required murders partly because they have never read the bible cover to cover. What gives them the right to cherry pick just this one sin? They pick it to magnify solely because it is one they rarely commit. In Matthew 7:3 Jesus told bigots to see to their own sins, not those of gay people. Bigots spit in Jesus’ face.
My dictionary says marriages is between a man and a womanYou have an older dictionary. The people who write dictionaries define words by checking how ordinary people use them. This argument amounts to We have treated gay people unfairly for centuries, so that tradition must be upheld. That same argument was used to perpetuate slavery, segregation and the subjugation of women.
It ain’t naturalBeing gay is quite common. There are more gays than left-handed people. Dr. Bruce Bagemihl in his book Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity documents homosexuality in 400 species. Because it occurs in nature, it is natural. That is what the word means. Perhaps you just mean it makes you feel icky. It is not as though anyone is asking you to be in the same room with a gay person. So that objection is really irrelevant. Just stop interfering with things that do not concern you. If the gay couple living next door got married, you would have no way of knowing it happened. Your objection is 100% pure spite. It does not concern you in the least. You are a meddling old fart. By the way, the heterosexual pornography in every advertisement pushed on us gays all the time is icky too.
Marriage is only for procreationIf that were so, we would not allow the elderly, the barren or those do did not plan on having kids to marry. Further, gay couples can have kids. They can adopt. They can include kids from a previous heterosexual relationship, and they can use a bewildering array of reproductive technology. If you ban gay marriage, the alternative is for unmarried couples to adopt. This fails to provide the same degree of stability.
It is bad for childrenScience has found out what is bad for children is single-parent families. What is good for children is two-parent families. It turns out it does not matter what sexes the parents are. Bigots imagine having gay parents as a role model will make kids gay. It turns out this does not happen. You get the same proportion of gay and straight kids from gay or straight parents. This may seem a surprising result. However, consider that almost every homosexual in the world was raised by heterosexual parents. Bigots, without any evidence, claim that gay males are likely to sexually molest children. The science says that most paedophiles are heterosexual fathers. Why would this be? Gay men are attracted to male characteristics: tall, muscles, deep voices, well-hung cowboy types. Straight men are attracted to female characteristics: smooth skin, short, high pitched voices, light musculature, flexible, no body or facial hair. Are children closer to the heterosexual ideal or the gay ideal?
Bigots just like a scapegoat. They like to have someone they can feel superior to no matter what losers they are and be nasty to for no reason, and have that cruelty sanctioned by their peers. They will make up any stupid excuse to keep doing it because being a bastard feels so good. There is no practical benefit to bigots to denying marriage equality to gays.~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)