This is something I posted today on Facebook about a comment that one of my ‘friends’ made on a picture I had uploaded. The picture is below, and just between you and me, I thought it was pretty funny. ..
· “ I had someone post on one of my equality pictures here yesterday asking about gay marriage and what about it in the eyes of God.
I explained that my God doesn’t see differences in people and sees all of us as one, and the conversation continued back and forth where I was told I was wrong, gay people will die, and that God did not intend them to exist.
Now, with all of that said, most of us realize that this cannot be true.
~~~BUT, I completely missed the point of all of this and got sucked into a religious debate over it. ~~~
Bottom line, this has NOTHING to do with religion. It has to do with civil rights. And for one American to say another cannot have the same thing they do, is simply wrong. We are not a 3rd world country. In fact, a lot of Americans think we are the dominant country over all.
So, if we are, why do we need other countries to show that this is possible, that they recognize same sex couples and married couples in their countries while we sit and push those of us that are different down?
( As of March 2013, eleven countries (Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, Sweden), and several sub-national jurisdictions (parts of Brazil, Mexico, and the United States), allow same-sex couples to marry. -reference from Wikipedia))
Why do people feel it’s ok to keep gays from benefits that most other Americans have. Haven’t we learned from our past that this is just wrong? Why must this drag out when we all know that all people should have the same rights. THAT is the American way, and has nothing to do with religion. That is my thought on this and that is why I changed my profile pic and that is why I have been posting a lot about prop 8, DOMA, and the historical decision currently at the Supreme Court’s feet.
I was raised a catholic but learning about so many other religions, I am not by any means a religious person now. There are so many different beliefs that I feel I can’t follow one……nor do I believe that any of them may be correct.
And I know I’ll probably get a lot of comments for debate on this, but this is how I feel. EVERYONE should be able to adopt a baby together, should be able to file and/or pay taxes together, (YUK) and overall, marry the one they love. “
You know this would make for great TV.