Wednesday, October 29, 2008

LOVE AND MARRIAGE

If you are voting Yes on Proposition 8, this blog is not for you. The version of Christianity to which you subscribe is different from mine. Your church that "hates the sin, not the sinner" and promotes marriage for some but not for others, is not one I can understand. At this point, you can move along.

For those of you who are uneasy...unsure... not comfortable with Proposition 8, because deep down, you don't feel right about placing a barrier placed between certain people, I hope you will consider a NO vote. I hope you will recognize the inequality. I hope you will see the parallels between these barriers and the ones that forced black people to sit in the back of the bus and those that prevented women from voting.

You don't need to approve. You don't have to be comfortable or tolerant. You don't have to because it does not involve you. It does not affect you. How can it be wrong to marry the person you love and raise a family in love? Really...how can it be a bad thing? How can we prevent it?

P.S. Thanks to Joe over at Eureka POZ for pointing out the WRITE TO MARRY opportunity. There are a bunch of great blog posts listed if you click on the logo.

3 comments:

Big City Poz said...

Thank you for this beautiful post and for your support. It's clear that the very best people are voting no on proposition 8.

Joe

Indie said...

I'm glad you wrote this and also that you wrote the paragraph about types of Christianity. I've been a little troubled to see people making this into a Christian-bashing exercise. It's not about religion; it's about prejudice and homophobia.

People who don't even practice any Christian values in any other aspects of their lives are suddenly righteously, religiously offended by same-sex marriage. It's bizarre and offensive.

If Christian values really prevailed in this country, as these haters want us to believe, then a LOT of things would be different, starting with people being kinder and more compassionate to one another, not cheating one another in the marketplace and not worshiping money, and behaving more faithfully and honorably in their 'sanctified' heterosexual marriages!

Sandi said...

Great post. I agree and voted as such :-). Gotta love the absentee ballots.