I Have A Choice

May 14, 2012
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Obama supports gay marriage while Romney speaks at anti-gay Liberty University | Washington Times Communities

Mitt Romney, who was for gay rights before he was against them, finds himself wedged in a narrow, conservative corner, thanks to Obama’s strong endorsement for gay marriage as a fundamental human right.

Why would I care if two other people—gay or straight– want to get married? It just doesn’t affect me. I don’t think it will devour the very fabric of American society or erode our already failing sense of morality if they happen to be gay. But even if I did care, who am I to say what two other strangers can do? We are a country of laws—and this is really a legal issue. It is the civil rights movement of this generation. Young people don’t care about gay marriage. Old white guys and bible-thumpers do. And here’s why:

King James Bible:

Leviticus 18:22

Thou shall not lie with a man, as with a woman: it is abomination.

And

King James Bible:

Leviticus 20:13

“‘If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.


So I guess it’s’ pretty clear what Romney and his supporters think. By the way, Liberty University? Really? Ironic name for a place that wants to deny liberty to others. I mean, if you take the Bible literally, gay people should not only be banned from getting married, but they should really just be put to death. And the Bible says that would be their own dang fault. I find that position a bit extreme. I am a single straight man–that’s because I choose to be. The single part I mean. I didn’t choose the straight part–i was just born that way I guess. Remember that word–choose? I have a choice. I can marry or not marry any woman I want–(well, if she accepted–which would be a clear indication that she is not rational enough to make a thoughtful decision by rejecting my proposal without hesitation.) But the point is, I have a choice. I choose not to marry. Believe me, there’s a lot of societal discrimination out there directed against single people, including tax breaks that only married folks get. But I have a choice. I choose to let other people do whatever they want as long as they’re not hurting me or anyone else. Is that really so radical?

6 Comments

  1. I agree with you and I don’t care who marries who. Remember the Bible was written by a man who wrote HIS interpretation of what God was saying that was eventually edited by a King.

  2. I agree as well. May I clarify one thing? The choice is to marry or not, stay single or not. The choice is not whether a person is gay or straight. Although bible-thumpers and old white guys will argue this to the end of time, it really has been proven scientifically that homosexuality is ingrained in the DNA, and is not a choice. Just as it was borne out 1/2 a century ago that white people will not get ill if they drink from the same water fountain as a black person, or that a mixed-race couple will not give birth to a horned devil with a forked tongue, two same-gender people marrying also will not result in the apocalypse.

  3. "well, if she accepted–which would be a clear indication that she is not rational enough to make a thoughtful decision by rejecting my proposal without hesitation" – THAT’S FUNNY.. what’s not funny is that people ostracize gays for wanting to be happy.. let them be.. let them marry and love like normal people.. dont nail them to a cross..

  4. This is an excellent article, Dano. I completely agree with you. Choice is the operative word here, that and tolerance.

  5. TheDoctor is absolutely right. No choice in whether or not one is born gay, straight, or transgender. This is a chromosomal issue. Period.

  6. "I am a single straight man–that’s because I choose to be. The single part I mean. I didn’t choose the straight part–i was just born that way I guess."

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