Theology or Civil Right?

November 7, 2008 · Posted in Human Rights, Justice, Political · Comment 

Proposition 8 passed in California, along with similar legislation in Arizona and Florida, preventing same-sex marriages in those states.  These propositions were supported and primarily funded by the Mormon and Catholic churches.  Unfortunately, it seems that the very people that succeeded getting Obama the presidency – African-Americans and Hispanic-Americans from lower/middle class families – are the ones that propped up this legislation.  Of course, these same families are predominantly Catholic and Christian likely to have voted Yes on Proposition 8.

One article I read quoted some idiot man saying, “God says marriage is supposed to be between a man and a woman.”  What?  Are you kidding?  Come on people – I don’t care what your religious convictions are, God didn’t write the bible and if he’s talking to you, I have a jacket I’d like you to put on.  Marriage, as we’re talking about it today, is a civil and judicial process, and accordingly it has nothing to do with church, God, or your beliefs.  Separation of Church and State, remember?

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A Rant on Proposition 8

October 20, 2008 · Posted in Human Rights, Political, Rants · 1 Comment 

I was driving to a local street festival this weekend and on the way there drove past about twenty, older, white folks, all waving signs suggesting that people should vote to affirm Proposition 8 in the State of California.  For those of you that don’t know, this is the abolishment of the right for gays to marry.  If I had been in my other car I probably would have ran them down.  I could simply use the defense of Natural Selection and probably get away with it.  Their arguments really are that stupid.

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