The Jehovah’s Witnesses came to my door this morning and when my wife saw them through the screen door she started to head them off with a simple “we’re not interested, thank you,” but before she could get the whole sentence out the lady interrupted my wife to say, “we’re Jehovah’s Witnesses. We have something we’d like to share with you.”
Not to be deterred my wife added, “I know who you are, we’re not interested.”
Without missing a beat the lady outside said, “oh, I didn’t want you to think we’re Mormons.” And then she went on her way.
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?
I’m blown away how many people are oblivious to what Prop 8 really means. Do these biggots realize that they’re talking about legislating discrimination? And worse, they’re doing it under the guise of religion, suggesting that the diety responsible for making gays would choose to have them segregated out like some sort of lessor soul? Come on folks, you can do better than that, right? Lets here it.
How will you be voting on Proposition 8?
- No, I believe in leaving the law in place, allowing same sex marriage. (63%, 5 Votes)
- Yes, I support banning same sex marriage. (38%, 3 Votes)
- Undecided. (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 8