Back in Project August, I wrote a post criticizing conservatives. That got a reply from the author of the blog post I used that day as the prompt. I am now going to reply to his reply. Continue reading
Archive for homosexual marriage
The first post of Project August was made late in the evening, and now the second one comes early in the morning. Yeah, well, I am not sleeping at the moment, so I might as well make with the writing. Anyway, on this morning of Friday, August 2, 2013, I will be talking about conservative politics from a libertarian perspective. Dun dun DUN! You have been warned. Continue reading
Here are a couple of links to decent articles about changes in how we define marriage.
“How Straight Marriage’s Evolution Led to Obama’s Gay-Marriage Endorsement” by Stephanie Coontz
“Victory Through Lexicography?” by Roderick Long
After a lot of blather in the news media the past few days about Vice President Joe Biden’s remarks on gay marriage (don’t lesbians want to get married too?), President Obama has now officially said “it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married.”
What took him so long?
Of course, he and I still disagree some on this matter. Obama still believes the states should be able to pass laws about homosexual marriage, and I think the government should just get out of the marriage business altogether. No more government interference in marriage licensing would solve the problem because then marriage would be a private contract between two individuals and thus their sexual orientation would mostly be legally irrelevant.
“But you’re a Christian,” I can guess some of you are saying, “how can you be in favor of gay marriage?” I am in favor of the government not imposing religious values. I am in favor of treating others they way I want to be treated. Yes, I know the Bible says homosexual acts are sins. It also says “But I say to you that whoever divorces his wife for any reason except sexual immorality causes her to commit adultery; and whoever marries a woman who is divorced commits adultery.” (Matthew 5:32 NKJV) Yet divorced people get married again all the time. I don’t see anyone arguing that should be made illegal.
Marriage is a commitment between two people (or more if you want allow polygamy, but that is another discussion), and I am not greater than those two people. So why should I want their marriage to be against the law simply because their sexual behavior is a sin in my theology? Some people would consider kinky sex between heterosexual individuals to also be a sin. Shall we pass laws against marriage between heterosexuals who use something besides the missionary position? I hope not.
I cannot and do not support laws against homosexual marriage. And I think it would actually be immoral if I did.