- Problems mounting daily like wars and poverty
- Coming out for or against gay marriage
- Treated equally under the law apparently it’s not the case when you ask them about gay marriage
- No different than “Roe versus Wade“
With all the world’s problems mounting daily like wars, poverty, and starvation it seems that gay marriage overshadows all of them as the country’s biggest challenge and controversial issue.
While lawmakers straddle a vote-getting line, people overwhelmingly vote against equal rights for gays. Everyday you hear about another new politician, rapper, movie star or religious leader coming out for or against gay marriage. It’s front page news because they have shifted positions or are staunchly adamant about holding their ground. Neither one sounds much like a major news event.
While most people, if you ask them, want to be treated equally under the law, apparently it’s not the case when you ask them about gay marriage. These people are slanted by religion, politics or just personal preference and believe that although, they want to be treated equally under the law, they also believe that some people do not deserve that same privilege. Equal treatment under the law is a subjective issue with them. These are the people who need to be replaced in society when their term is over and not to be heard from ever again.
This issue of gay marriage, or gay rights anywhere in society is no different than “Roe versus Wade.” An argument that’s gone on for 50 or 60 years. This arguing over gay rights will be going on 50 years from now unless people all start to realize that everyone is equal under the law and in god’s eyes. Religion and politics have one thing in common – they are all about control.
QUESTION: What should readers take away from this message today?
ANSWER: That being equal under the law is already a clear directive. One not to be subject to one’s religious interpretation.
QUESTION: Why is this information timely?
ANSWER: This information is timely because gay marriage seems to be taking the front seat away from what’s really important in world events.
QUESTION: How can readers best apply this information to their lives right now?
ANSWER: If you feel you have the right to be treated equally under the law yourself it doesn’t have anything to do with who you are married to.
COMMENTARY: What’s the big deal if gay people want to get married? To many it represents the ridiculous. It makes a mockery of the institution of marriage. Well, maybe marriage is a mockery. It was created by politicians and religious leaders. People who get married agree to abide by both the pros and cons of this institution of matrimony. In some cases the laws of marriage protect and in other cases they harm. The practical reason that anyone would consider marriage is that they love and want to protect their partner. However, many times people get married at arm’s length, like prenuptial agreements. What does that have to do with loving and protecting the other person?… nothing. Isn’t that a mockery? Yet the courts back it up and no one is arguing against it. Marriage isn’t even all that binding and easy to get out of. Let’s hope that in the future marriage, religion and politics all look very different than they do today and people stop trying to impose their political and religious biases on each other. Equal means equal.