Posts Tagged ‘same-sex marriage’

Another Reason to Avoid Kentucky

September 2, 2015





Rowan County Clerk, Kim Davis, still refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite losing two court battles to uphold her position.

She even called the local sheriff’s office to have the malcontents removed from her office after they said they would not leave without a license.

Yes, you heard that right: in Kentucky the Sheriff uses his force to uphold law-breakers.

The author of the article I read said the woman cannot be fired because she was elected.

Hmmm… Most elected officials I have seen have to take an oath on taking office to uphold the laws of the state and the nation in the conduct of their duty. Since she is obviously in violation of her “sacred” oath, her removal from office should be a no-brainer.

The clerk’s husband, Joe Davis, said she has received death threats but remains committed to her faith and is “standing for God.”

Joe Davis said he believes in the Second Amendment and is not afraid: “I’m an old redneck hillbilly, that’s all I’ve got to say. Don’t come knocking on my door.”

He pointed to the gay rights protesters and said: “They want us to accept their beliefs and their ways. But they won’t accept our beliefs and our ways.”

By “our ways”, I assume him to mean “whatever else they decide to uphold whether or not it runs counter to the laws of Kentucky and the United States.”

Anyone – except I suppose for one who is “an old redneck hillbilly” – would see this has nothing to do with “accepting their beliefs” but rather following the laws of this great nation as they have been entrusted rather than follow the opinions of some random opinion maker handed down from a pulpit somewhere.

When asked to show where in the Bible it is that God forbids same-sex marriages, these people are at a general loss. You see, it’s more of a generalized religious opinion than any hard-and-fast laws… you know, like the laws of the nation they are violating.

I wonder if someone coming in for a license to marry multiple women would find an easier course in Rowan County. All they would have to do is point out all the people in the Bible who had multiple wives.

I’m sure that would suit Ms. Davis and her trigger-happy hubby just fine.

God Bless America!

(But I will avoid that state on any future travels. Having a law enforcement agency that supports the law-breakers and having elected officials using personal beliefs rather than national laws…

Hey, is that banjo music I hear coming through the trees?

I’m outta here!)





A Very Lame Argument

March 4, 2013

SCOTUS

The case against same-sex marriage is being heard before the Supreme Court and the opponents of the right that is legal in nine states is using an unusual argument: unwanted pregnancy.

This stems from the single opposing view of the Massachusetts Supreme Court when the law was passed.

Massachusetts Justice Robert Cordy explained in his dissent that the government does have a stake in defining marriage as only between men and women because unwanted pregnancies result in the couples marrying and creating a “stable family” which then becomes the bulwark of society. It was the government’s responsibility then to ensure the male of the couple is sent the strong message to wed and help in rearing the children.

What the heck was this guy smoking?!

The statistics on couples that got married “because they had to” are not good, usually ending in divorce, battered wives, and a number of other problems not conducive to Justice Cordy’s (or anyone else’s) idea of a stable society.

And since WHEN do people get married for the good of the society?

Last time I checked, people got married because they wanted to share a life together, not for any statistical chart over at Health and Human Services.

And his idea of “sending a strong message” to young men not ready or willing to become supportive partners and parents is not anywhere near working.

Again, I can only ask what the heck was this guy smoking?!

But, as completely stupid as this reasoning sound, his argument has been cited in practically every suit opposing gay marriage since 2003!!


Maybe these guys are smoking the same thing.

First off, we really need less government involvement in our daily lives and we sure as hell(!) need less church in our government.

Separation of church and state was mandated for a reason and this religious pressure was exactly that reason.

Enforce your religious views on yourselves and not on everyone else.

(says so in both the Holy Bible and the Constitution)

We are a Christian Nation? NOT!

April 29, 2010

There has been a lot of press recently concerning the Constitutional Amendment to limit marriage to a man and a woman. Many people see allowing gay marriage as a threat to our national survival. That is LUDICROUS!

I remember people saying the same thing about allowing freed slaves the vote. I remember they said the same about allowing women the vote. I remember they said the same about allowing 18 year olds the vote. Who are these stupid people who keep seeing the demise of America by allowing the freedoms we have supposedly extended to ALL people in our society?

Well, Christians, of course.

I am a Christian, as well as a heterosexual white Anglo-Saxon Protestant, but I also happen to be an American. And that implies a belief in equality under the law to ALL people regardless of race, creed, et cetera. Restrictions to any group segregated by some ethnic or cultural belief is unConstitutional. States that have passed laws making same-sex marriages illegal are in violation of Federal law as encoded in the Constitution.

That is why the Christians of this country want a Constitutional Amendment to legalize their prejudices — yes, let’s make another BIGOTTED LAW. Let’s show the world what a bunch of hypocrites we are. Christian? HA! These “Christians” do not show any of the qualities of understanding or forgiveness or charity that Christ was so famous for.

This has always been a country famed for its diversification and universality. This Amendment could do more to stop immigration than the much-touted Immigration Bills in Congress. Who would want to come to a country where religious freedom no longer exists, where the once embraced diversification of peoples around the world is shunned and replaced by a narrow-minded medieval culture?

The further problem with allowing such demented legislature to be passed, is what it would open the door for in the future. Are we ready to join Iraq, Iran, and the countries whose Islamic tyrannies we so abhor, by becoming another theocracy? And what if the particular brand of Christian ethic codified happens to be a brand of Christianity not exactly your own? Will we devolve into the same religious wars we see in the Middle East, the same wars we fought in Europe in the Reformation? Methodist against Baptist, Evangelical against Catholic, a religious civil war taken to the streets all across America.

The Founding Fathers instituted religious FREEDOM for a good reason. Let’s not subvert any more of our freedoms to the terrorists in Washington OR in pulpits across the nation.

Gay marriage will NOT destroy the family or the nation. But this Amendment WILL.