What Gay Rights?

So I shared this picture on my Facebook. That prompted a comment from Number One Son.

#1 Son: “Does this mean you’re changing your opinion on the matter?”

Me: “My opinion has never changed”.

#1 Son: ” So then you missed the point of this picture? I’m so confused.”

Me: “Nope. You’re just confused about my opinion.”

Let me Clarify

My Number Two Son came out when he was 19. It was a gut wrenching decision that he agonized on. He was terrified of how I’d react.  With his step Mom’s encouragement he sucked it up and went for it. As the tears flowed he said, “This means you won’t Love me anymore. This changes everything.” I said, “This changes nothing. They still have to have a good credit history. They still have to have a good medical history. If they break your heart, I break their back”.

Hugging ensued.

If two people of LEGAL age are in Love, I feel they are entitled to live Happily Ever After. Period. No marches. No legislature. No intrusions into my religion. Live and let live. Government reaches too far into our personal lives without giving them an inroad into the bedroom.

But then you say, “What about the Civil Rights movement of the 60’s?” What about it? That’s comparing apples and oranges. No wait. maybe not.  Dr. Martin Luther King advocating equal rights for all people, regardless of race. I have to attend training every year reminding me that I can’t discriminate according race, religion,national origin, age or sexual preference. The Battle for “Gay Rights” has already been won. If your Gay, please join the group.

If a man and a woman want to get married they have to get permission from the State. It’s called a marriage license. Only with that duly recorded piece of paper can they get to the church on time. If Debbie loves Susan, they should get they butts to court and get a civil union. Straight people do it all the time. Then I don’t care if they get married in a church (that allows this), or have a binding ceremony, cut the head off of chicken or jump the broom. Whatever they want to do. Don’t be offended, I just listed ways straight couples celebrate their union. Please join the group.

Please don’t try to change my religion just because you and I disagree on Dogma. This country was founded on religious freedom. Freedom OF religion not freedom FROM religion. American religious beliefs are so diverse there is a niche for everyone.Find one. Can’t find one? Found one.

A lesbian friend of mine was all excited that “Gay Marriage” was going to be legal in Nevada. I told her I was against it. She was shocked. “But your support Gay Rights? You go to Pride. Your son’s gay. How could you be against it?” I told her that I oppose any law that excludes people. That laws should apply to everyone. “Who is being excluded?”, she asked.

Me. That’s who.

I support Straight Pride. Why is that wrong?

If a man and a woman want to get married, they get married. With the passage of “Gay Marriage”  two men or two women can get married and enjoy all the rights, privileges and responsibilities as a straight couple. But I’ve been married twice. What if I find a woman I want to share my life with (and I may have, thank you)? What if I’ve been burned by Holy Matrimony so bad I don’t want to marry her? Why can’t I visit her if she’s in the hospital? Why can’t I add her to my health insurance? What tax bracket to we file under? Single? Married? Can there be an “Other”?

This is why I’m not homophobic but am dead set against the politification (is that even a word?) of the Gay Community. Gay Rights isn’t about marriage or personal freedoms or anti-discrimination. It’s about Power. Politicians, especially on the Left but on the Right as well are using the GLBT movement to undermine the basic foundation of our American society. Gay couples aren’t destroying the American Family. Leftist bastards in politics are doing that and leaving Gay Folk holding the bill.

I want to be a grandfather. As things are shaping up the kids might have to adopt. I will wind up with two grand-kids in the family and three Dads and one Mom. No….three Moms because my daughter has two Moms now.  Love shouldn’t be divided. It should be multiplied.

My daughter sums it up perfectly…

“I Love my Moms.”

Fuck you Harry Reid, we’re a family in spite of you.

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8 thoughts on “What Gay Rights?

  1. The mere act of voting forces a choice. Choosing creates division. Nobody should be voting on anything. The Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII clearly defines discrimination due to race but sex as well. We shouldn’t be voting about what marriage is. The debate about what SEX is should be in the courts, not the voting booth or in the pew.

    Politicians and activists are trying to pick a fight . Both are vying for the power of the voting booth. Because of all the rancor, the issue will probably be decided in the voting booth. The real answer IMHO is “Man and Woman” should be changed to “Two adults” and be done with this. This is why I feel “Gay Rights” is an artificial construction of activists. It’s “Human Rights”, always has been (well…since 1964) and always should be.

  2. Special supports for marriage are there to produce tax payers and labor. Nations with a stagnant birth rate have stagnant economies. However, gay couples would increase the numbers of adoptions. Would not that reduce the number of children dependent on the state? This is where the Democrat/Republican line is blurred. With Blue Dog Democrats and RINOs abundant, “progressive” and “patriotic” would be better descriptions. “Socialist” and “Constitutional” would also be better. Tags of “Liberal” and “Conservative: have been beaten to meaningless death.Under the banner of “Gay Rights” there are groups that are using the issue not to improve the lives of gay couples but to cripple the American way of life. Specifically, the Freedom of Religion clause in the Bill of Rights. America was founded on the idea of a minority being excluded from the Church of England. So in the extreme, gays can found their own church. To some extent that is already happening. To core solution is less government intrusion in personal lives. This idea has disenfranchised from the Republican party and I find myself floating between Libertarian and truly Independent. GASP!!

  3. Oh GREAT. President Obama just “Evolved” a “Personal” opinion in favor of “Gay Marriage”. You know he’s just saying that to get your vote while he screws us over on other issues? Right? Does he not know that a President does not have a “personal” opinion if he expresses it in public?

  4. Why can’t it be a guy and 5 women who want to get married and have all 5 listed on health insurance why can’t I do a union with my goat my goat needs insurance as well I woullike to have my goat visit me in the hospital.

  5. Many feel like you do J.W. That gay marriage is a “Gateway Marriage” to some weird variations. That is why semantics are important. The words “Two” and “Adults” are imperative. It’s not a big secret that the LDS and other polygamist sects are secretly backing gay marriage. I’m pretty sure NAMBLA is in support as well. Even PETA supports the idea that your pet should be your “life partner”.

    Suggestions that people will marry animals and children and multiple people are just scare tactics to inflame the debate.

  6. It used to say man and woman there changing it two adults why stop at two you could be leaving people isolated why not say a person may enter into matrimonies with whom ever and whatever they wish as many times as they wish would that now include everyone everything possible and then the debates would be over its all legal and no one would ever feel shame and everyone would be accepted and we would all get along…ya right evolution tells us that man was meant to be with woman taking religions out of it it is not how we evolved so in a way I would support plural marriage long before I would support gay marriage because that’s how we evolved being homosexual is a choice and its scary that children now days are being told that it’s ok to be gay and go against evolution and human nature.

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