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What the hell, Minnesota? I thought you were good people, and then you go and bust out this shit? Not cool.

For real y'all. Watch this. You'll need Internet Explorer or Netscape.

I strongly support gay marriage. Most of you know this, if not... there you go. Yeah, I'm a Christian even. Imagine!

The thing that gets me, is that gay marriage is already not allowed in this state - which while that saddens me deeply, I'm not terribly surprised. This amendment will even ban civil unions, and that's a crock. You can't deny people their civil rights! How many times do we have to go through this, America? All men are created equal means no second class citizens, you assholes.

Look, if you want to define marriage... fine, I guess. If you absolutely must, then define away. Just don't fuck people over while you're doing it. Who are you - or anyone else for that matter - to say, "I think that you are so wrong in the eyes of God that you shouldn't be able to share the same tax break I enjoy with my heterosexual spouse!" I mean seriously, people. That's just the tip of the iceberg. Some couples are denied health insurance, and in some states (i.e. Nebraska) you cannot give power of attorney. So in the event that I were a lesbian living in Nebraska with my partner, and I had an asthma attack and was in the hospital and unable to speak for myself - my partner could not give the medical staff the information to help me. That is so beyond wrong, I just can't even begin. C'mon God fearin' folk, aren't you supposed to be trying to save the heathens instead of simply allowing them to die because you're too afraid to address your homophobia?

Also, conservative Christians, listen up. I got two words for you. Dude, stop! Marriage is not a distinctly Christian institution. Buddhists get married. Atheists get married. Even Pagans get married all the time. Furthermore, the homosexuals in love are not trying to dismantle your notions of Christian union. Even so, don't whine to the government about it. We are not a theocracy. Supposedly, there is a separation of church and state. Oh, and don't even get me started on the whole hypocrisy thang, 'cause I could go on and on and on. Mormons, y'all.

I think it's time to bring this out again.

Anyway, tomorrow morning is the first Minnesota Pastors' Summit and I'll be there protesting at 8:00 a.m. sharp. Because honestly, we ain't got time to be hatin' on anybody. The bible says God is love, not God is straight love so stop projecting. Don't be a dick.

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muhnipul8a
Nov. 10th, 2005 04:27 am (UTC)
this is kinda how worked up i get about republicans. one of the things i care most strongly about is gay rights. this is the kind of stuff that makes me think "how can you NOT care about politics" when these kinds of decisions are at stake? how can you not care? how can you not rail against these bigots?
virtuistic
Nov. 10th, 2005 05:03 am (UTC)
I can't blame it all on them. You know me. 99.98723% of the time I do not agree with them, but neither side is always right or always to blame.

I do care about politics, I just cannot immerse myself in them constantly. I don't have a passion for depression, and that's how politiics effect me. I stand up for what I believe in, and I consider myself relatively well informed, and I do what I feel I should do.
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virtuistic
Nov. 10th, 2005 04:54 am (UTC)
Well that, and I personally know a ton of gay people that are Christians! Still, you can't help who you love and I don't think God would intend you to. All in all, we all fuck up royally during our lives. Whether it's sodomy or what have you, it's not like we all aren't hellbound anyway.

For real, Jesus say relax.

Plus, it's not like the bible doesn't include polygamy and other social taboos like oh... stoning people to death for being unfaithful.
kiasopia
Nov. 10th, 2005 01:53 pm (UTC)
WOW ware to start on this one, for starters I would be totaly there at the Summit if I lived close enough for that to happen. I have a "gay" uncle and he is totaly cool and due to that fact, I will always have a personal problem with this issue. I also know lots of people who are homosexual and they are the greatest people to hang out with. I sware that this contry is going back to how it was back in the 50's or at least that is what it seams to be. It is the 21 centry folks, so stop is shit America.
sixteenthnote
Nov. 10th, 2005 07:42 pm (UTC)
WTF!!!! What ever happened to "There is but one Lawgiver and Judge, one who can save and destroy. Who then are you to judge your neighbour?" (-James 4:12)?
mcgheebeagle
Nov. 13th, 2005 04:05 am (UTC)
First of all, see section 30-3404 of the Nebraska Statutes. It says
"The power of attorney for health care shall (1) be in writing, (2) identify the principal, the attorney in fact, and the successor attorney in fact, if any, (3) specifically authorize the attorney in fact to make health care decisions on behalf of the principal in the event the principal is incapable....." and so on and so forth. People can grant whoever they want to power of attorney, and in fact is a very important thing to do (Terry Schiavo) so that there is no bullshit in case it ever comes up.
Secondly, the First Amendment reads,
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;..." This has nothing to do with homosexual marriage. Not a single thing. The amendment you should cite would be the Fourteenth Amendment, guarenteeing citizenship rights. The phrase "equal protection under the law" would be the one to look for. The Ninth Amdement is another to cite, saying that the list in the Constitution is not to supposed to "deny or disparage other rights retained by the people."to the people."
So, for future reference please fact check. thanks
virtuistic
Nov. 13th, 2005 05:33 am (UTC)
Just goin' off what Faithy told me, yo.

Plus, it's a rant. Chill. Either way, the principle of the thing remains the same.
mcgheebeagle
Nov. 16th, 2005 11:11 pm (UTC)
I must have missed the principle of the matter, then. I apologize. What is the principle of the matter? I read the web page of that link and it seems fine to me. This, from their website:

Minnesota For Marriage is not a homosexual hate group -- we subscribe to the belief that all individuals are entitled to the respect and acceptance they deserve as members of our society. However, this does not mean that we need to agree with those who would seek to redefine the institution of marriage.

I would have to agree with them the same way that I agree with anybody who wants to protect common law for the 21st century. The US Constitution is open to interpretation, and can be changed by judges every so often. Common law is the same way, so even though marriage is not defined in the Constitution, or in the US Codes, it is a common law definition that they are trying to protect via legislation. If it were passed, it would be open to interpretation by the courts, not by any random person on the street, which is the way our society works.
Imagine what would happen if we lived in anarchy. Laws would never be made, society would crumble. Or imagine what life would be like if we lived under a comprehensive legal system, where evey single facet of the law was written down, and there was no interpretation. It would be impossible for the law to conform to fit the needs of the day.
Instead of both of the instances, having a subjective legal system allows for all sides to have equal say in what happens. Thank God for that.
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