Explaining The Gay Marriage Thing05.29.09
Jacob Dickerman wants to know if someone out there can explain the gay marriage thing.
I’ll take a stab at it with one word:
I suppose it gets a little deeper than that. It also stems from a moral superiority complex that is derived from the blind following of certain judgemental religious doctrines. It’s simply the current, hot button issue du jour that tries to rally the troops amongst the (mainly) evangelical Christians and Mormons.
What I really don’t get, though, is how even if they were able to successfully amend the federal constitution to ban same-sex marriages, what do they get out of it? Would it really strengthen the religious community? And, honestly, wouldn’t it empower them more to allow same-sex civil marriage so that way they could further separate themselves from the immoral secular society?
Ancient religious texts (and even then, only a certain few passages within those texts) combined with irrational fear of the unknown-slash-different and plain-old ignorance provides us with the anti-gay marriage movement.
I just still don’t get what they get out of it if they win.