Tuesday, January 6, 2009

On Gay Marriage

Okie doke, I figured it was high time I said something about this subject- I don't believe I've ever said anything about it. Now before I get started, let me make one thing clear- as a Christian, I am morally opposed to homosexuality. As a person, I'm weirded out by homosexuality. As a Libertarian, I believe in the rights and privileges of those homosexuals.

First things first- why can't we let the homosexuals get married? Oh, I know it doesn't agree with the Bible, yadayada. While I agree with that statement, in this wonderful country, the United States of America, we are not governed by the Bible. We are governed by a Constitution...which happens to be ignored largely by all parties nowadays, but its still good. So this Constitution- while it does uphold a few Biblical precepts, it also provides for the free practice of whatever we want to do. We have a few unalienable rights, like being able to practice our religion of choice, carrying a gun, the right to a jury, etc.

One of those rights is not marriage. Because marriage isn't a governmental institution. It is a...well, a human one. And sort of a religious one. The government has no business regulating who can and cannot get married- with marriage licenses, or with laws, or whatever. Oh, and on the subject of marriage licenses- those things are contracts with the government, y'know. Why? Oh, you're just getting permission from the state to get married, sort of like when you get a driver's license.

Yeah. Creepy, much? So, my thinking is- if the homosexuals want their government contract, why not let them? Its not hurting me...if they want their marriage to belong to the state, well, more power to them! To sum up- if Christians want their freedoms, they'll have to live with a little wickedness. Because, if we take away the homosexual's rights, eventually they'll come after ours. It's simple logic.

*rant over* :D

1 comment:

Cassie said...

Libery- I agree with this post 100%!!!

Especially the part when you said:
"as a Christian, I am morally opposed to homosexuality. As a person, I'm weirded out by homosexuality. As a Libertarian, I believe in the rights and privileges of those homosexuals."

I'm the only Libertarian in my family, so I sometimes have trouble getting my views across to my parents on why I believe that homosexuals or pro=choice mothers have their rights. I believe that those things are wrong, but we need less government... NOT more.

Now my rant is done. :D

-Cassie