Bizarre news cycle, huh? Crowds flood to a chicken restaurant to stand up for the Biblical standard of marriage (presumably not including rape, incest and bigamy?), while liberals (like me) who avoid chain restaurants for a dozen other reasons have to announce that we aren’t eating at that restaurant because we don’t want our dollars going to the CEO’s charities.
I wish I were in the business of making saddles for high horses. Everyone seems to have saddled up this week.
Throughout it all, though, I have to admit in all honesty that I have a massive blind spot in my position. I don’t think I even know what the other side is talking about. What is wrong with gay marriage?
I sincerely don’t get it. It doesn’t appear to me that it is based on the Bible, because marriage in the Bible is pro-rapist, pro-bigamy, and pro-incest. Jesus certainly said nothing one way or the other.
It doesn’t appear to me to be based on damaging the institution of marriage. I don’t see a whole lot of Iowa farm families breaking apart because of the fabulous gay couple down the street.
So, honestly and calmly – I promise not to call you a bigot or even a knucklehead – if you oppose gay marriage, please explain why. I’m not interested in hosting a screaming thread of hate; I’ll delete comments that are trying to attack other commenters but I’ll happily host those who calmly offer perspectives that differ.
Why should gay marriage not be legalized?