The question of gay marriage should not boil down to the Old Testament Bible Book of Deuteronomy. I can’t read Deuteronomy because it’s absurd, vile and hateful. I was told that Deuteronomy was copied chapter and verse from the Satanic Bible. Need I say more?
In only one other place in the Old Testament Bible does it say that God is against of the abomination of living things. I believe that abomination God doesn’t want is genetically modified foods because once they’re modified the food is no longer of benefit to us. I also am horrified by the thought of gene splicing in humans. Beyond that, I’m sure God has no desire to weigh-in on gay marriage. God wants our happiness – that’s it! In the New Testament, Christ preaches love and acceptance. The Old Testament can be used only as a history lesson.
People still want love and companionship and the picket fence and two cats in the yard – the whole catastrophe. I want that, too.
I used to make a joke out of it saying that marriage between Homo Sapiens should not be legal, but too many people don’t know what Homo Sapiens are so the joke fell flat too many times. Homo Sapiens are people. I don’t know why the government feels it necessary to muck around in the lives of people. Other countries do all right without making marriage a legal entity. I’d like to see commitment ceremonies and celebrations, why do we need government to tell us we are married? The sad fact is we do, but why limit the catastrophe to heterosexuals?
When I was a teenager, my sophomore year of high school, a rumor got started that I was gay – actually the word gay didn’t exist yet – I started using the word gay in place of homo and faggot and all of the other nasty, ugly words I was called by the kids in school. I chose the word “gay” because it was a happy word and only one syllable and easily distinguishable and it wasn’t being used very much anymore except in Christmas Carols. At any rate, the kids in school could be very cruel and I can’t imagine anyone choosing to be gay. Homosexuality is not a choice, very obviously, to me anyway.
A lot of times people will come up to me and begin the conversation with, “I’ve never told this to anyone before.” 100% of the people I’ve spoken with who are gay have been sexually abused as children. Some don’t even remember it but I know about it because of the cult that kept me prisoner. Very often women become gay because of one or more traumatic and painful rapes they endured when they were very young.
Seriously, I question the whole legal marriage thing for everyone. Some humans mate for life but it seems there are many others who make bad choices and then they have to go through a messy legal divorce to get out of an abusive relationship.
I would say marriage is a legal commitment between two consenting adults. I now pronounce you husband and husband, or, wife and wife, or just legally wed.