Thursday, August 02, 2007

Top Ten Reasons Gay Marriage Should Be Illegal

I mean, isn't it obvious?

5 comments so far. What are your thoughts?

Matthew said...

It kind of disturbs me to think that 10 years ago, the reasons why gay marriage should be illegal made PERFECT SENSE to me. I don't know why I could swallow the social prescriptions whole when it was a constant, unhappy, fruitless struggle to wring a single drop of certainty about the theology from my mind. It's a question of why going to Heaven is so much harder to fathom than the idea of someone else going to Hell. Gay and premarital sex was probably so easy to condemn outright because I didn't really believe that sex ever actually happened at all.

Jackie M. said...

AP: "OK, without being too gory or graphic, so if somebody is homosexual, you would argue that they should not have sex?"

SANTORUM: "We have laws in states, like the one at the Supreme Court right now, that has sodomy laws and they were there for a purpose. Because, again, I would argue, they undermine the basic tenets of our society and the family. And if the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual sex within your home, then you have the right to bigamy, you have the right to polygamy, you have the right to incest, you have the right to adultery. You have the right to anything. Does that undermine the fabric of our society? I would argue yes, it does. It all comes from, I would argue, this right to privacy that doesn't exist in my opinion in the United States Constitution, this right that was created, it was created in Griswold — Griswold was the contraceptive case — and abortion. And now we're just extending it out. And the further you extend it out, the more you — this freedom actually intervenes and affects the family. You say, well, it's my individual freedom. Yes, but it destroys the basic unit of our society because it condones behavior that's antithetical to strong healthy families. Whether it's polygamy, whether it's adultery, where it's sodomy, all of those things, are antithetical to a healthy, stable, traditional family.

Every society in the history of man has upheld the institution of marriage as a bond between a man and a woman. Why? Because society is based on one thing: that society is based on the future of the society. And that's what? Children. Monogamous relationships. In every society, the definition of marriage has not ever to my knowledge included homosexuality. That's not to pick on homosexuality. It's not, you know, man on child, man on dog, or whatever the case may be. It is one thing. And when you destroy that you have a dramatic impact on the quality —"

AP: "I'm sorry, I didn't think I was going to talk about 'man on dog' with a United States senator, it's sort of freaking me out. "

Jackie M. said...

Matthew:

Gay and premarital sex was probably so easy to condemn outright because I didn't really believe that sex ever actually happened at all.

That is such an awesome line. Can I quote you?

Matthew said...

The first three quotes are free, always. I'll try to make more sometime.

(It feels weird being called "Matthew". I wish this were LJ.)

Benjamin Rosenbaum said...

I totally thought you were kidding about "I'm sorry, I didn't think I was going to talk about "man on dog" with a United States senator, it's sort of freaking me out."

The AP reporter who said that, whoever they are, is my new hero.