Ok, I have given this a lot of thought. You last post really got me junahu. I sat back and said, wow, I really don’t have any reason to think gay marriage should not be legal. That got me thinking about what I truly believe. And I came up with this:
Deep down I believe homosexuality is wrong, naturally and spiritually. However, who am I to judge. I don’t care one bit what 2 or 3 or 10 consenting adults do in the privacy of their own bedroom. I don’t want the sex police telling me how to do things, and neither should anyone else.
Now, with that in mind, I still don’t want legalized gay marriage. Just as I don’t want to tell someone what to do in their bedroom, I don’t want them telling me what they did in their bedroom. If the law states that 2 men can be married then that means I have to accept that, which I cannot do.
This brings up the legal things like group health care and that poor dying man in the hospitals whos boyfried-husband could not visit in the hospital. Here I believe is where the line needs drawn from leagl marriage and human rights. We need to get marriage out of law. Why do we need rules that say only married people can get the group insurance rate, or that only married people can vist someone in the hospital, or that only married people can get a tax break? We don’t. I think the laws/rules need re-writen to allow people that live in the same household to afford these things which any married couple can have.
So, what I am saying is that every “couple” should have equal rights, but I personally don’t want to be force to recognize gay people as married. I can’t explain why. I have tried for days now to write what my hold up is and I can’t. That is the problem with faith, it can’t always be explained. So, I think the answer is to remove the marriage clauses from our laws and replace them with co-habitating couples clauses. Then the law can give everyone equality without forcing everyone to accept homosexual marriage.