actually, I’m going to have to disagree with most other posters here.
I am against gay marriage....not because I think its amoral...I don’t care either way, really....but only because most gays are liberal, and they pushed the corrupt, piece of trash Usurper down our throats, and the Usurper is steadfastly against gay marriage, and then they turn around and protest bans on gay marriage, so the hypocrisy is mind boggling. So I protest the hypocrites.
However, in terms of parenting.....I know lots of very level minded and good gay people. And if you’re going to talk about unfit parents...um....you do need to bring into the discussion the MILLIONS of WACKO STRAIGHT parents in this world who have no business whatsoever bringing children into the world. You know the ones....irresponsible, lazy, no jobs, anger issues, drug and alcohol abusers.....
If a gay couple is loving, and responsible, I would say they are a much better choice than a 16 yo unwed mother with no job, on welfare, with an unknown father. with all the orphaned children in the world, what is wrong with a responsible loving gay couple raising them?
Going out on a limb rather early in your tenure, I see.
So I understand your point. You are saying that we should accept a perversion of morality and natural order as a normal lifestyle choice based on the deviant exceptions of the normal rule and the seemingly normal exceptions of the deviant rule?
Don’t let flamers chase you off FR. You’re not alone in thinking the government shouldn’t be running a giant religious-conservative social engineering program, any more than it should be running a giant atheist-leftist social engineering program. Government should be facilitating the free choices of responsible, non-criminal, economically self-sufficient citizens.
As for gay marriage, what we really need is to get government out of marriage altogether. The idea of government regulating and licensing people’s family arrangements should be abhorrent to anyone who values freedom. Government regulation of marriage has an ugly history, including barring marriages (and in former times, simultaneously making sexual relations illegal) in conflict with people’s ethical and/or religious beliefs — the miscegenation laws, and the federal military intervention to stop the 19th century Mormons from practicing polygamy, are two key examples. Another was the state of Ohio refusing to recognize marriages performed by Mormon clergy *before* the practice of polygamy had been introduced, on the grounds that the Mormon religion was not a “legitimate” religion.