The Proud Liberal and the Smart-Aleck Conservative

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I dissected a comment to a Sandy Rios column on Here it is, the Liberal’s parts in quotes, mine without.

Says Proud Liberal: “If straight couples want to have the additional cultural benefit of being married in a church …”

CULTURAL benefit? This isn’t like trying salsa dancing when you visit Mexico. It has a meaning that transcends any and every culture. Which leads to my next point …

” … after they have satisfied the STATE’S requirements and their marriage first legitimated by the STATE …”

Marriage is a creation of God. I guess states, like individuals, have the freedom to do what they want, and certainly nothing that states or individuals do will change God’s truth, but let’s be real: the only reasons the state is involved in marriage are to collect the marriage-license fees and keep tabs on people. As my dad says, the government would tax farts if it could figure out how. It would also, I contend, collect fees on polygamous and adult-minor “marriages” if it could.

“Please keep your religious nose out of STATE affairs.”

Nope. Sorry. Can’t honor that request, mainly because I—as a whole person, being more than simply the sum of my parts—can’t just leave my “religious nose” at home and use only my “secular brain” when contributing to discussions of public policy. If anyone can compartmentalize their religious beliefs, they’re not a true believer.

“The United States is a democracy dedicated to equality among its inhabitants. The CHURCH is obviously AGAINST EQUALITY.”

The kingdom of God is more about equality than any government, democratic or otherwise, can ever be, and by a country mile. It states, unequivically, that ALL have sinned and thus separated themselves from God, but that “God so loved the world He gave His only begotten Son, that WHOEVER believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.” The Bible also makes it clear what constitutes proper sexual/romantic relationship among humans: that of one man and one woman for as long as they both live. “Equality” is an overused, misused word when it comes to this area of discussion; we all have the right to marry … it’s just that some people want to make marriage something it’s not, and is never supposed to be. And besides that ….

“Every American citizen has the right and deserves the right to marry whomever they want.”

Really? To marry WHOMEVER? So I, as a married man, should be able to take additional wives? Or my wife additional husbands? Should a 30-year-old man be able to marry a 16-year-old girl—or boy?

There are lots of ways to take apart and analyze this issue, but let’s get down to brass tacks: bottom line, homosexuality is wrong, not meant to be—a perversion.


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