Lots of dialog about the upcoming measure in Minnesota to constitutionally reinforce discrimination laws that allow state and federal law to only apply to certain individuals and couples.
The argument tends to be based on defending traditional biblical marriage. You know, the one where one man marries as many women as he can afford to take care of? And where men are commanded to marry their brother’s widow? And where when it’s determined a woman is not a virgin on her wedding night she’s to be taken to the edge of town and stoned to death?
Damn inconvenient truths. But I digress.
Today’s paper carries a story about student discussion at one of our local colleges where support of the marriage amendment uses the slogan ‘sin is sin’.
Before I go any further, if you’re a Bible literalist and are reading this, please stop. It’s Sunday and reading is working. 4th Commandment.
I consider Ricky and I experts on sin.
Until we started the South Beach diet, we did not treat our bodies as a temple. We consume a fair amount of alcohol. We do not remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy.
I have a serious coveting issue.
I’ve been known to curse like a drunken sailor.
I’ve dated a drunken sailor.
But I really struggle to understand how the life Ricky and I share is sin.
Again, if you’re a Bible literalist and still reading this, you are risking eternal damnation. Phone your divorced aunt Linda and try get her to repent. Then call your mom. 5th Commandment
We love and care for each other. We put an end to promiscuity a long time ago. We pay our taxes.
Young men and women who fear being gay means living a life in the shadows of society see us together as a couple everywhere.
Parents who fear their GLBT child will live a life of solitude see our marriage as an example that same gender couples can have the same human experience that opposite gender couples do when two spirits are united in love and devotion. Sometimes we’re secretly smug because we know opposite gender couples who envy the electric chemistry we share.
Ricky and I have alot of sin in our lives. I’m pretty sure there’s plenty we’re not even trying to fix. There’s lots of ways to describe what Ricky and I share, but sin is not one of them.
Today’s Gay Agenda: Still trying to figure out how denying some people the right to marry helps people who are already married.