Gays, Guinea Pigs, and
Gee, what happened to the good ol' days when the gay community reveled in being
different? Rebelling against society by showing us how fruity they can be. Now I
guess they're just complacent in blending in with the rest of the 95% of society
(or whatever the figure of the week is), and are going to show us heterosexual
folk how to make a marriage work.
Pretty soon they will be going to the same schools as us, drinking from our
water fountains, sitting anywhere on the bus, and having government pass laws
ensuring they don't get discriminated against. What's next on the list after
marriage? Adopting? Enlisting in the military?
Ok, all sarcasm aside...does the gay community really enjoy being seen as the
laughing stock in this issue? You're just suckers...no pun intended. All you
hear about on the news is hordes of homosexuals getting married in San
Francisco, gay marriages taking place in Oregon, New York, and New Mexico. I heard a news story
a few weeks ago where a buttload (pun intended) of homosexuals were going
to New York to get married, and if they aren't granted a license, then they're
going to raise a ruckus.
If the truth be known, they can pretend they're married. It's like when you
"played house" as a kid. You thought you were an adult. You acted like an adult.
You dressed like an adult. You carried around Monopoly money like an adult. But
you were basically there to amuse yourself and others around you. Why? Because
you weren't an adult, but pretending to be was fun. Same thing with gay
marriage. You may go before some city official, exchange gerbils, and say "I
do", but it doesn't mean anything legally. The license is void. It's either
illegal in states, or the law states a marriage is between a man and a woman. I
guess I'm a little confused on why these City Officials aren't being put in jail
for breaking the law, or at least fined. Something. Bill O'Reilly made a good
point on his show when he stated (paraphrased) if he was the Mayor of
San Diego and started issuing licenses to carry guns in public, you know all
hell would break loose. It's against the law to do so in California, but what if
Mayor O'Reilly doesn't like the law, doesn't think it's fair, and continues to
issue licenses to carry. All the gun control advocates would have million man
marches to out the mayor for having no respect for the law of the land. This
obviously doesn't apply to the gay marriage issue though.
What's so difficult to understand. So Earl and Hank love each other. Great.
Gertrude and Bertha are a committed couple. Fantastic. Except for procreating,
what can't they do that normal couples do in a marriage. Survivor benefits?
Hospital visits? Inheritance? Civil unions solve those problems. And if
President Bush and the rest of us right-wingers are so homophobic, why does he
support civil unions? Not even a majority of the Democrat party, including their
likely party nominee, John Kerry, supports gay marriage. If anything, that's an
issue that side of the aisle will have to deal with. Democrat in-fighting is
always fun to watch. Trying to see who can out-liberal the other. Maybe
the gay activists are trying to out-gay everyone else? Maybe they don't
really mind being the guinea pigs in this little experiment called gay marriage?
For them, it's all about civil rights and they place themselves on the same
level as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. That's pretty offensive if you ask me.
You can't just take a term and try to make it applicable to your cause because
you fit a few criteria. For instance, just because you've seen Full Metal
Jacket doesn't make you a United States Marine. You can't tell your tax
attorney that you're a homeowner even though you've rented the same house for
the last 30 years and have paid the landlord 10 times over what the house's
market value is. Marine and Homeowner are two titles that have distinct
definitions. Same thing with marriage. It's the union between a man and a woman.
Has been for a few years now, and isn't likely to be changed anytime soon.
It is amusing to see gay couples parading around like they really married
though. It's humorous, because at the end of the day it's all a fake, a fraud,
and illegitimate...but they think they're really married. It doesn't mean
anything. I realize they're probably tired of bending over and want to make a
stand, but this is just silly. Their actions and antics are the modern day
equivalent of watching a minstrel show.
And finally, what's with the term "Gay Community"? It's not like there is some
quaint little village outside of Pittsburgh with Barney Frank as the Mayor.
Where exactly is this gay community? If it's San Francisco, then some have ran a
long way from home. Best get back. It's almost dinnertime. On the menu is
Salty Dogs with a side order of Campbell's Thick 'n Creamy. Hey, wait a
second...THAT'S NOT SOUP!!!
Ok, I'm done ranting. I'm going to bed.