I have even talked to young Christians who really don't have much of a problem with the personal choices of a fellow American who should be free to pursue happiness in their life as proclaimed in the Declaration of the Independence. When it comes to social issues the young people are no where near where the current Republican and Tea parties are. If the conservatives aren't careful they'll lose much of the younger generations and probably most of the growing and thriving Latino population. They're painting themselves into a political corner and they could wake up one day and realize their party is more of a club than a party.
With the recent ruling in California knocking down Proposition 8 the conservatives are grasping at threads to defend their increasingly out of date social policy. One of the points of this recent court case that social conservatives are jumping all over is that the judge is homosexual. They cry that he should have recused himself from the case. This just points further to their illogical, out-of-date, desperate attempts to hold onto a past that was good for them but bad if you were not white, a woman or gay. If the judge should have had to recuse himself for being gay then wouldn't the same hold true of a heterosexual judge? Of course. This is what I mean about desperate arguments that don't hold up to the light of even the most basic scrutiny.
One person stated, "I feel like I don't live in America." Well, maybe that's because the America you were use to was dominated by your culture but times are changing and that's not tyranny; It's called change, which is inevitable. Don't you remember your parents telling you that the country was going to hell when the 50s rolled around with all that rock n' roll and girls wearing pants? Yet for you it was a great era, right? Well, you had a good ride and we'd still like you to join us in making this country better but we are entering a new era and you've gotta learn how to adapt of you'll be a bitter person for the rest of your life.
You can disagree with homosexuality--no one is saying you have to agree but sooner or later gay marriage will be legal. I just fail to see how gay marriage threatens anyone elses' marriage. I'm married and yet feel no threat to my marriage. In fact, it's an absurd worry if you ask me. Another point to note is that no one is asking or forcing you to marry gays in your church or whatever religious building you prefer. Do what you want in your church but the rest of the us move on. In the end marriage isn't about politics, or at least it shouldn't. It's about love, and who are we to deny two loving people the right to marry? I'm certainly not about to stand in the way of love and the need that all of us have to spend our lives with that special partner.
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