It's not that we don't know what's right and wrong, it's that we don't have the will to do what's right.
I think you already know my response to this Lula. Let's just agree to see things the way we each want to see them.
"When Gays get Married, Who does it Really Bother" you ask, Donna? IT BOTHERS LULA! Now you've gone and hurted her precious little feelsies.
Ohhhh, I'm in trouble! You know, you can't win them all!lol! Sometimes, some feelings are hurt along the way!
The problem is- if a person's "rights" affect my "rights", who should be denied? If my right is to raise my child in a traditional. American society, how come a majority can step in and take tradition away by declaring that they have the right to be legally recognized as a sexual deviant? Explaining to my daughter why her friend has two set of parents is hard enough, but having to explain why a friend has two Dads who are "married". No thanks. I prefer to keep Homosexuals in the same "sexual deviant' bin as Polygamists and the like are thrown.
I totally understand and see your point. For me, I have briefly explained to my daughter when she asked, that some people like other people who are just like them. It was as simple of an explanation that I gave at the time because she won't fully grasp it all at her age. My son I explained the same but then I said, some people dont like the idea of the same type of people being in love together. That's as far as he wanted to know right now. I won't give more than I know they can handle, and need to know at this point at their age. My oldest now fully understands what is what and what I've thought her have given her the knowledge to make the decisions she does. She has friends who are gay, are aware of the implications and all that. The differences between the ages, 6, 13 and 18, is on a need to know basis, and only when the question is asked because of something that was heard, or seen. I do tell them their are some things they don't need to know right now, some programs they don't need to watch and that I wouldn't approve of and because we communicate we I know that they have a level of understanding that they can comprehend. In saying that, I dont' say you don't communicate (or anyone else) with their children, but this is how I deemed to handle it.
And as our country must change with the times, as we grow as a society, some concessions have to be made so our society can live cohesively. We can't always be as it were in the days back when because our world is different than it was 100 years ago! Why shouldn't our laws be updated and upgraded? It's not a matter of letting our country go to the dogs, so to speak, it's a matter of making room for what our world is now. It's not just one way of thinking, one set of people who exists anymore, it is all types.
Well, I have to say, saying "fuck you" to anyone is probably going to upset them. Not sure it's appropriate to say that to anyone, even if you don't like them.
I can't speak for Mason, but I do understand why he said it! Seriously!
No one has yet answered how, tangibly, gay marriage would effect them. The slippery slope is a logical fallacy but I could certainly see polygamist asking for the same right. I really don't have a problem with polygamy ether, if some guy falls in love with a bisexual woman that has a girlfriend and the girlfriend falls in love with the guy, let' em get married and color me jealous. Polygamy is fairly rare outside of cults anyway, jealousy is just too strong an emotion.
You want my honest answer on this? I really don't know how it would affect me because I can't see in what way it would? Other than that some have pointed out, it may raise my insurance or my taxes....? I'll bitch and moan then I'll still have to pay. I can't seriously see how it would affect me, other than me telling my kids, sitting them down for a talk! I should hope they would be as open-minded as I am and that's how I'm growing them to be!
I have one God who sees all and knows all and judges all! I cannot be the judge of all, but I can make a difference in my life and everyone's who I meet. If I can't see a person without judging, and I'm not perfect, I'll tell you, I stereotype as much as the next person. However, I do leave an open mind to the 'what ifs' out there!
I also don't come from a line of very open-minded people when it comes to gays either! My birth country, Jamaica, is a nation of people who are as conservative and judgemental and will 'crucify' you for being gay! That is the truth! They do not even tolerate the thought! It's sad. There are gay couples there but they also have a fight on their hands as much as they do here, even more so!
If someone wants to marry an animal, fine as long as the animal can legally become a citizen, sign their own name and say "I do " they'll have my blessing.
LOL! You are such a crazy person!LOL! But I hear you! Dang if the animal can do that, we are no longer on Earth!LOL!