cry freedom AND a rant on the religions that piss me the fuck off
Now that Oregon has joined the fray in extending legal marriage to same-sex couples, I wonder if the civil disobedience (which, you gotta admit, that is what it is) will change people's minds.
Now, same-sex couples have been "marrying" for years in committment ceremonies. But in the eyes of the law, the couples weren't married. There's all kind of complex legal loopholes (power of attorney comes to mind.) but for arguments sake the law considered them unmarried. Lets not forget the religious bigotry either, which leads me to my next point.
I'm really sick and tired of Christian hypocrisy. From Mel Gibson's apparently near-pornographic violence in The Passion of the Christ to Jerry Falwell to that pastor who lives across the parking lot from me, all seem to claim to be Christians while they will not (or can not) actually be Christians. You know, hate the sin, love the sinner? All those using their religion to hate others (and this goes for any religion, really) really need to take a step back and go "What would Jesus REALLY do?"
But of course that won't happen. A pox on all their houses.
Now for my personal belief, I believe God made everyone. In fact He did, that's IN Genesis, DUH. He made every single thing in this universe. And if He hated, for example, gays and lesbians, why the hell would He create something if He was just going to send them to Hell anyway? I know God is not a spiteful cunt, so He wouldn't. God is love y'all. Plus, Jesus died for all our sins anyway according to Chrisitian scripture so in theory, there really IS no sin...think about it.
Finally, I think for the most part, most Christians are not as extreme as media would have you believe. remember, we thrive on sensationalism. Why else would Martha be front page news when it really isn't.