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28 Perfectly Good Reasons To Oppose Gay Marriage

 
 
dadpad
 
Reply Sat 19 Mar, 2011 09:26 am
28 Perfectly Good Reasons To Oppose Gay Marriage
by Outrage Magazine on Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at 1:47am
By Rick Chris
http://www.rickchris.com/

1. Homosexuality is not natural, much like eyeglasses, polyester, and birth control.

2. Marriage is valuable because it produces children, which is why we deny marriage rights to infertile couples and old people.

3. Obviously, gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.

4. Straight marriage, such as Britney Spears' 55-hour escapade, will be less meaningful if gay marriage is allowed.

5. Marriage has been around a long time and hasn't changed at all: women are property, matches are arranged in childhood, blacks can't marry whites, Catholics can't marry Jews, divorce is illegal, and adultery is punishable by death.

6. Gay marriage should be decided by people, not the courts, because majority-elected legislatures have historically protected the rights of minorities.

7. Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That's why we have only one religion in America.

8. There is no separation between religious marriage and legal marriage, because there is no separation of church and state.

9. Devout, faithful Anglicans should never accept same-sex marriage, because it is an affront to the traditional family values upheld by Henry VIII and his wife, Catherine of Aragon, and his wife, Anne Boleyn, and his wife, Jane Seymour, and his wife, Anne of Cleves, and his wife, Catherine Howard, and his wife, Catherine Parr. They all knew the meaning of marriage and none of them lost their heads over the matter.

10. Married gay people will encourage others to be gay, in a way that unmarried gay people do not.

11. Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because dogs have legal standing and can sign marriage contracts.

12. Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to legislative change in general, which could possibly include the legalization of polygamy and incest. Because we don't know what comes next, we should never change our laws.

13. Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home. That's why single parents are forbidden to raise children.

14. Gay marriage will change the foundation of society. Heterosexual marriage has been around for a long time, and we could never adapt to new social norms because we haven't adapted to things like suburban malls and tupperware parties.

15. Legal marriage will inspire gays to mimic the straight traditions of spiritual commitment ceremonies and celebratory parties, which is currently impermissible for them to do and which they have never done before.

16. Marriage is designed to protect the well-being of children. Gay people do not need marriage because they never have children from prior relationships, artificial insemination or surrogacy, or adoption.

17. Civil unions are a good option because "separate but equal" institutions are always constitutional. In fact, compared with marriage, civil unions are so attractive that straight people are calling dibs on them.

18. A man should not be able to marry whomever a woman can marry, and a woman should not be able to marry whomever a man can marry, because in this country we do not believe in gender equality.

19. If gays marry, some of straight people's tax dollars would end up going to families whose structure they may find morally objectionable. Clearly, it is more just to continue taking gay people's tax dollars to support straight families, who are going to heaven regardless of what anyone else thinks of them.

20. Gays should hold off on the marriage question until society is more accepting of them, because they are not part of society.

21. The people's voice must be heard on this issue. Therefore, we must have a referendum on a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage, because we can't think of any other way to discuss the issue.

22. Each state should decide for itself whether gay marriage will be recognized, because there is no "full faith and credit" clause that requires states to recognize each other's institutions.

23. Gay marriage attempts to replace natural heterosexual instinct with a cultural institution. Morality demands that we subordinate institutionalized commitment to raw, unfettered, biological impulse.

24. Gay marriages could very well suffer maladies like domestic violence and substance abuse. That's why we invented the Quality Control department to pre-approve the righteousness of all marriage applicants, such as convicted serial killer Richard Ramirez who married a woman while on Death Row.

25. Those who support gay marriage aim to overthrow the dominant culture, as evidenced by their enthusiasm to participate in it.

26. The country can't afford to provide benefits for married gay couples. That's why Bush would never consider spending $150 million on programs that encourage more straight people to get married.

27. Gay couples do not deserve marriage because, if everyone on earth limited themselves to same-sex sexual behavior, humanity would soon be extinct. Based on the same concern, we also deny marriage rights to the biologically childless and to those who have borne only one child. (We are also considering denying marriage rights to those who have borne three or more children, because if everyone copied them, the world population would shoot through the roof.)

28. Marriage was created in the Bible as a bond between a man and a woman. The people who lived prior to the writing of the Bible, such as the Chinese, sat around in confusion for many years until the Mesopotamians finally came around and invented the family unit.
 
dyslexia
 
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Reply Sat 19 Mar, 2011 10:05 am
@dadpad,
tupperware parties pretty much sums it all up.
BillRM
 
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Reply Sat 19 Mar, 2011 10:56 am
@dadpad,
There is zero reason why a single person gay or straight should pay more taxes, get less SS benefits then a gay couple who had sign a piece of paper.

The society have an interest in promoting long term and stable relationships between straight couples to the point that transferring wealth to them away from single citizens made sense or at least can be defended however I had yet to see anyone come up with similar reasons for promoting gay relationships.
Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 19 Mar, 2011 11:03 am
@BillRM,
Don't do irony, huh?
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Eva
 
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Reply Sat 19 Mar, 2011 03:28 pm
@dyslexia,
No kidding. If our society could survive tupperware parties, gay marriage should be a piece of cake.

(Gawd I hated those.)
JTT
 
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Reply Sat 19 Mar, 2011 04:13 pm
@Eva,
Quote:
(Gawd I hated those.)


The first 300 or all of them? Wink
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 19 Mar, 2011 04:15 pm
@JTT,
I never went to one. Picky person even back then.
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Eva
 
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Reply Sat 19 Mar, 2011 04:24 pm
@JTT,
Every single one of them. They were a social obligation...how did you manage to escape, Osso?
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 19 Mar, 2011 05:16 pm
@Eva,
I've always been a brat. Well, not always, but once into my twenties. I didn't like plastic much even before all the sturm about plastic. Even now I use glass jars that originally contained pickles, for storing.

I also was recalcitrant about bridal and baby showers. Not that I don't like brides or babies in general, but the occasions were, ah, trying. Not always.
Eva
 
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Reply Sat 19 Mar, 2011 05:53 pm
@ossobuco,
I absolutely agree. I'm pleased that I've gotten married twice and managed to avoid having wedding showers both times. (They're even worse when you're the showeree.) But truly, nothing is as bad as a tupperware party (or the modern equivalents.)

I started to post something about the insipid games at these events, but I deleted it. It was making me sick at my stomach just typing it.
Eva
 
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Reply Sat 19 Mar, 2011 05:56 pm
As a matter of fact, that's a good reason to oppose gay marriage...it would save them the nightmare of wedding showers.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 19 Mar, 2011 06:09 pm
@Eva,
Snort. Not at your being sickened, but in agreement.

Now that I've advanced in age, I can imagine some pain suffered by some mothers of brides and grooms that this is all happening again with the daughters.

Of course, the forces of gigantic marriage ceremonies are at play and this all goes on and on.

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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 19 Mar, 2011 06:10 pm
@Eva,
I'm tempted to make that my new signature line. But you get first pick..
Eva
 
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Reply Sat 19 Mar, 2011 08:38 pm
@ossobuco,
Laughing You like it? Go ahead! Laughing
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 19 Mar, 2011 08:52 pm
@Eva,
Manana, but smiles..
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 19 Mar, 2011 08:53 pm
@dadpad,
Lovely!!!
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 19 Mar, 2011 08:53 pm
@Eva,
Eva wrote:

No kidding. If our society could survive tupperware parties, gay marriage should be a piece of cake.

(Gawd I hated those.)


I am proud to say I have NEVER survived a Tupperware party.
JTT
 
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Reply Sat 19 Mar, 2011 10:12 pm
@Eva,
Quote:
They were a social obligation...


I guess, "Jesus, you broads are vacuous" wouldn't have gone over all that well, eh, Eva?

Did Tim the Tool Man Taylor ever get Tool Parties going?

Arr arr arr, now that would have been a grand thing!
dadpad
 
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Reply Sat 19 Mar, 2011 10:44 pm
@JTT,
tool parties would never worl because of the way men shop.
You need a reciprocating saw you go buy one. I dont know any men who would buy something cause they MIGHT need it one day and it looks pretty and plus its a bargain.
farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 20 Mar, 2011 04:50 am
@dadpad,
what the hell would a tool party even be like? I cant see a bunch of guys sitting around talking tools for a couple hours unless it involved

1 An attempt at blowing something up

2finishing an entire keg so as not to have to pay extra time deposit

3 throwin axes at a door in the barn.
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