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“There Are Bigger Issues Than Gay Marriage” They Just Don’t Get It
Twice last week I heard people say that there are bigger things to worry about than gay marriage and boy is it getting on my nerves. Once it was the Governor of Vermont after his veto was vetoed by lawmakers there opening the city hall registrar’s office to gays to get married and the other I saw posted on gayagenda.com as spoken by Pastor Rick Warren on an interview with Larry King. “There are bigger issues than gay marriage” they just don’t get it – Don’t Get Me Started!
While Vermont Governor, Jim Douglas chose the economy as a “more important thing to focus on” and stated that valuable time was wasted on the gay marriage issue when there are more pressing matters, Pastor Warren decided to bring up Rwanda as a “bigger fish to fry” than gay marriage. I agree with both of these men, that there is so much more out there that is worth the time of legislatures and our government but the problem is that this thought process is also being used to not do anything about our rights right here in the good ol’ U-S of A! And if want my opinion, I think both men are drinking a healthy glass full of sour grapes wine because when you lose on an issue publically, it always seems as though these holier than thou types always “had bigger things to handle”, are “agreeing to disagree” or have to get to an actual church fish fry.
Supposedly the White House doesn’t have time to repeal “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” for military personnel. Hmmmm…okay, what exactly is it going to take to just say, “Um, you know that Don’t Ask Don’t Tell thing? It doesn’t make any sense and doesn’t exist anymore.” What possible analysis needs to be done in order to bring this to fruition that hasn’t all ready been done by everyone from Kinsey to ex-commanders? I’m sure I don’t know, but apparently that’s on a “back burner.” (I’ll leave the double entedre for you more clever types.)
The one thing that the White House has done for us is that politicians are now a little more careful about how they phrase things. There was a time when the only way to get elected was to get the people with the fishes on their car to drive in a caravan to the voting booths. The candidates would put their hand up to God and praise Jesus all to get elected but with the new administration it seems that Obama may be a little Moses-riffic by parting the water that was the holy water (or the Kool Aid ala Jim Jones) politicians used to use to sweep elections. Governor Douglas said something about how it doesn’t go along with his personal faith but that he wouldn’t try to fight it in the interest of “bigger things.” That’s a new one. When Bush was in the White House trying to get the “Defense Of Marriage Act” passed (which by the way, he was spending oodles of money and time on…hmmm…seems as though there was plenty of time to do that, kill the economy and line the pockets of his father’s oil buddy cronies all at the same time) politicians continually stepped into the public spotlight saying they were with the Prez on the issue…now, not so much. I have a feeling it’s because as much as the Rush Limbaughs of life hate it, religion is finally being exorcised from the laws of this country. And to that I say, “Amen.”
I know I’m not a patient person. I hate waiting three minutes for popcorn to pop in a microwave and tend to forget when I used to get Carpal Tunnel shaking “Jiffy Pop” over the burner for what seemed like hours so I know many will tell me to be a good little gay and sit patiently waiting for my rights to begin to take effect. I’m willing to wait but I don’t want to be told that my rights as a human being in a country that is supposed to be known for that freedom are not a “big enough issue.” You try paying double the taxes, not being allowed into hospital rooms of a sick spouse, and all the other rights that civil marriage gives heterosexuals and then tell me how there are bigger things to worry about than the human rights in our own country. You can keep your church, shoes and rice because as big of an industry and as important as those are to a bride they don’t even compare to the person who right now is sitting in a hospital somewhere being told that they can’t make decisions for their partner of thirty years who is laying in a hospital bed because they’re not the “next of kin.” “There are bigger issues than gay marriage” they just don’t get it – Don’t Get Me Started!
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