Prop. 8 laughs in the face of
'justice for all'
Noember 17, 2008 | I just do not understand. It doesn't
make sense why people have found it their personal duty
to prevent same-sex couples from marrying. How does
this hurt you? How does their happiness affect your
life in anyway?
These are the questions that I ask you. These people
want nothing more than for their love to be recognized
legally. They don't want to take anything away from
you, they do not want to hurt you, and they do not want
to prevent you from being happy. Why do you see it fit
to prevent them from the same rights that you and your
spouse enjoy? How does this affect you?
The Christ that you worship, the book that tells you
this is wrong, everything that is taught by your religion
says that you should love one another and do unto others.
This behavior is in direct contradiction from what your
entire religion is based upon.
Religion teaches good. It teaches us how to be happy
and it teaches the behavior expected of us in our relations
with other human beings. There is not one religion that
teaches people to treat other human beings with hate
because they are different. Do not cop out of your actions
by blaming your religion. Your behavior and hate is
disgusting by any religion's standards. You live your
life with hate on your breath and prejudice in your
How is this viewed different than racism? This fight
is the exact same fight that African-Americans fought
a short 40 years ago. Human beings are choosing who
is equal dependant on difference or similarity. How
is this even an issue that we face? All men are created
equal. This statement holds true regardless of sexual
preference. The Bill of Rights never includes the statement
"All men are created equal, unless they are black, gay,
or Muslim." This should be a moot argument. It
was already decided that all men are created
equal, not just rich white men.
Twenty million dollars spent by the LDS church to
support Proposition 8. This money couldn't have been
better spent feeding the empty stomachs of starving
children? How about the war stricken region of Darfur?
What about the families this Thanksgiving who will not
have a turkey? How about 200 new homes for homeless
families around the world? This money could have purchased
so much happiness, but instead it went to prevent happiness.
How can you call yourselves Christian? Why was it so
necessary that your church spend this ungodly amount
of money on preventing people from accomplishing what
we all strive for in life? Happiness with a partner
who loves us.
Maybe this is just one man's opinion, but these questions
must be raised at a time when there are no answers besides,
"Love is between a man and a woman. The Bible says so."
The Bible also says to love your neighbor and to do
unto others as you wish done unto you. These truths
of bringing happiness and peace to others surely must
be far more important than hating people who are different