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Why live in darkness if you can love in the light?

10 May 2012, 15:08

Why live in darkness if you can love in light?

Barack Obama’s announcement that he is in support of same sex marriages has, rather obviously, ignited massive debate about the age old issue.

As can be expected there are sectors of society who quote scripture from the Bible while others question the political motivation in an election year.

Personally I just wonder what the fuss is about?

Let’s start with the Bible, a book that was carefully assembled from selected chapters that suited the agenda of the age . . . the other (less desirable) chapters which did not gel with the doctrine of “the elders” sadly did not make it, living their lives unread under lock and guard in the Vatican City.

This is fact.

Anyway, I don’t want to get into a raging debate about the accuracy of a book that’s been edited to paint a specific picture except to say that the omission of dinosaurs is a rather big deal (wouldn’t you say), considering that “in the beginning” Adam and Eve should have been running for the hills in the path of T-Rex and his blood-thirsty cousins – instead of taking apples from talking snakes.

Obviously “in the beginning” actually means, in the “new” beginning after the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods when nothing but fluffy bunnies and Bambi-esque antelope frolicked in the meadows.

The fact is that, if you choose to hold a verse in a book as the truth and reason for people of the same sex not to marry, you had better be damn sure that you are 100% correct and that in the sky sits a “God o f love, and mercy” that wants us to kill gay people.

. . .

Who are we to tell others who the can and cannot marry?

A few decades ago we told interracial couples they would go to jail if they declared their love to each other – that was wrong.

A few thousand years ago the uneducated cousins of Adam and Eve (Koos and Katrien) only got married after Koos bliksimmed Katrien over the head with a club and dragged her off to his cave. . . that was also wrong.

I find it laughable that people want to hold the union between a man and woman as the bastion of morality and guiding light of love, yet every day we witness rampant spousal abuse, infidelity and neglect.

I find it hysterical that the very same people who want to force their beliefs, and their will upon others are the very same who vehemently object to any restriction on their own lives.

“Fine if I tell others how to live but don’t tell me what I can and cannot do, you NAZI bastards!”

Yes?

I have always wondered how someone being gay and wanting to marry their partner affects anyone but the two people in question, and their friends and family?

Does their love influence your “straight” day in any way? Does it make YOU less of a man if other men choose to enter into a loving union far-far away from your Saturday braai?

What on earth does it have to do with anyone, and who on earth has the right to tell same sex couples that their love is not to be celebrate the same as ours?

I am getting married this year.

I am not doing it because a book thinks I should, or because society thinks it’s time. I am doing it for the right reasons, the only reasons – because I love her and want to spend the rest of my life with her.

People.

Freedom is more than a flag, an anthem and a constitution that says we are equals.

Freedom is allowing each other to live our lives as we see fit.

Freedom is for everyone.

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