Realities Created, Maintained and Destroyed, WHILE-U-WAIT!

Friday, February 06, 2009

Some food for thought

Why do we demand a Religious Test for marriage in this country?

We enforce "separation of church and state" everywhere else in our country, often to the point of absurdity, yet we allow one of the most important choices we make to be regulated and controlled by outmoded, medieval, dogmatic superstition.

"Fidelity": Don't Divorce... from Courage Campaign on Vimeo.

Isn't it time we tell the various churches to mind their own business?

I don't know about anyone else, but I have friends who will be hurt by all this fundamentalist clap trap disguised as religion.

Ask yourself, "why should people be hurt just because some dried up old bigot is afraid of them?"


Salma said...

Since you posted this message, my head has been spinning. I've been trying to reach back in my files to see if I ever learned how the "Marriage License Granting Authorities" came to be "vested" with that power. Sadly, I don't recall that I ever did. Who "married" Adam and Eve? And then who? And then who? How did the tradition of "going to the preacher" or the "Justice of the Peace" get started? What would happen if, like you said, they were all told to "mind their own business", and everyone just simply DECLARED themselves to be married and that was that!? Salma

Janet said...

I have friends who got married the first time around when CA legalized marriage...this time they just didn't bother. What a damn shame these wingnuts don't have anything constructive to do with their time.

Janet said...

oh yeah, and Regina Spektor is awesome:-)

Steve Perry said...

See the happy faces in that video and wonder -- why would anybody think that was a bad thing?

Finding somebody to love is a big deal. People ought not to fuck what that amongst the grown-ups.

Worg said...

Another idea would be for people to eschew the institution of marriage entirely, and to eschew the institutions that place themselves as the arbiters of who can marry.

We need to start taxing churches. If they're getting involved in government, which is a violation of church and state, we need to tax them back to the Dark Ages.