Predictions on Same Sex Marriage

ringsIt’s amazing all the dire predictions from Ted Cruz, Mary the Failing, James Lankford and other right-wing-nuts on the advent of same sex marriage which is now legal in 30 states and will be legal in another 5 probably today or tomorrow at the latest. Teddy-o vows to introduce a constitutional amendment to outlaw same sex marriage throughout the land. The sky is falling! The sky is falling!

Only it isn’t and it won’t and a constitutional amendment won’t pass and marriage as institution isn’t going the way of the Dodo but I can think of some members of the political right who probably should go the way of the Dodo. Ted Cruz comes instantly to mind.

If anything the act of marriage will be strengthened by the onslaught of same sex marriage. How it could ever be a threat to the act of marriage has to be something that makes absolutely no sense. Marriage as an institution between a man and a woman has been on shaky grounds for a long time. Gay marriage hasn’t affected it in the least and it won’t and why should it. Women won’t be dumping their husbands to rush to marry another woman nor will men be dumping their wives to rush to marry another man. That’s not how being gay works.

You are either gay or you’re not the change in who can and can’t marry won’t change that at all. And it isn’t an abomination to the Lord either. Jesus was all inclusive. He did not exclude any segment of society in his teachings nor his plan for salvation and resurrection. I don’t know how many times it has to be explained to people on the right who profess to be followers of Christ, but he wasn’t about hating he was about love and compassion and that included everyone, every single other.

And you can’t be infected by gayness. It isn’t an airborne virus nor is it a disease. You are either born gay or you are not. That’s the way it works. It doesn’t work like heterosexual adultery you don’t fall into gayness it just is. Some people are and some are not. I believe the scientists have already determined that. And it has nothing to do with how you were raised.

So, gosh, being gay can’t rub off on you anymore than being Asian, or Hispanic or Black can. And whether or not you are gay has nothing to do with being a bad person. There are bad people in all ethic groups, all religious groups, all races, colors, creeds, genders or sexual preferences. Bad is bad and it knows no borders just like good is good and it knows no borders.

And gay marriage is something whose time has come most people realize that but of course there are still wing-nuts around who can’t cope. The ability of gays to lead normal lives will only have a positive effect on the lives of the rest of us. The most inclusive we are as a nation the greater things we can accomplish. It’s in our Declaration of Independence and it has taken some 237 years to finally come to a full realization of what the words contained in that declaration means. ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. That among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness!”

That’s what makes this nation and its people so great we are a nation of free citizens of whom now includes gays and gay couples. There’s nothing debilitating about that in the least!

Bob Bearden


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