Saturday, November 22, 2008

A Chance To Be A Little Less Alone

"... and uncountable in our history are the number of men and women, forced by society into marrying the opposite sex, in sham marriages, or marriages of convenience, or just marriages of not knowing, centuries of men and women who have lived their lives in shame and unhappiness, and who have, through a lie to themselves or others, broken countless other lives, of spouses and children, all because we said a man couldn't marry another man, or a woman couldn't marry another woman. The sanctity of marriage.

How many marriages like that have there been and how on earth do they increase the "sanctity" of marriage rather than render the term, meaningless?

What is this, to you? Nobody is asking you to embrace their expression of love. But don't you, as human beings, have to embrace... that love? The world is barren enough.

It is stacked against love, and against hope, and against those very few and precious emotions that enable us to go forward. Your marriage only stands a 50-50 chance of lasting, no matter how much you feel and how hard you work.

And here are people overjoyed at the prospect of just that chance, and that work, just for the hope of having that feeling. With so much hate in the world, with so much meaningless division, and people pitted against people for no good reason, this is what your religion tells you to do? With your experience of life and this world and all its sadnesses, this is what your conscience tells you to do?"


Anonymous said...

"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."

Anonymous said...

Read This:
Complaint against Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin; Redux

SW said...

This is what I don't get about people. It doesn't affect their relationships. It doesn't affect my relationship - but then I am not threatened in my heterosexuality and maybe they are. But fear of something is never a good reason to ban it.

Enlightened Savage said...

Don't often agree with Olbermann, but he hits the nail right on the head on this one. Saw it live - glad to see it posted here, Allie. :)

Allie said...

Always happy to please the Savage!

Anonymous said...

This is the good shit! Excellent rant on his part. He hits several home runs on this one.