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Some Gay Marriage Myths August 12, 2010

Filed under: Politics — katblogger @ 1:23 AM

Okay… some of these aren’t myths, just stupid things people say. I don’t care. This was inspired by a lovely newspaper column I read this morning. It wasn’t supporting gay marriage exactly, but it debunked a few complaints of the opposition. It just added other complaints. I’m trying to quash them all.

1. Society is founded on heterosexual, single man- single woman marriages.

Many societies functioned with polygamy. Not every society has the same type of marriage.

2. Evolution points to heterosexual marriage.

Actually, evolution is against any type of marriage. Biologically, males of most species are programmed to have as many offspring as possible, while females tend to try and mate with the most powerful, dominant males. Any type of marriage is restricting the evolutionary impulses… heterosexual or homosexual.

3. The point of marriage is to produce children.

Okay, get over that already. Listen very carefully. We don’t need any more humans on this planet. When there’s water, food, and resource shortages, why add more of a burden? And yet people like Octomom, John and Kate + 8, and those 18 Kids and Counting people insist on churning out babies like factories. With them on the loose, we can stand to lose a few potential parents. Heck, if I had enough cash to blow, I’d pay people not to have kids. I’m sure not.

4. Marriage should stay a heterosexual thing. Let homosexuals have civil unions. It’s practically the same thing, right?

Where have we heard separate but equal before? It turned out separate was true, but equal… not so much. Which would you rather say? We’re getting married, or we’re getting a civil union? There’s a whole connotation problem there. If you don’t know what connotation is – which you should, if you’ve gone through the 1oth grade – look it up.

5. The Bible says it’s wrong, and so I morally object to it.

A. Find the part in the Bible, bring it here, and I’ll explain whether it’s out of context, out of time period, or just plain stupid.

B. The Bible is a book of mythology. Since when did Greek myths stand up in a court of law?

C. Since when did moral objections stand up in a court of law?

That’s all for now, folks. If I hear anymore ridiculous myths/sayings/whatever, I’ll put them up here. Cheers.


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