Friday, January 14, 2005

No longer on the fence

This will will make my cousin and her husband happy. I have finally decided that I really don't care if two homosexual people marry each other. This is contrary to 99% of those in my own party, but I have to call it like I see it. I just don't see the harm.


At 4:42 PM, Blogger The Dr. said...

Wow. That's absurd, Scott.

You really 'don't see the harm' that two men kissing each other in public has on a child from a normal home?

You are not only at odds with 99% of your own party, but 99.9% of Christians you align yourself with. How can you reconcile this with your Christian upbringing?

People of the same gender marrying serves to equate them with hetero-sexual couples who take their vows seriously for the benefit of the greater society, which will further erode the institution of marriage to the point of European levels, and I for one do not wish to ever be European. I'm sorry, but gay couples can never be really 'married', except in the recesses of their own delusions.

I don't get it. Are you trying to be 'tolerant'? What is the basis of your 'new position'?

At 5:30 PM, Blogger Scott Klajic said...

Well, for me it's not really matter of whether or not children will be hurt by observing such a thing, but there are several things at work here when you bring that up. First of all, I am not sure I think it falls within the realm of legitimate government function to protect children from such a thing, and second, I am not sure the legal status of gay marriage will prevent children from seeing two men kissing each other. I guess in some abstract way you could calculate the likelihood that a child will be exposed to it, with vs without gay marriage but it seems like it would be pretty negligible.

Also, I have never really considered my Christian faith as placing me in a particular voting block. Indeed, I religiously do not believe a same sex couple should be married, and I have stated elsewhere in this forum that as long as individual churches retain the right to not participate in, condone or otherwise recognize those marriages it doesn't bother me. As soon as a same sex couple walks into a church and demands that their marriage be recognized and they be allowed to place membership as a married couple, I will fight that battle.

At 5:57 PM, Blogger The Dr. said...

"..As soon as a same sex couple walks into a church and demands that their marriage be recognized and they be allowed to place membership as a married couple, I will fight that battle...."

Why should they bother? Churches will soon be considered hate organizations.

At 10:21 PM, Blogger Scott Klajic said...

Don't worry, I know it's comming. My hope is that someday both the right and left will see that the benefits of federalism cut both ways. There is a clause in the constitution that forces one state to recognize the licenses and credentials from another state, however it is limited in some cases for a variety of reasons. I would give "them" same sex marriage if the principle would be applied to concealed carry permits. Because then just one state would have to start giving permits to anyone who asks, and viola! we could all carry legally if we wanted to. I think it's a fair trade off.

At 3:29 PM, Blogger The Dr. said...

Sorry, carrying a gun is chickenfeed as a trade for gay 'marriage'. Maybe an extra order of fries, but not much more.

I see no reason to compell 98% percent of society to not only tolerate, but accept the gay lifestyle as normal. 'Marriage' would only further elucidate the tyranny of the in-vogue minority.

But I wish you would further clarify how you came to this view that gay 'marriage' is acceptable, both personally and in particular, biblically.


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