Sunday, April 12, 2009

10 Reasons Gay Marriage is "Wrong"

Hey everyone! Sorry I've been missing in action over the past year... I've had a lot of stuff worthy of posting, but just kept putting it off. Hopefully I'll be more reliable going forward. The following was being passed around on Facebook, and I thought it was incredibly brilliant. It really captures the absurdity and illogic of waging a campaign against same-sex marriage:

1) Being gay is not natural. Real Americans always reject unnatural things like eyeglasses, polyester, and air conditioning.

2) Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.

3) Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.

4) Straight marriage has been around a long time and hasn't changed at all; women are still property, blacks still can't marry whites, and divorce is still illegal.

5) Straight marriage will be less meaningful if gay marriage were allowed; the sanctity of Brittany Spears' 55-hour just-for-fun marriage would be destroyed.

6) Straight marriages are valid because they produce children. Gay couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn't be allowed to marry because our orphanages aren't full yet, and the world needs more children.

7) Obviously gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.

8) Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That's why we have only one religion in America.

9) Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home. That's why we as a society expressly forbid single parents to raise children.

10) Gay marriage will change the foundation of society; we could never adapt to new social norms. Just like we haven't adapted to cars, the service-sector economy, or longer life spans.

7 comments:

Scott Terry said...

Hey...I like your site, so I added a link to my blog/website. If you would prefer that I remove the link, just let me know. My site has an art piece that I created highlighting the stupidity of the religous right for entering the marriage discussion. The link is http://www.scottterryprojects.com/the_art_california_proposition_8

Thanks, Scott

Ross said...

Thanks for the link, Scott, and for your efforts in supporting rationality and equality.

Dave said...

atheist?

We can fix that...

http://nostradamus.atspace.com

Alina Cezar said...

Ross, where are you. I've stumbled across your blog while searching for substantial research material on religion. I'd like to see more from you on all the aspects named in your blog description.

Ross said...

Thank you for your interest, Alina! I would really like to be following up more on my blog's mission statement (to give reviews and so forth), but I've just been so busy with work over the past year that it's been hard to find time. There's a lot of books and articles I read that I'd really like to comment on here. I'll make an effort to post more in the coming months.

PerformanceConnect said...

Ross I just watched your presentation at your/your friend's church back in 2008 on your Skeptics Review blog? It was great to see that your presentation was so balanced and FYI if you ever come to Australia I would be delighted for you to come talk to the locals here to help enlighten some of the 'dark-ages' style Churches being set up here. It seems that when the global economy starts to fail, the Churches start to fill up and co-incidentally people start desiring higher meaning...unfortunatelyl when times are good I've observed those same people relying less on a higher power! Anyway great to hear that you are an animator too. I look forward to seeing some of your stuff online if you have published it.
Cheers
Jonothan

Anonymous said...

You are a very smart person!