Responding to a NOM-proxy, introduction

So on an off chance I followed a link posted by Brian Brown claiming to discredit every single argument for for marriage equality. I wrote long response to each of the points, which a lot of people responded rather well to, so I thought I’d try to turn it into an article.

However there’s a lot of content which I want to deal with so if you’ll excuse a few articles in quick succession, I’m going to address each point, and write a response to it.

Here’s the list of “defeated” arguments, and as I put up each article, I’ll update the links.

  1. Marriage has evolved throughout history, so it can change again.
  2. Same-sex marriage is primarily about equality.
  3. Everyone has the right to marry whomever he or she loves.
  4. Same-sex marriage won’t affect you, so what’s the big deal?
  5. Same-sex marriage will not lead to other redefinitions.
  6. If same-sex couples can’t marry because they can’t reproduce, why can infertile couples marry?
  7. Children will not be affected since there is no difference between same-sex parents and opposite-sex parents.
  8. Opposition to same-sex marriage is based on bigotry, homophobia and religious hatred.
  9. The struggle for same-sex marriage is just like the civil rights movement of the 1960s.
  10. Same-sex marriage is inevitable, so we should stand on the right side of history.

If you want to read the original article, its here.

Of course the simple idea that I want to marry the woman I love and spend the rest of my life with her is never addressed beyond being told that desire is disgusting and immoral.

Maybe LGBTQA catholics can save the church from the Pope and his kind?

For those of you who don’t know, the Ruth institute is a mouthpiece for the views of the Catholic Leadership and the Pope.

Normally there’s nothing special to be said, because the perspective and intolerance they show, but I think they show something that is wrong at the heart of Vatican led rule of the Catholic Church, and somehow in an almost zen way, this video pointed it out.

They reference various “Threats” to marriage, including the old chestnut of contraception, divorce, not getting married, and gay marriage… It keeps using the words of the Archbishop as new gospel, as if they are like the Mormon Prophets. Then they have found people who will twist facts to support the perspective of that Archbishop.

I know there are LGBTQA catholics out there, who have a very different view of catholicism, my fictional hero Josiah Bartlett was a devout catholic, and part of that belief was what helped craft a wise albiet fictional leader. The pope certainly was not the source of all wisdom to him, rather a forgotten figurehead.

You know that contraception is sensible and often lifesaving, you know that no matter how hard some people try some marriages do not work out and you should not make them suffer by preventing them from splitting. You remember the philosophy of not judging how other people live, and you know some people feel no need to get married, and above all be you ally, transgender, bisexual, lesbian or gay, you know there is nothing inherently sinful about accepting the person that God mad you inside. The pope is not a good catholic, he is stuck in a time long since past probably far happier when Vatican power was near absolute. You reading this, thinking for yourself and filled with the true nature of God are good catholic.

Maybe its time for the true catholics to take a page out of the conservative anglicans and divorce themselves from this twisted reflection of christianity that the Vatican espouses….I’m not catholic, i’m not even christian, and I find it difficult to understand that. I don’t want to insult your faith or disrespect your beliefs, but you cannot be silent within the catholic church while these travesties continue against LGBTQA people.

Quick Update – The pope spills bile for February

The old twisted man of the vatican comes out in the sunlight, and on form, says “the family” (as he believes it, straight, preferably white, and definitely uncontrolled numbers of children) should be respected and any attempt to challenge christian values should be stopped.

Pope’s Feb Prayers from the Vatican

Via NOM Blog….ever helpful with showing us where the bile is at 🙂