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I’d like to share with you a response I shared with some friends of Facebook about the recent North Carolina same sex Ruling. So you are not confused, when I talk about the Ten Commandments, it was in response to a friend’s rebuttal who supports the law and said my mention of approved marriage rules that defenders of marriage ignore today was because ideas like polygamy and only marrying a virgin were no longer applicable because Jesus negated Old Testament rules with his resurrection (not true). With that said, enjoy….
I’m just pointing out the all the irony of these laws.
For the people who hate government getting into people’s private lives through health care, it’s funny to watch them then turn around allow the power government to have control in enforcing who and whom can receive a sacrament (marriage is one of the sacraments). So is it cool for the government to decide who gets communion? Last rites? Who gets baptized? What if this in enforced over the will of local church? Because now it’s law and in the hands of legislators, not your priest, reverend or rabbi. My friends, that door is opened. Because you’ve clearly said it’s okay for government to meddle and regulate religious affairs of a particular group.
Oh and BTW, the Ten Commandments are Old Testament. Does that mean we don’t have to follow those either? For Christians, Jesus’ death redeemed the rules for the sacrifices people were making, like killing goats, by being the ultimate sacrifice himself.
And people who “defend marriage” yet liberally follow the rules for themselves but turn around and force other people, even people outside their own religion to follow rules that as heterosexuals, we are never in danger of breaking. To me, that’s a bit like people who cheer a war they say they believe in but when press show they wouldn’t go to fight it themselves. They have no real skin in the game. And it makes it a lot easier to be brave and strident.
And the weasel word is traditional marriage is “traditional” Because religious scholars people know that the bible doesn’t define marriage as a man and a woman. We’ve just being doing it that way. Hence the world “traditional.” So we’ve now enforced a way of marriage simply because that’s the way it’s been done for a long time. You know, like slavery.
And keep in mind that in the case of North Carolina, the only other time they amended their constitution was to ban interracial marriages. And now same sex marriages are banned. Both at the time of their passage were seen as offensive and not right.
This is not about religious freedom. But the freedom to be separated for those things that offend us. A bit like the Jim Crow laws. Everything is equal and fine if you live your life my way. Is that the opposite of freedom?
I usually don’t rant. I think I’m doing it calmly and intelligently. But this is one of those issues that, 20 years from now, the same kind of people who put miscegenation laws of the books will simply pass from this world and be replaced by those who aren’t afraid. Because this isn’t about enforcing morals, otherwise ALL the rules of marriage would be enforced and defended. This is about legislated protection from fear. And as a person who was fortunate enough to miss most of the time people were enslaved and then had separate rules less than 50 years ago simply because some other group’s preferences (some of them like Mormon, religious based), I just want to be on the record for saying that.
And now I’m going to let my good friend Jesus, take us out of here.
“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.”
Okay. Now I’ve said everything.