So, in case you’ve been living under a rock, or just away from the news/internet/public world… Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Gay marriage was a right and states can no longer deny same-sex marriage. This upsets me, but before you get out your pitchforks, hear me out.
The U.S. Declaration of Independence clearly states:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.”
Before I continue, let me give you some background information. I, was raised in a strict Christian household. As I’m older, however, I’ve noticed that I was incredibly lucky to be raised in a home AND church that taught us to love everyone. I am always shocked and amazed at what other churches, and “Christians” say and how they react… or even treat people who are different than they are.
I think yesterday’s ruling is absolutely ridiculous because it shouldn’t have been illegal in the first place. The Bible teaches us to “Love thy neighbor” and that it is not our place to judge anyone. All sins are equal. So for those of you trying to use the bible as an excuse to not let others be happy, you don’t have a leg to stand on. You’re incredibly insensitive to the feelings of others, and your “sins” are just as bad as the “sins” you so rudely judge.
Next, back to the Declaration of Independance. “…All men are created equal…” and “that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” To me, this reads, as though we should have NEVER been able to tell two people they cannot marry. I’m a big believer of if it makes you happy and doesn’t actually harm anyone else (IE robbery, murder, rape…) then go right on ahead. I think it is absolutely outrageous that certain parts of our government ignored the declaration of independence, AND tried to prevent couples from being able to be married.
Congratulations to everyone who got married yesterday, or that can now be with the one they love, legally and equally.