May 092012

Barack Obama supports same sex marriage.  Here is the article.  It’s big news and is, of course, scandalous.  Why in the world would anyone care about this issue?

Generally, those who are politically on the right somehow believe that if homosexuals are allowed to marry, that there children will be forced into some type of forced homosexual servitude.  Or maybe they think that a Seal Team is going to break down their door and force them to marry someone who is the same sex.

How many times has this conversation taken place with your spouse?  “Oh honey, I love you so much.  I am so glad we are married and share our lives.  It’s truly a blessing to be with you and to have the government approve of us being together.”  If you have ever had that type of exchange with your spouse then you are a total and complete loser.

At the core of the issue is our desire to force people to live like us, to be like us, to hold our values; and if they don’t, then we will have the government force them to accept our values.  The problem is that those values may not square very well with the life that, “they” want.  This is not to say that there are not limitations.  For example, no reasonable person, regardless of their political persuasion, would support marriage to children.  But, when it comes to consenting adults and what they do in private, and how they choose to live their lives, and the strides they make to be happy or to pursue happiness, government does not need to interfere…and neither should you.

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