Sunday, November 09, 2008

Gay Marriage And Mormon Magic Underpants--

AS is well known by now, Proposition 8 passed in California banning gay men and women from getting married. Having never been married myself, I can't say I understand the strong need to tie the knot with someone of either sex, (at least legally and under the authority of the state), but I can say that if you are so inclined, be my guest ...

Straight or gay.

What troubles me most about Prop 8 passing is that it was in California. My beloved California. The state that always stood out in its progressive attitudes toward differences in lifestyles. The place where hippies and gays both flocked for decades to flee their oppressive neighborhoods and families. One of the most dynamic economies in the world...

That California.

At least- in spite of the money and efforts spent by those in favor of bigotry and legislating morality- it wasn't completely one-sided. It looks like about 3/7th of those that voted were open-minded and in favor of following along with the premise that all are to be treated equally under the law.

Yet out of those that were against the measure, I wonder how many thought about the obvious question as to whether a state had a right to control marriage at all? Is a state governent there to provide services, or dictate morality differences, where those differences do not harm anyone and fall under personal choice?

And to those who voted to repress rights to a minority group, I wonder if they agree that opressing minority behavior is the purview of the state? What happens when the state is used to oppress their particular views? Is 51 % enough to keep you from living your life the way you choose?

Where I lived in California, the very idea of tolerating others led others to be tolerant of me. I live in a tolerant part of Oregon now. I suppose I couldn't live any other way.

And once again religion rears its ugly head and demonstrates itself to be an effective social manipulator, in spite of the claims by the religious that religion is nothing but a positive influence. Catholics voted in large numbers to oppress gays because their book told them to. Mormons came out of far-away suburbs and invested heavily (more than 15 million dollars) to help keep gay men and women from being treated equally under the law.

The Mormons... from another state... came to California with tax-free money and influenced California's election process...

The mind boggles...

These are the magic underpants people. The folks who believe things that no sane person could possibly believe. These are the craziest of the crazy religionists, and they are forking over millions to oppress Californians who happen to be gay.

I really do not like these people.

So to show my contempt for their bigotry and crazy, bigotted thinking, I am trying to get a hold of some of their magic underpants. I want to wear a pair for a week, riding my bike in them, hiking in them, sweating down my back and trickling sweat through the crack section of them.

I want to wear a pair of Mormon magical underpants and leave a streak of my good fortune in them.

And then give them back.


meno said...

Love that video.

I dunno if the Mormons are the craziest, what about them Scientologists?

Mushy said...

Holy pun intended! You are hilarious!

I've done some crazy things, including leaving skid marks in my drawers, but I've never took a photo and posted it!


Cheesy said...

What ever happened to the separation of church and state?? Just when this country is looking like it will embrace acceptance... this happens.. shit~ Ya I said shit... just like in your magic underpants lol... goofball~

Sweeti said...

OK I'm grossed out, Ewwwww.

Jeannie said...

Frankly, I think legal marriage may be past it's best by date anyway. I think people should be able to sign short term (say one year at a time) agreements to live together as family and enjoy the benefits thereof if there are any to be had and sex should have nothing to do with it.
For instance, let's say my sister and I find ourselves single and we decide to live together to decrease expenses for both of us. Let's say she has benefits at work but I don't - why shouldn't she be able to share with me, her sister? Yet, she can't, even though we are family. It's stupid. "Legalizing" a marriage just means you need to get lawyers involved to dissolve it.

kario said...

I'm with you - none of the government's business and soo disappointed in the fact that enough Californians could be swayed by enough cashola to change this law.

Not that I think this argument is over by a long shot....

And, uh, give the camera a break, wouldja? Ick!