Two moons in your moccasins
- Re: “Gays don’t need to get married because they can’t have children.”
If the ability to reproduce is a core tenet of an acceptable marriage, then my marriage to Kat is unacceptable: we are unable to reproduce, and believe me, we did try. Does anyone believe that we should be forcibly divorced, or have our marriage annulled, because of this? Come on, speak up. Alternatively, should all couples who intend to get married be required to undergo fertility testing, with those who fail the testing prohibited from being married? …
Eric acknowledges what many “conservatives” refuse to: that the world is complex. That life is complex.
Life is neither white nor black. (And I’m not even referring to race here. Don’t get me started.) The many follies of humanity that they see are just as commonly expressed in ways that they find completely legitimate:
… if we’re going to talk about things that weaken marriage, I think we should look at the ease with which people get married and divorced in this country. That’s a far bigger threat to the sanctity of marriage than any number of gay marriages could ever be. Britney Spears got married for 55 hours. Apparently that’s more acceptable than a homosexual marriage because she was married to a man, even if for just over two days. Why would it be less acceptable if she were to marry a woman, and stay faithfully committed to that partner for the rest of her life?
I recall a book that I once read, that reminded us not to “judge a man until you’ve walked two moons in his moccasins.”  I’m glad Eric had the patience to voice his opinion and cite his experience; not the propaganda of the new religion.