Monday, June 29, 2015

Communi-phobia

As I continue to walk my own fine line not fighting for or against same-sex marriage. Most of the criticism I have received is from those on the "against" side who seem to use the teachings of the Prophets to condemn me for "not hating gays enough." I don't think that's the message of the Prophets at all.

Anyhoo, I thought I would like to note that there are a lot of messages popping up on the internets linking Gay Marriage to Communism. Even on claimed LDS affiliated sites. Yep, more evidence of the paranoid style in American politics.

I thought of linking them, but I don't want to encourage them. So you're free to find them on your own.

I think LDS leaders eventually are going to take care of this just fine. Of course we have strong religious beliefs in our own practices, but we should be able to deal with legal same-sex marriage under the civil law.

What bothers me most is the wacky Libertarian approach - even in the Utah State Legislature - that reasons if civil law allows same-sex marriage, then let's do away with civil marriage entirely and stick to religious marriage where we still have First Amendment protections. Absolutely bonkers! The reason why we have civil marriage in the first place is to protect us from the abuses of ecclesiastical courts deciding significant aspects of our lives as they did historically. And religious enforcement was not always pretty. Anybody remember the Spanish Inquisition? I know that no one expects it, but that's exactly the sort of thing that happens when you leave churches in charge. Don't buy this foolishness! (By the way, Libertas and other "institutes" mainly want to huckster you into buying their books so it's just one more Utah racket for the gullible.)

I've been advised for my own good not to blog on political issues. It boils the blood too much and I do go bonkers.

I'll just leave it here for now.

Peace out!


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