How to not argue against gay marriage

Why actor Kirk Cameron and Cardinal Keith O'Brien argue against gay marriage

How to not argue against gay marriage
09 March 2012

Everyone has an opinion on gay marriage, with sadly a minority of them being overwhelmingly stupid.

It’s a fruitless exercise to argue about gay marriage, mainly because it is so shockingly simple.

A person of sound mind promises to be with another person of the same gender for the rest of their life. If they do so, they are promised all the legal rights from the state as their heterosexual peers.

Gay marriage won’t bring upon the apocalypse, it won’t make all heterosexual marriages null and void, and it certainly won’t redefine reality as we know it.

These are actual arguments some people are making, and it’s bizarre to the point of comic.

Cardinal Keith O’Brien, Scottish Roman Catholic church head and crazed bigot with a shiny hat, has compared gay marriage to legalising slavery.

Defending his comparison, he said: ‘I think it’s a very good example of what might happen in our own country if we go this way. I am simply handing on the teaching of the Christian church down through the years.’

‘The countries in which gay marriage is already legal are violating human rights,’ he added, saying those nations were ‘shaming themselves’.

Greg Jenner from the Huffington Post made a wonderful point; O’Brien is spectacularly damaging his own argument.

Jenner said: ‘What is acceptable practice in the Bible (slavery) is now deemed universally immoral, and therefore, what is immoral in the Bible (homosexuality), is also open to revisionist thinking.’

Euro MP and owner of a particularly offensive moustache Roger Helmer said: ‘If two men have a right to marry, how can we deny the same right to two siblings? Are we to authorise incest?’

How many relations do you see campaigning to get married?

Actor, director, and idiot Kirk Cameron has remarked homosexuality is ‘unnatural’, ‘detrimental’, and ‘ultimately destructive’.

Scientific reports have said homosexuality and particularly bisexuality is found in all species of animal across the planet – it’s homophobia that is unnatural.

On Gay Star News’ Facebook page, commenter David Holder-Twomlow said: ‘Kirk Cameron's freedom of speech also guarantees that we have the right to tell him what an obnoxious brainwashed bozo he is.’

Not everyone has lost their sense of reason, for example the recently appointed Dean of St Paul’s David Ison has come out in favour for gay marriage.

Ison said: ‘My own personal view is that we need to take seriously people’s desire for partnership and make sure that the virtues you see in married relationships are available to people who are gay.’

Of course, according to the Bible, being gay is an abomination.

In the Bible, you can also sell your daughter into slavery according to Exodus 21:7. Anyone playing sports or cooking bacon should probably look out, because Leviticus 11:7 says touching the skin of a dead pig makes one unclean. Exodus 35:2 also states anyone working on the Sabbath day should be put to death.

There are many more verses that prove morality is not fixed on biblical laws, and people should be free to make their own decisions. Many more countries and states each day are recognising this.

For some, marriage is in its final step to equality. Marriage used to mean the man owned a woman as property, a father ‘giving his daughter away’ to the man.

Laws also used to prevent people marrying someone of a different race, but the meaning of marriage has changed.

Sexism and racism have been removed from marriage, and now it’s time for homophobia.

 

HAVE YOUR SAY

MORE TOP STORIES

LGBTI films from 18 countries compete for biggest short film prize

LGBTI films from 18 countries compete for biggest short film prize

Finalists include a trans film by a 17-year-old, the youngest contestant ever
No thumbnail available
No thumbnail available

Elton John breaks Chinese censorship to honor Ai Weiwei at Beijing gig

Veteran performer dedicates show to dissident artist after meeting him in Beijing
No thumbnail available

Pro-gay diva A-Mei banned from performing Rainbow song

Decision hilariously mocked by satirists claiming Singaporean officials now think homosexuality can be spread through sound
No thumbnail available

Gay teen found murdered with neck broken in Brazil

Police are investigating whether the 18-year-old’s death was a homophobic hate crime
No thumbnail available

Chris Colfer: 'I'd love to do a Glee meets Downton special'

Glee star Chris Colfer on Downton Abbey, his teenage fans and writing The Land of Stories
No thumbnail available

Pat Robertson says "this homosexual thing" is because people have been abused

'They are heterosexual and they just need to come out of that'
No thumbnail available

Husband of veteran Canadian politician George Smitherman is found dead

Christopher Peloso had suffered from depression; he and Smitherman had three kids
No thumbnail available

Don’t miss Google’s secret Easter eggs for Pride

If you type in PRIDE, each letter in an individual column, then you get a special surprise
No thumbnail available

Ricky Martin and GLAAD critical of Univision report

Spanish-language story on ex-gay conversion therapy under fire