Originally posted by bvb
Why is it that gays are not allowed to be married yet athiests and murderers are allowed to marry? It seems to me that Christians that condemn gay marriage need to explain why they are not marching in the streets against marriage of athiests and murderers as well.
You assume that gays are not allowed to marry merely because of us judgemental and close minded Christians. It is not merely a religious isuue. What you fail to recognize is, if you let gays marry what is next? Should polygomy be legalized? Should you be allowed to marry your dog? Then the government is then in a position to condon or condemn the union, whatever that may entail, with benefits and such. The more marriages they must recognize, the less money that comes into that government. I am all for benefits, after all we all like to have money, however, you need to set limits. If I were to marry every one in the country I now live in, it would propell the government closer to bankruptcy. Trust me, the government cares little about morality, it is more concerned with money. To legalize gay marriages would mean that less tax revenue would result for the government. It is not only government, however, that has a lot at stake. If big business has to begin to insure those you are married to as well, it will effect their bottom line. It may hamper the economy and reduce available jobs. I think this is the crux of the issue, but it will continue to get blamed on us Christians.
Just as a side note, if they did decide to allow gays to marry and give them benefits, I still don't think it should be called marriage. I think for clarification reasons they should distinguish between a union between a man and a woman and a union for those of the same sex. The term marriage should be left as it has always been, a union between a man and a woman. Perhaps the later union could be referred to as a civil union.