Vent Tuesday - Gay Marriage

Jacob Isom

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Good Afternoon,

Glad to bring you another Vent Tuesday, and today we are going to address the topic of gay marriage. Ignoring it will not make it go away, it has now been legalized around the 50 states and I believe this goes along way to bringing us closer to equality. You can't speak of this being a just, free, equal country to live in when you are denying people the right to get married. We have always been a nation that is about rhetoric, we talk a good game but we never live up to what we say. Yes, we have made improvements but the major improvements that have come about because of social justice has always been forced, so let's not get it twisted.

I will not get into the religious aspect of why people feel it is not the proper thing to do to allow gays and lesbians to marry. I think organized religion has been bashed enough and no matter what is said people will cling to their centuries old text. I believe the issue is more political than anything, although religion and politics have been married for centuries, we do have this thing called separation of church and state. It is laughable at times because many politicians can't hide their religious stand on political issues. It is about power, it is about keeping status quo. Nothing will affect the lives of the millions of Americans if same sex couples get married. Now that is a fact that you can take to the bank.

Organized religion feels offended and attacked because they also feel as if they are losing power and the voice in the community. This just in! Organized religion has been lost its voice and has never really had the affect that it should had and would have like to have. The issue of same sex marriage isn't about what the bible says is right or wrong, its about power, control, resources, the dollar, dollar bill ya'll! Isn't this what life always boils down too? The issues may change but the role of religion and politics doesn't. People will always fight for the cause, for fairness, equality. The constitution says life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Do we not all have the right to those simple aspects of life? Ask yourself that question! I love each and every one of you! 

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