Sunday, February 06, 2005

Marriage Amendment Q & A

From the Wichita Eagle: "Common Questions, Answers on the Gay Marriage Issue."

A point I somewhat disagree with in this article is that this is purely an issue with "conservative Christians." While I'm delighted that those of us in that class are screaming bloody murder about it and raisin' a ruckus, we can't be the only group of people who have voted for these Marriage Amendments across the country. Even if 100% of evangelical "conservative" Christians showed up at the polls, it wouldn't equal 50% in most states. The fact that marriage is between a man and a woman is so obvious to so many people that it doesn't require them to be a Holy Ghost-filled believer to want to stand up and protect the definition of marriage.

You know the old adage about boiling frogs. If you throw a frog in a boiling pot of water, he'll jump right out...but if you put him in a pot of room-temp water and slowly turn the heat up, he'll get comfortable and acclamated and won't know he's boiled until it's too late. I think the homosexual rights crowd have been boiling frogs slowly for decades now...changing the meaning of "acceptance," "open mindedness," "tolerance," etc., while throwing funny homosexual characters on primetime TV to get us to realize their lifestyles are just as good as anyone else's. But then some judges in Massachusetts and a mayor in San Francisco decided to turn the knob all the way up to HIGH and the frogs really started jumping out of the pot. These activists have set their cause back at least a decade because they couldn't wait for us to come around to their worldview.

They're not done...not by a long shot. They'll turn the heat back down and a bunch of people will see that jacuzzi looking so comfy that they'll crawl back in the pot. Fortunately for us, by the time those frogs get boiled, we'll have a bunch of state constitutional amendments to protect our society from gay marriage--and maybe even a Federal one! The moment for action is now. Let's not get complacent!


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