The Year of Moving Forward

The Year of Moving Forward
At our 4 person wedding reception in DC

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

All power has been bestowed upon us

All power has been bestowed upon the gay community.

I have written before about the Gay Mafia. The mafia does not equal power, but does have the ability to get things done. The same goes for the Gay Mafia.

No, this is real power, bestowed upon us by the Pope.

Speaking of marriage, and specifically same sex marriage, he said, "This is not a simple social convention, but rather the fundamental cell of every society. Consequently, policies which undermine the family threaten human dignity and the future of humanity itself."

Even though no one has come up with a reason that the marriage of two men (or two women) harms their (not so traditional) opposite sex marriage, now we all must fear the destruction of our species because across the world marriage equality is progressing. Forget climate change, nukes, and emerging diseases, queers are getting married!

The Pope is not the first to make this declaration. Pat Robertson said that marriage equality in New York will "destroy America." Not quite the demise of humanity, but still pretty severe. Click here to read how several marriage equality opponents reacted to the decision in New York to allow men to marry men and women to marry women.

The gay community needs to take this information seriously. We should wisely use our power to make this a better world. Any time two people fall in love and cement their feelings with the bonds of matrimony, it makes the world a better place. 

Maybe the Pope was speaking of humanity as we know it today; humanity that considers our very being a sin, as proclaimed by University of Alabama history professor Larry Clayton in an editorial printed in the Tuscaloosa News. That type of humanity is certainly threatened as more people come to the realization that gay folk are just like straight folk and that our founding documents afford us "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness," including the right to share our lives fully with the person we love.

Religious bigotry is so yesterday. But the Catholic Church has never been on the front line of progress. Let's hope the Catholic masses (of people) in our country disregard this hurtful language and instead embrace their LGBT neighbors and family members with full acceptance.

Enjoy Florence and the Machine, "You Got the Love."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You know after reading Mr. (I can hardly call him professor after reading such a poorly argued opinion piece) Clayton I am having trouble deciding whether he is so far in the closet he is part of the woodwork or extremely envious of those with Ivy League educations or both. Probably both.