Monday, July 20, 2009

More Q & A

Brent from Sonoma writes:

Q: What right do you have to say that gay people cannot be married and get the same benefits heterosexual couples receive from our so-called “Land of the Free?”

How dare you position yourself as a patriot, when in reality you’re a bigot who wants to play God and say we can’t legally get married?

What would you do if one of your children or grandchildren was gay? Would you deny them their rights then?

A: Brent, I was wondering when the guys and gals like you would come to life, so here’s the deal in a nutshell.

First, my “right”, like yours, is Constitutional, and I’m backed up by the great majority of Californians and Americans, if not San Franciscans in "Sodom By the Bay".

Next, our “Land of the Free” laws preclude same sex marriage.

Next, your “benefits” are the same as mine under my proposed “10% of everything/replacement of everything” 2-page tax code—no special tax advantage for heterosexual couples. Fair?

Next, what you and your mate do in private is none of my business, but you can’t get legally married. Unfair? If so, exactly why do you need to get married? For what purpose?

Next, I don’t have to “position” myself as a patriot—I am a patriot—in the true Jeffersonian mold, although my “peaceful revolution” calls for no bloodshed to accomplish the embedded truism our forefathers envisioned in 1787—one nation under God—not Mohammed; not Confucius; not Buddha—but Jesus Christ, His Son.

If you don’t like a Christian-dominated national ethos, you’re in the wrong country, because the great majority of your countrymen are European Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, or Jewish, and we all share “Old Testament”, and most of us “New Testament”, commandments which comprise our law of the land today. As my boyhood nannies Julia and Lucy Mae would say if they were still alive, homosexual marriage “ain’t fittin’, it just ain’t fittin.’”

Next, what would I do if any of my kids, grandkids, or great grandkids on the way was gay? Nothing, absolutely nothing, because amended laws (except for same sex marriage) would deny them no other “right”. They would select their companion as I did; buy a home as I did; prepare a will as I did; and would be no less loved and supported by me or their family. But they would never be permitted to marry or raise a family. Paziensa, I would say to myself, it’s God’s will, and as a somewhat errant Catholic I make it a practice to never argue with God, because my gay progenitor could become another Michelangelo Buonarotti.

Like Moses and the Hebrews of yore, we are today God’s “chosen people”, and like them, we have been endowed with the serious moral comportment that accompanies this Divine gift. Why us? Why not? If we Americans, comprising most of the planet’s cultures in a grand melting pot of humanity, cannot devise an idiot-proof peaceful 21st century, then who else will do the job? No one, because there is no there, there. Just you, me and our countrymen. The buck stops here, as Harry Truman so aptly put it, and the buck stops now, when as Harry rammed through the U.N. creation of the post-war state of Israel in 1948. Well, these 3 million folks on the Eastern shore of the Med have time again proven their chutzpah against 200 million surrounding Arabs, as we 3 million Colonial Americans had 3 centuries earlier against the 200 Man-O-War British fleet. Both battles were David vs. Goliath, and David won both battles, because that's the way God commanded it, and we should all make it a practice never to argue with God. His grand design for mankind is well beyond our comprehension today, but tomorrow is another day, and in the fullness of time, we will discover that there are billions of other "earths" like ours--some more advanced, and some far behind. We are not alone in His infinite array of universes--God does not waste space.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for tolerating us. Have you ever considered switching teams? You could lose a few lbs., but you're not unattractive!
    -The Gays