“Ages of experience have taught us that the commitment of a husband and a wife to love and to serve one another promotes the welfare of children and the stability of society,” Bush said in his Saturday radio address. “Marriage cannot be cut off from its cultural, religious and natural roots without weakening this good influence on society.” GW Bush
Hold the damn phone for just a minute, Mr. Boy King. Just how many “ages of experience” have you encountered personally? Me? I have personally encountered one very personal and magnificent “age of experience.” My particular “A.O.E.”, as I will refer to it here, has been from a standpoint of cultural, natural and religious roots as well.
I am neither an enemy of the left, nor a friend of the right. I am not gay, so I do not have a polarized view, nor am I clergy with an obligated perspective. I am rather a child of two loving children of God and America, heterosexual by contact, and one, later homosexual by context. So yes Dear Mr. President, I think I weigh in on this issue a bit more than you. Oh, and did I say that the afore-mentioned homo is an ordained Minister of the Methodist faith, and a very devout Christian?
To insinuate blindly, and ignorantly that my parents’ lack of fortitude in living out a lie by staying married in the eyes of God has left me without stability and/or welfare is an insult to me and the memory of the love that my folks have shared with me from day 1. The absolute commitment my parents showed in staying together until the last egg hatched and flew away from the nest attests to a stamina in proper beliefs and behavior, the likes of which you will never know.
The fact that my parents respectively have an amazing grasp on reality is an outstanding testament to a faith you only dream of. Furthermore, to even suggest that you can regulate whether or not a love can be shared is ludicrous! How is my mom’s second marriage to a man after divorce, any more moral than my dad’s true devotion to a mate who loves, cares and nurtures, and needs same as well?
All well and said, Dear Mr. President, when my dysfunctional, broken, morally bankrupt, shell of an excuse for a family gathers this December in mass for the holidays, I will remember to lead my dad, mom, her husband, his partner, in joining me and my four children from two marriages along with my wife, my ex and her lover and the rest of the Jordan Clan in a very somber prayerful moment for your drifting soul. Until then though, please leave my “A.O.E.” alone, and don’t even try to compare your silver spoon existence with the rest of us out here in reality land.