I'm going to say it: I am so sick of all this gay marriage nonsense! In fact, I am sick of marriage in general!
Now before you get offended and pull out your lynching rope, hear me out. I strongly believe all people regardless of race, gender, or sexuality should have the same rights. There is no doubt in my mind that there should be equality for all.
I am a Christian. I have also long been a supporter of gay marriage. But I am not a supporter anymore. In fact, I am not a supporter of any governmental union that is called marriage.
Marriage is a religious word. And, from what I remember, in this country there is supposed to be separation between church and state. Correct me if I’m wrong, but doesn’t this mean that religion should not influence our laws?
If marriage is a religious term, why does government control it? “By the power vested in me” should mean God and should not be followed with “and the state of (insert the name of your state here).” The state should have nothing to do with religious affairs. God should not be part of government and government should not be part of God.
For everyone out there who has supported the idea of eliminating marriage in a governmental sense, I am now on your team. As a Christian, I do believe marriage should exist, but I believe it should exist on a religious level, not on a governmental one.
I have a challenge for our lawmakers. It is simple. Do away with marriage. If you want to recognize unions between people, do it in a way that encompasses all citizens of this great nation. Come up with a term that allows for equal unions between anyone who chooses to spend their lives together, be it man and woman, man and man, or woman and woman. If this term is civil union, great. If you want to come up with something else, fine by me. Just give us all equal rights and do it without a religious undertone.