Prop 8 Irony

In the greatest example of irony since McCain said, “In the 21st century, nations don’t invade other nations,” blacks, according to the LA Times, voted in favor of Proposition 8, which bans gay marriage in California, in a 2-1 ratio (for every person voting no, two voted yes).

I’m awestruck about how blatantly ironic and hypocritical this is. Everyone who voted for Prop 8 should be ashamed of themselves for denying gays the right to marry based on certain religious beliefs; whatever happened to the separation of Church and state?

Here’s the irony: the demographic that has campaigned the strongest for civil rights in the history of this country is the same one to deny it to another group, based on what their imaginary friend Dog says.

  1. I am a Mormon, and I advocate respect towards homosexuals. I mourn the hatred they face on a daily basis.

  2. I so agree, leap. It was a setback for California. We, in Arizona, passed a proposition that will AMEND our state CONSTITUTION to “Define marriage as between ONE man, and ONE woman.” (Well, I shouldn’t say we; I didn’t vote for it.) I was disappointed to read about both CA’s and AZ’s intolerance. I’m thinking of posting on this myself…but I don’t know if I have the heart for it. 😦

  3. thebeadden

    Politics has no place to tell people whom they can or can’t be with or who they can marry.

    The belief is a religious one and not everyone wants to believe a book that man wrote. Not every has to either.

    This is insane!

    What right do they have to interfere in any relationship between consenting adults? This really peeve’s me off.

    California should worry more about the alarming amount of it’s people living in tent cities and stay out of people’s bedrooms.

    Just goes to show you how warped they can be sometimes. (Most times…)

  4. thebeadden

    “not everyone has to either.” Sorry for the typo, Leap.

  5. All 3 of you: thanks for your comments dearly.

    Willard: Good to know that the religious are fighting the discrimination that arose from… religion. Alas, we need more forward thinking men in religion to purge their theology of hatred, though it’s an impossible goal.

    Muse: I understand your frustration. Luckily, I live in Massachusetts, which has now overtaken CA as the most liberal state in the union with CA passing Prop 8.

    Bead: Couldn’t have said it better myself.

  6. Ms. Ethridge makes an excellent, excellent point. She, too, understands that we cannot legislate religious morality (emphasis on the religious; legislating that, say, murder or manslaughter is illegal requires a moral decision, and is thus moral legislature) – that is the gravest mistake we can make in this country.

    To make religious morality law is to transform this country into a theocracy.

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