Amy... was just informed that my link to the "Don't Divorce Us" video was "has been reported as abusive by Facebook users." Reposting out of spite.For those of you unfamiliar with the video:
"Fidelity": Don't Divorce... from Courage Campaign on Vimeo.
I'm a little too angry to post much of anything in response to the "abuse" report, but suffice it to say I hold whomever took the time to report the video as "abuse" in utter contempt. It is one thing to be for Prop 8/against gay marriage--or even against homosexuality, if that's your thing--but to actively be such an ass about it is simply infuriating.
Just once, I want to hear a rational explanation for why legal rights should not be expanded to include long-term, committed, homosexual partners that has nothing to do with religion. But, more often, I see absurd instances like this--or worse. I cannot take an argument seriously if it is entirely divorced from reason and simply based upon "because it says so in Leviticus"--lest we revert back to its barbaric punishments and other proclamations. The law (the greater sense of Law, not this law) is not in place to enforce religious morality--it is there to protect individual rights. Two people entering into a mutual and legally enforceable contract is a fundamental right and tenet of our society should not be subject to majority whim because someone's interpretation of Christianity disapproves.
My more measured comments on gay marriage here and here.