Just to reiterate…
Didn’t we flee from tyranny?
Fight to be free?
Escape the persecution
of religion and kings?
For freedom to practice
and live as we want,
discover new frontiers,
make a fresh start.
Yet, one voice continues
to be heard above all others.
Condemning those who they fear.
Matching brother against brother.
Judging each other
in the name of their father.
Claiming to be righteous
yet, casting the stones.
Shattering the pursuit of happiness.
Pretending to know
what is and what should be,
what’s best for us all.
Trying to save what’s held sacred
then making that law.
But, we are a country of minorities
who have sought to be free,
fought for our rights,
stood up for what we believe.
And every so often the vision
is blurred by a few
and we forget the hardships
that some of us have had to endure
lose sight of that freedom
becoming too complacent
and give up those rights
out of fear, for protection.
Of all the things we need to defend,
does marriage need saving?
Be kept for a woman and man?
This sacred institute
riddled by divorce
yet two men getting married,
that will ruin mankind?
That’s where god draws the line?
The fact is “til death do us part”
now only lasts a few days
only allowed to heterosexuals
not dependent on faith.
For, if a christian marries sikh,
budhist marries jew,
which god is it
that shares this view?
That sees same sex marriage as a disgrace
and deems it unworthy to be recognized by this state?
Maybe it’s any god, just as long as there’s one present
although, no wait…
an atheist man can marry an atheist woman.
What then is the hold up?
How is this view point less radical than mine?
Don’t we have justices of the peace?
Surely their not there just to save money and time.
Do we really need to wait for the church doctrine to make an amendment?
Or can we let each church decide what’s right for its own congregation?
(without declaring or dictating what I’m allowed to do)
I’m a citizen,
I pay taxes,
I’ve paid my dues!
How has this fight been taken out of our hands?
How is it we are still having this fight?
Jefferson already stated clearly
majority rule, minority rights!
So why is this decision allowed to be made
by those committing the oppression;
those who in the name of a christian god
refuse to show love and compassion?
Instead of getting distracted
by an abusive, petty bully
let’s fight for freedom,
realize we don’t have to agree!
Fight fire with fire!
Not forget the constitution!
Acknowledge not everyone is christian
and neither is every marriage!
It’s time we made that distinction!
Argue the points that truly matter.
Not waste time getting chick-fil-a to agree!
Who cares what they think?
Their allowed their freedom of speech
marriage is social contract
hell, Utah legalized polygamy
it’s a proclamation recognized by the state.
The protestant christian religions do not own a monopoly.
Our founders were smart.
We have separation of church and state for a reason!
We are allowed to disagree
that’s the true beauty of freedom.
Everyone is allowed their personal opinion
that is why we have freedom of speech!
If you don’t like, don’t get one! But don’t deny me.
What are the lessons you are trying to teach?
That we should hate each other?
That we should condemn what’s different?
Refuse other people’s beliefs and freedoms,
since they aren’t going to go to heaven?
Again, that is opinion;
that is a belief requiring faith
and for this particular discussion
it simply has no place.
I do not believe the same as you
yet your making me live by those rules.
I am a free man and therefore,
I should be able to marry who I choose.
Let the church fight their own internal battles
why are we still waiting for permission?
We should be calling a spade a spade
and recognizing oppression as oppression!