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By Jack Kelly
Last night, on Tuesday May 8th, 2012, the glorious people of North Carolina went to the polls and banned gay marriage. For some, actually to be more clear, less than or about half the country, most likely agree with the “forward” thinking people of North Carolina, while the other half, looks at each other and just shakes their head.
To be clear, I don’t want to throw gasoline on a very emotional issue and when I write or speak about such a contentious policy, I always try to understand why someone affirms an opposite opinion. Furthermore, I can understand why certain people are against gay marriage. Change itself is hard to accept and difficult to envision. For people who have spent their whole life with gay people living in the shadows, allowing marriage is just something to hard to accept. For some, it is religious reasons while others, it is legitimate bigotry. What I hope to accomplish here, is to try to demonstrate to those good intentioned people, who are against gay marriage that it is not bad or destructive for society.
In addition, I always attempt to move the needle in a forward direction with all issues, for the purpose of trying to give an alternative vision to those who disagree. So I shall do the same with this latest act of tyranny of the majority in the name of “marriage.”
First off, those who run around “defending marriage” have a lot of b@||$ considering, marriage has become a mockery in our public discourse. Recently, when Kim Kardashian and NBA Basketball (supposedly) player Kris Humphries got divorced, I tried to controvert to marriage proponents that if you really care about defending marriage, go protest the E Network, or the team for wherever Kris Humphries plays. As usual, the silence was deafening. I didn’t see one pastor, traditional Muslim or Christian preacher; disavow the mockery they made of “marriage.” ……READ MORE“