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Saturday, January 18, 2014
Thought for today
I've never been able to figure out the logic behind the claim that anyone else's marriage would influence any relationship other than their own. I've asked some Bible thumpers directly just how or why gays getting married would harm the institution of marriage in general, and they can never come up with a coherent answer. The usual response is some sputtering about God not liking it. How do they know? It's more like they don't like it and are using God as an excuse. After all, if we were to base all marriages on the Bible, we'd still be practicing polygamy, men would be keeping concubines or banging their wives' slaves, and fathers would be selling daughters in exchange for some livestock. Granted, there are days when someone offering a couple cows in exchange for a sullen teenager might look good, but even so . . . times have changed, marriage has changed, and life goes on.