Senator Jason Rapert of Arkansas has proposed a bill stating that marriage should only cover unions between a man and a woman. The Senator said:
“It is not bigoted to say that marriage is between a man and a woman.”
The republican evangelist is saying that he believes same-sex relationships should not be considered legally equal to heterosexual ones. If that is not bigoted then what is it?
On Valentine’s Day Rapert filed Senate Joint Resolution 7. This is a bill that says no other relationship, other than that of a man and a woman, can be used to define marriage. He actually wants to change the Constitution to protect what he calls ‘traditional’ marriage.
The controversial bill states:
“No other union shall be recognized with legal incidents thereof within the United States or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”
By saying gay people are not allowed to legally marry, he is basically telling human beings that they do not have the rights of full citizens.
It is blatant discrimination.
By denying a whole community the right to marry the person they love, he is saying gay people are not equal to heterosexual people.
One of the most outstanding parts of Obama’s legacy was his breakthrough with same sex rights. It was a significant moment in civil rights for this country and now people like Rapert are trying to have them undone.
It is difficult to understand why anyone would want to stop anyone else from being happy.
Why does what other people do even affect them? How is it hurting them?
If it is a matter of the belief that they really think God disapproves of homosexuality, then how about they let God deal with it?
A progressive Canadian Muslim, Irshad Manji, seems to be able to reconcile her faith with being gay. She says her God does not make mistakes so she does not worry about her sexuality being at odds with being a Muslim.
Think about it, would it be majestic and loving to stop people who love each other from getting married, or would that be petty?
It certainly brings a meme to mind:
Watch Jason Rapert in action:
Watch Irshad Manji:
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