Saturday, October 11, 2014

Same-Sex Marriage / Heterosexuals: Let’s Ditch Our Wedding Rings!

I don’t mean to be offensive or insensitive, as some will almost certainly infer; but I don’t particularly like the way that ‘gay marriage’ has been foisted upon the public.  The Courts have, again, gone off on one of their social-engineering tangents; which is, of course, in the best interests of all of us in the public who they (the Judges) believe are generally pretty bigoted and kind of ignorant.  They know best; at least they believe they know best – which is all that counts.

I hold no ill-will towards homosexuals.  I think they deserve equal rights.  But, quite frankly, I don’t believe the homosexual community is, or will be, content with so called equal rights.  I think gay marriage is more like laying the groundwork for ‘minority status,’ as is now applied to racial minorities and, in some instances, females.  Society is already leaning heavily in that direction on behalf of homosexuals and transsexuals.  ‘Hate crimes,’ new hiring practices and other legislation often pertains specifically to protections now guaranteed to homosexuals – many in the name of the apparently innocuous concept ‘diversity.’  Caucasian (non-Hispanic), 'straight' males should be prepared to get up off their flabby, white butts and move to the back of the bus.

It was interesting to note that the media has cited that approximately 60% of Americans favor or have no objection to ‘gay marriage.’  That may be true – depending upon how the question was worded.  But, when 80 to 90% of Americans could not name the three branches of the Federal Government, the above referenced poll gives small comfort to whether or not the public really understands the implications of ‘gay marriage.’

And, homosexuals, when they do marry (and this is largely the fault of the media and its coverage) don’t seem to want to ease through the door, and let the rest of us get used to the idea, they want to break down the door and usurp all the widely practiced customs and traditions of heterosexual marriage – kind of in your face, a get-used-to-it tactic.

A couple weeks back, a male television actor was being interviewed and he referred to his partner as his husband.  Does that bother anyone else – just me?  Am I the only one who is just a bit taken-aback by such comments?  Many would say, this is the new ‘normal.’  Well, the previous ‘normal’ was in place for hundreds, if not thousands of years, so this might take me a little time.

I think we heterosexuals should organize a silent protest.  What do I have in mind?  Well, if homosexuals want all the cultural trappings of married life – so be it.  We need to be respectful and tolerant, but we don’t have to completely go along.  I suggest we ditch wedding rings and terminology like wife and husband.  How about using the term ‘partner?’  Gays previously used the term, but they won’t need it anymore.  Regarding wedding and engagement rings, take them off, put them on a chain, and keep them close to your heart where they actually belong.  And, heterosexuals, if it’s really, really important that you publicly advertise the fact that you’re married, how about getting a tattoo?

PS:  Photo is compliments of Al Jazeera.  OMG

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