Thursday, October 16, 2008

Objective video

Please watch the video to the end before forming an opinion. It shows why I originally felt torn on the whole "Why not live and let live" issue of traditional marriage vs. nontraditional marriage (especially starting at minute 1:14 of the video clip). It explains how I feel, that I can accept and enjoy friendship with a person without being asked to legally condone their lifestyle as though it were the same as a heterosexual couple.

It causes me great anxiety to even speak up on this subject. I keep writing and erasing words, thinking, no, that may appear judgmental, no, that may hurt feelings, no, that may come across wrong. I worry, worry, about how to word my feelings so that my pure intent is understood. I feel like no matter how I try to express myself, someone will find a way to use it against me or mock me because I didn't articulate well enough why this issue WILL have such far-reaching effects on society.

I love people. I always have, I always will. I love you no matter who you are or what type of person you are, what you believe or don't believe, how you live or don't live.

I also firmly believe families are the building block of society (society is based on families having and rearing children to lead society and keep it going), and children's optimal development comes from the different unique roles of both father and mother whenever possible. To legally say marriage between a same-sex couple is the same is to call one gender role or the other irrelevant. It is NOT a question of civil rights or intolerance--the above video points that out, and it's worth watching.

Also, I appreciated my friend Rebecca's thoughts on the matter, with one clarification that I added in the comments, to which she agreed. I like how she looked at the issue from four different viewpoints: scientist, citizen, christian, & adult human being.


Tesana said...

I really like that video.

Claudia said...

I hope you don't mind me leaving a comment. I found you through Daisies blog. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts so beautifully on the matter. I will share this with my family. Appreciate your choice of words.