It seems as if it was the late Paul Harvey who referred to humorous or witty sayings stuck on the rears of cars as “bumper snickers”. One caught my attention today and reminded me of the comment from “Per Paul of Tarsus”. It read:
Not everything popular is right, and Not everything right is popular.
One only needs to look at the various agendas around the country to know just how true this is. I was disappointed (but not surprised) to read that Governor David Patterson (NY) was trying to further the same-sex marriage agenda in the Empire State. It is a popular agenda in state after state but I have to wonder whether the proponents are truly seeking to right what they see as an injustice, or simply attempting to ingratiate themselves to the gay and lesbian community.
Better still, with all of the woes facing the State of New York, why does Governor Patterson not have more important agenda items than whether same-sex individuals can obtain a state license to continue doing what they’re likely to do regardless, but would be able to do more profitably, comfortably, openly, and less shamefully if the bill passes?
Maybe he sees it as an economic stimulus matter—to attract more GLBT talent to NY! Or to allow a surviving partner the financial assistance that comes when a “spouse” passes away. Or it could be that the state really wants to pass along the “wedding tax benefit” to these couples. (But not to cohabitating heterosexuals???)
Sorry, I just can’t see the benefit beyond political gain.
This is one of those instances where that bumper sticker applies—gay rights may be popular but it doesn’t make it right. Popular? Sure, just turn on your TV, cable or not, and watch a few shows. I’m talking about Disney Channel, Fox, and the like, not just HBO, ShoTime, or the premium channels.
And what is right is not popular. Those who support what is right are labeled homophobes.
What the supporting masses fail to realize or want to accept is that this is just one more step in the descent down that slippery slope of Mt Anything Goes.
And for the record, NO!, this is not the same issue as inter-racial marriage, which is only a matter of pigmentation, features, etc. The human species is male and female and variations in physical traits such as hair, skin, features, etc., will occur even within the same race. The issue on mixing races is one of fear, tradition, superiority complex, ignorance, or a combination of all four.
Physiologically, everything is relatively the same within the respective anatomies regardless of race. Reproductively, male/female is how the human species is designed to exist and pro-generate. Without the intervention of man through science and medicine, it doesn’t work all that well to try it differently. Without being indelicate, the GLBT way is generally non-productive in any way other than sexual gratification.
http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/04/07/dc.marriage/index.html (Washington DC)