I’ve very nearly lost all patience with the entire LGBT movement, that’s not to say I don’t sympathize with them; I just think they are barking up the wrong tree. It seems like every time I turn around someone, somewhere is yelling about “equal rights” like a Government anywhere in the world could give you “rights” equal or not.
Rights do not stem from a Government, privileges do. Rights come from God (or Nature, or Bob the Magic Cabbage if you wish) not from Governments. Since a Government is formed by the people it governs (yes even Monarchies at this point) how can it, a creation of the people, provide a “Right” to the people?
If a same sex couple wants to get married (in the traditional sense – Church) then find a church that will marry you. Governments can give out Civil Unions all they want and they can call them anything they want, but they aren’t a marriage, those are Church supplied only. Marriage is a Sacrament in a Church, like Baptisms, or Bar Mitzvahs, or the Hajj. Since none of that has anything to do with Governments, there must be a communications disconnect somewhere… I suspect it has to do with politics.
If what the LGBT movement wanted was the right to visit their partners in the Hospital, or be a beneficiary in an insurance policy, or anything of the like, we could, gay and straight together, work to make that happen with a minimum of fuss (except for Westborough Baptist, some folks you just can’t talk with).
What seems to be the agenda though is an erosion of civic mores, what LGBT is trying to accomplish has less to do with rights, and more to do with control. They want to direct the narrative, they want to make people believe what and whom they are, is natural and force acceptance for a life style that, while not Evil, is Selfish, and serves only the individual, and not the species
In the past, I have had several friends that belong to the LGBT community, and certain personality clashes aside, they were good and loving friends. Definitely people that should be allowed to make the same choices the “mainstream” population is allowed to make. However, I cannot be convinced that any behavior associated with the LGBT community is ‘Natural’. Should they be punished because they are “unnatural”, no, should they receive a special “Right” because of their physiology (or choice), no.
What needs to happen, and I suspect, would solve most of the divisiveness in this question at least, is we (Gay, Straight, Ambivalent, or just confused) need to push the Government out of our lives for the last time. Let the Government worry about foreign trade or policing the harbors, not who kisses whom or what people are up to in the privacy of their own homes.
Alistair Crowley is quoted as saying “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law” maybe that is just his fancy way of paraphrasing the Golden Rule; “Do unto other as you would have others do unto you”
If only we could convince our Representatives to follow it…