Reading news websites, both lefty and righty, one would think the nation’s most pressing issue is gay marriage.
News flash! Very few people are gay.* Nobody knows with certainty, but it appears to be about 2 percent, a minuscule proportion. However, many people think the number is considerably higher.
One reason people overestimate the percentage is that gays are numerous in the arts, and that includes Hollywood and television. One can hardly pass an evening before the tube these days without seeing men in liplocks.
It’s almost always men. Lesbians are less drawn to the arts, preferring police work, anger, establishing “Women’s Studies” propaganda cells in universities and, of course, applying to the Marine Corps OTS.
That this has become such a flaming issue, pun intended, reflects the success of gay activists who, decades ago, came storming out of the closet on the political-correctness battleship, all cannons blasting.
But, aside from gays and Bible-thumpers, few people care about this.
Here’s my take: Civil unions all around. Make it legit everywhere. Let them share medical decisions, inheritances, all that legal stuff. Why not?
Marriage no, even though I am hazy on the difference between civil unions and marriage. But don’t call it marriage because it stirs up the Bible-thumpers, and they play a vital social role, inculcating moral principles.
Yes, I am aware you disagree with those principles.
Adopting children no. Here’s another reason not to use the marriage word. Children want normal families. Any research worth spit shows children do best with a female mother and a male father, the old standbys.
It’s Mother Nature’s preferred lifestyle. Yes, I know you’re familiar with gay couples with adopted children, and they are all just as happy as apple pie.
I’ll mail you those kids’ therapy bills after they turn 21.
Incidentally, if gays can marry, why not brothers and sisters? Why not a man and two women? Why not a woman and her uncle? It’s a slippery slope.
And who are we to decide, to make judgments?
There are few people in the above categories, but there really aren’t all that many gays either. They are simply vocal, obfuscating their true total.
Gay marriage should be a side show under the national circus tent of problems due to their minute numbers. It’s not Page One news.
Let’s focus instead on really important issues. Iran with a nuclear weapon. Getting the capitalist economy back on track. Legalizing drugs and emptying prisons of harmless people. Cutting the horrendous government debt.
Lowering taxes. Axing most free rides. Legalizing assisted suicide. Keeping Mohammedans home on the sands of Arabia, not here. Letting 8-year-old boys look up girls’ skirts again without being arrested for sex crimes.
Firing that ding-a-ling in the Oval Office.
Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. We are way off course.
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* For simplicity, I use “gay” to include homosexuals of both sexes.
(Note: Here’s a Wiki article that also demonstrates how few people are actually gay. Head toward the bottom where it gets detailed.)