Mormooni kirjoitti homoavioliitoista

Ja minusta tuli miehen suuri fani. Mormooni Robert Kirby on saanut palautetta vuosien takaisesta kirjoituksesta, jossa hän ilmoitti kantansa homoavioliittoihin: Häntä ei kiinnosta. Tuoreen palautteen perusteella Kirbyä ei pidetä kunnon mormoonina. Hänen olisi pitänyt tukea Proposition 8-lakia (=hintit ei saa mennä naimisiin, kuten kansan parissa sanotaan) täysillä. Mormoonikirkko laittoi yli 20 miljoonaa dollaria Prop 8:in tukemiiseen Kaliforniassa. Eli neljännes homoavioliiton vastustamiseen laitetuista rahoista tuli mormooneilta. Tässä pieni näyte Kirbyn saamasta palautteesta:

"Are you a member or not? Do you want gays to get married in the temple? Please follow the brotheren's [sic] council [sic] on Proposition 8. This is a important gospel principal [sic]." G., e-mail.

"No unclean thing can enter the house of the Lord. Gays are unclean because of the Scriptures. You have to be hot or cold about it or the Lord will spat you out." T., e-mail.

"Were you listening in church when the letter was read from the First Presidency about supporting proposition eight?" R.Y., e-mail.

"Get with Prop 8 or your [sic] a homo." Anonymous

Ja tässä Kirbyn mahtava vastaus.

Hard as it is to counter such brilliant logic, my position hasn't changed. The only serious concern I have about gays getting married is that they'll register someplace pricey.
The church is serious about the sanctity of marriage. I get that. But aren't more potentially "dangerous" marriages already being performed out there?
For example, I hear in church all the time about marriage being ordained of God. But I also hear about how the glory of God is intelligence.
Shouldn't it be against the law for stupid people to get married? What's more harmful to society - two well-dressed men getting married and settling down, or two idiots tying the knot and cranking out any number of additional idiots?

Kirbyllä on painavaa asiaa. Hän on myös pohtinut avioliiton nykyisiä vaatimuksia:

You should have to pass a harder test to get married than the one we currently have. Essentially, there are but two questions: "How old are you?" and "Is that your sister?" Hell, you could pass this test just by guessing.
There are drawbacks. Most people get married when hormones and youth make them about as dumb as they'll ever be. So, even a relatively easy test would by default raise the age limit to about 40.
With an increased marriage age limit, there would be fewer births. Genealogy would become easier to do. With fewer births, there would be fewer children born gay. Hey, isn't that what Heavenly Father would want?

En olisi uskonut, että olen mormoonin kanssa samaa mieltä avioliitosta.

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