I ran across this video and it hit kind of close to home for me. We live in a fairly conservative community and unfortunately a lot of people are ignorant. (not because they are conservative, but because they are just ignorant) Anyways, last night my wife came home from work (she is a high school teacher) upset because a situation going on at her school.
A group of students organized a club called the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA). Unfortunately, the principal didn’t approve and attempted to disband the group. Long story short lawyers were involved and the result was that all clubs with “philosophical beliefs” including groups like Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Young Republicans, Young Democrats, etc. can no longer receive funding or teacher support. The Principal’s ignorant actions really just hurt EVERYONE. Most of these organization will probably dissolve without funding and proper leadership.
This video is a joke. Michele Bachmann claims to be an advocate for “civil liberties”? I almost laughed out loud – nothing she supports is in support of civil liberties! (re: Bachmann supports Patriot Act, Bachmann on US citizen’s Assassination) Also, what kind of walk around answer is she giving here? She supports the law, but not Gay rights? She surely isn’t against supporting laws to “protect us from terrorist”. I digress.
Some people disagree with gay marriages on principal due to religious or philosophical beliefs, but that shouldn’t matter when it comes to the law. Christians, Muslims, and other believe it is a sin, thus the do not support it. However, this too doesn’t matter. We have seperation of church and state. If the religious want to “not support” anything that is against their religion then technically they shouldn’t support alcohol, gambling, war, or even other religions – but no one is encouraging that.
Realistically, private relationships should be protected as a civil right. If to adults want to get married, so be it. Forty years ago people probably wanted to ban interracial marriages too – but times change.
In the meantime – listen to this great Englishman rant on the government.