Midnight Rantings

Tired rantings in a tired world.

Thursday, February 26, 2004

Is This Really a War?

In the sixties one of the slogans was "what if someone gave a war and no one came?" It seems that we are supposedly in a cultural war. This by Andrew Sullivan seems to suggest that President Bush has declared war on gays. Not so. Who started the debate? Who started the "civil disobedience"? In fact the homosexual community is one of the better organized groups in the country. How else can a segment of the population that is less than 10% of the population get so much press? Debates are started about the "Homosexual Agenda." By making a mountain out of a molehill, Sullivan and his ilk have done themselves a grave disservice.

Instead of debating the merits of gay marriage, we should be debating why the government has been allowed to regulate it. A relationship between consenting adults should not be regulated by the government. That is the Libertarian point of view, and it makes sense on the surface. The problem is not homosexual marriage per se, but homosexual adoption. I do not agree with homosexual adoption any more than single parent households. A village cannot raise a child. It takes two parents of two different sexes. A father brings a different perspective to child rearing than a mother. I am sure that homosexuals couples want to raise children well. However, a person, who cannot speak for himself, is involved, and I am not willing to take that chance. This, to me, is the hole in the Libertarian case and should be the focus of debate.

Back on topic. Are we dealing with discrimination issues? We are dealing with a small segment of the population wanting to change the face of American society. They are choosing to circumvent the law. Unlike racial discrimination, there are no laws that do not let gays have access to education, drinking fountains, etc. Gays are not forced to sit in the back of the bus. Anyone equating gay marriage issue with racial equality is cheapening the struggle of civil rights people. They say they want the same status as heterosexual couples. Why? Marriage is a contract. If homosexuals really wanted the same statues, then they would need to draw up a contract.

The homosexual community will further alienate much of the population. They will have to resort to the courts, because there is no way legistlation in this country will allow them to be married. If the homosexuals had been willing to be a little more patient, I believe they could have gotten what they wanted. Most of us are a little tired of gay issue being shoved down our throats. I am tired of TV shows having to write in a gay character. Who cares??!!?? This "war" as Sullivan talks about will cause a further division in this country. The "blowback" could be detrimental to Sullivan's group more than he thinks.