You can’t throw a stone at a right-leaning conservative website right now without someone posting: “Hey, Let’s Have Civil Unions For All!”
Fuck you! I was calling for Civil Unions back when I was still posting at RedState. I was ridiculed at the time (comments were removed when RedState went with Disqus) and dismissed. Who is dismissing who now, assholes?
I am sure there were other people calling for Civil Unions for all and to protect religious liberty, you guys are good in my book. The people who are just now waking up to the possibility after Obergefell, you can stuff it were your mother won’t even go. Here’s what I said back then that everyone ignored and is now scrambling to put out there:
Let me be brutally honest with you. Since Henry VIII got his hands on marriage, it hasn’t been the same. We all know the story. Henry didn’t get a son from his first wife and so he wanted a divorce. Rome at the time didn’t think that was a good enough reason and so did not oblige the King of England. So Henry threw a fit and cut off relations with Rome. He then set up the Church of England and made himself head of a religion, thus why we have separation of church and state here in America. However we made the same mistake of making what should be a religious institution, a state institution.
Henry VIII’s legacy is damning. Today, marriage has more to do with politicians and lawyers than your local clergy. Marriage has become a joke and vows are ignored. It’s bottom of the barrel nonsense and you know it. The state has taken something good and twisted it into something rotten. …
Again, I want to put out the idea of Civil Unions for everyone. If Marriage is religious institution, let’s give marriage back to church/temple/mosque and let them (have legal protection to) marry anyone they want. Let politicians and lawyers deal with Civil Unions and leave marriage a sacred religious institution. I want to make it clear that I don’t think people should stay married if they don’t love each other. I am saying that a priest is more willing to save a marriage than the government, because it is way to easy to get a divorce through the state. They don’t care if you stayed married, because lawyers make too much money on divorce and many politicians are lawyers. Give everyone Civil Unions and let’s be done with it.
If the gay community is still up in arms after getting the equal rights they have wanted, then they are just in it to annoy the religious right and we can call them on it.
But, whatever, Civil Unions are not going to happen now. These Liberal Fascists are not going to want to give up their advantage to wage war on Christianity and religion in general. Every church/temple/mosque will be forced to marry gay people or lose their tax-exempt status, you mark my words.
Update: It has begun. In fact, Mark Oppenheimer doesn’t hide the fact he wants the State to replace the Church:
Defenders of tax exemptions and deductions argues that if we got rid of them charitable giving would drop. It surely would, although how much, we can’t say. But of course government revenue would go up, and that money could be used to, say, house the homeless and feed the hungry. We’d have fewer church soup kitchens – but countries that truly care about poverty don’t rely on churches to run soup kitchens.
Whatever. We’re doomed.
Well, see ya’ later!