On November 04 California will vote on Proposition 8. Prop 8 is know as The California Marriage Protection Act. If you picked up a ballot you would read Prop. 8 as “Eliminates Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry.” If passed it will eliminate the rights of same-sex couples to marry in the State of California as it denies them full inclusion into secular society.
I do not get the argument for it here. I support your rights to have freedom of religion as long as it does not impede the rights of others. Marriage is a secular and religious rite. As a secular institution marriage seeks to formalize and instruct the rights of the parties involved in the pact of marriage as a partnership. It is in no way a religious ceremony at that level. The religiosity portion arrives as the ceremony is blessed and recognized as legitimate in the eyes of a particular religious community.
In California those that argue a religious morality should not be allowed to fray the segregation of church and state. A vote for Prop. 8 is a vote to demolish the separation between church and state and a move towards a theocracy. A vote against Prop. 8 is a vote to keep the total rights of all citizens regardless of their political, religious, or other bend.
We claim provision from God only when it suits us. Jesus was not a politician. Jesus was a revolutionary. There is not map of organization of communities outside of utter service and what we would call socialism. I think we have it all wrong. Christians today are lazy, inconsistent, and lame. And we wonder where our relevancy has gone. Would you want to be a part of a community that preacher transformation and lived out exclusivity?
I do not. What about you?