Hey Dude, Don't Use That Doormat!

"A strong America must...value the institution of marriage," Bush said. "I believe we should respect individuals as we take a principled stand for one of the most fundamental, enduring institutions of our civilization." Enduring? Maybe. But coming from an anthropological standpoint, that's debatable. However, the sanctity of marriage that he is so intent on preserving has actually been in question for quite some time now.

I was curious to see why President Bush believes that gay couples are a threat to such an institution. As I searched the leading causes of the unsanctimonious disintegration of marriage, I found sites (many of them religiously based) that offered a variety of explanations. Curiously, gay marriage was not one of those reasons...

Oddly enough, I did find the following statistics: America is hovering at around a 50% divorce rate. Now I'm no Harvard MBA, but that seems pretty substantial! Could divorce actually be the proverbial wolf in gay couple's clothing? Oh, and last time I checked, "God hates divorce" (Mal.2:16). So now we're onto something.

"If we are to prevent the meaning of marriage from changing forever, we must enact a constitutional amendment in America," Bush said. I feel ya bro! So I'm gonna suggest the following. Propose an amendment to outlaw divorce! That'll protect the sanctity of marriage! Wow, it really is that simple.

Seriously though, this issue is call for alarm. Cheryl Jacques, president of the Human Rights Campaign, a gay rights group, said: "Constitutional amendments have historically served to expand liberty and equality. This amendment would be the first to reinstate discrimination in our Constitution." It's also very disturbing that the President is using the Constitution as a doormat for his campaign headquarters. It's time to make a stand, it's time to be angry about the course of our country.

I leave you with the following:
"When Hitler attacked the Jews I was not a Jew, therefore I was not concerned. And when Hitler attacked the Catholics, I was not a Catholic, and therefore, I was not concerned. And when Hitler attacked the unions and the industrialists, I was not a member of the unions and I was not concerned. Then Hitler attacked me and the Protestant church - and there was nobody left to be concerned."
--Pastor Martin Niemoller

This is our cue folks, it's time to be concerned.