The problem with the majority of people in this world, is that they are stupid.
Yep, I'm in one of those moods.
People, are inherently stupid, stubborn, and not willing to change their minds once they've put their ego out there with their beliefs. It's like changing your mind and evolving your views based on evidence is weak. Guess what, it's not.
Recently here in Australia our former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd recently made a public announcement that he had changed his views on gay marriage to coincide with the non-homophobic, morally correct view. This is in contrast to his political party's view on gay marriage. Reading through the comments of article he released on his public blog about his change of stance (I know, great place to look for a reasonable discussion), I found that there are a large number of people who are really stupid.
Now I'm going to tackle some of the most common and apparently most perplexing arguments against gay marriage.
1) Marriage is a sacred Christian practice and redefining it impinges on Christian freedom.
First of all, Christians didn't invent marriage, so you don't own in; however this is irrelevant. The day that secular governments (Governments that constitutionally recognize the importance and freedom of separation of church and state) adopted legal ramifications as a consequence for marriage, religion is immediately forfeited from getting a say in what is done with the "institution of marriage".
More so, Christians can still conduct their homophobic marriages, no one is forcing specific pastors or churches to endorse a ceremony. 70% of marriages in Australia over the last ten years have been conducted by non-religious affiliated celebrants. So gay's can still marry, and Jesus can keep hating fags.
2) This country was founded on Christian values, that means one man and one woman in marriage.
You know what else this country was founded on? Killing Aboriginals. You know what else America was founded on? Slavery.
Things change, for the better. Get the fuck over it.
3) If we allow gay marriage, what next? People will want to start marrying their dogs!
The reason people are not or never will be allowed to marry their dogs, or any other animal for that matter, is that a dog can not give consent to be married. However, two grown men or women can both consent for a willing marriage. So you can be sure that there won't be any marriage between adults and animals, or adults and children any time ever, because both parties have to give consent, and children and animals can't do that.
So there you go. Please share this article with your ignorant/retarded relatives or acquaintances, so that they can understand why they are wrong, and homosexual marriage is the future, whether they like it or not.