10 Reasons Why Gay Marriage Is

*Before reading this post, please be advised that it is intended to be sarcastic, intended to show how ridiculous the arguments against gay marriage are.  I do NOT believe or support the 10 listed reasons.*


1) Being gay is not natural.  It's a choice.  Marriage should not be allowed for people who make unnatural choices, like religious preference, hair color, and political affiliation.

2) Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.

3) Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior.  People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.

4) Straight marriage has been around a long time and hasn't changed at all.  Women are still property, blacks can't marry whites, and divorce is still illegal.

5) Straight marriage will be less meaningful if gay marriage were allowed.  The sanctity of Brittany Spears' 55-hour just-for-fun marriage would be destroyed.

6) Straight marriages are valid because they produce children.  Gay couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn't be allowed to marry because our orphanages aren't full yet, and the world needs more children.

7) Obviously gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.

8) Gay marriage is not supported by religion.  In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country.  That's why we have only one religion in America.

9) Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home.  That's why we, as a society, expressly forbid single parents to raise children.

10) Gay marriage will change the foundation of society.  We could never adapt to new social norms.  Just like we haven't adapted to cars, the service-sector economy, or longer life spans.

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49 Responses Apr 13, 2009

Very well written. Thank you.

THANK YOU! Loved reading this!

I am a Christian and I feel they have the right to choose to live together. However I also think it should be called something different from marriage. It is a bit different, why not accept that and give it a different name. I think thats what a lot of people get upset about is people cant accept that its the same but it dosn't have to be. <br />
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I don't look down on Gays. I feel Jesus dided for all of us to come to him as we are. We are all sinners and need Jesus and so many people think they are rigteous but to God none of us are perfect (all our righeousness are not good enough). Its in that relationship with the Holy Spirit when we accept his gift of relationship through Jesus Christ that makes us different and new. So many people don't understand that and will mock or look down on another not realizing some one else could do the same to them. <br />
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Through my relationship with Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit I learned first hand how much God loves me then he showed me the mercy he had for me. Then he showed me the mercy I was to give freely as I had recieved and to let others know my Jesus. So know this Jesus loves you all. The Holy Spirit is a personal relationship with God if you want it seek it out and he will give it to you. John 14:26 ish. There are many fruits of the Spirit. Love, joy, peace, wisdom, knowledge, to be had that comes through that relationship. May you too share that experience. <br />
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And may others know Real Christians don't hate Homosexuals. Neither does Jesus. He died for you all as much as anyone. The kingdom of God is at hand.

i totally get you and i agree!!!

I am gay. Does anyone hate me?

my post wasn't up but 10minutes.glad your following me.people change their hair color just like their sexuality.gays on tv,how you think they got there,equal rights lawsuits.you know who runs the IRS and P.O. and how that started.lawsuits for equal rights.volumes.its called respect.

**** off and message of hate huh.my point was missed by my morality views.i think all should see things at the right time in their life and make their own decisions up,i'm just expressing my belief that our kids are getting exposed to too much of sex,gay or straight,violence and drugs in their daily lives.tell me atheist and sleepless,if alot of politicians are corrupt should we then say, oh that is just their lifestyle and its ok to be one.if i tell my grandson about jesus but he grows up an atheist,its nothing,its his beliefs.same thing about sexuality.me,i don't hate,i said I think your sick.doesn't mean i hate you. i said my beliefs are spiritual.a man's kids pay for his sins.or you make your own luck in life,however you want to put it.i have strong beliefs and i put them in a book.i did not strike out at an individual.i'm just putting my beliefs out there.hey guess what,i have all types in my circle.in my family.

i love + pray for all especially my enemies and those who are sic.all should be able to live in peace.but when you show people using drugs(their sic)on tv or two gay guys kissing(their sic) during daytime tv.is that what our children should see.if you do drugs or are gay,you lost faith or never had it.a gay guy thinks there is no woman for him.no faith that GOD has someone for everyone.GOD has a plan for all thats coming to an end.GOD's plan is for us to procreate and teach our children from the lessons we've learned.to have a world with no more wars,no more hate.were not there and time is running out.fing a guy is a wasted shot.in war,you waste no shots and mankind is in a war for survival.were teaching our children how to have misery,a wasted life,remember,TIME is running out

Very good piece of writing. This was a perfect tong in cheek crack at the morons who think the world revolves around there own beliefs. I would like to say good job!

ty 4 the list

LOL! Yeah... I guess so... although then we would have another list of the ignorant!

It's so funny that this is still going and some people still can't figure out the humor here! Really, sort of a sad commentary, isn't it!

Dragon, I like the term Knee Jerks, I'm going to start using it now, thanks. :-)<br />
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JimmO, great post, thank you :-)

I was a member of Tribe at one point and posted an article that was controversial but in the subject line I placed a large QUESTION MARK. I got so much crap from people over that including friends. I finally realized and wrote another article about COMPREHENSION. Of all the hate mail I got, one person wrote back and apologized stating that they had not comprehended my intent in the posting and were very sorry for their knee jerk reaction. That ruined it on Tribe for me though. <br />
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That's the new term for people that have no comprehension skills. Knee Jerks. <br />
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Great Post JimmO.

pouting and sighing is sexy.

*pout*<br />
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No, if that were true there'd only be 7 footers in the NBA. <br />
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please <br />
oh please <br />
say #2 is real<br />
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I want to be a few inches taller

Ya, their strawman arguments are backed up with paper mache fortitudes. They usually fold like lawn chairs. Either that or they start preaching.

well since you didn't erase his comments, Troubleshooter, I assumed you didn't block him. How disappointing that he didn't post anything else.... lol

Yes, they are quite ridiculous. And thank you for the disclaimer at the top. I apologize for being to quick to comment without first checking you out and noticing that you do support gay rights. EP is an open site and sometimes it gets a weirdo using it as a forum to vent hatred. Obviously this was not the case. Like I said before, as a straight man I believe in live and let live and commend I commend you for bringing these issues to light.

that was me. I dunno about that statement, because I think there are stages. People don't just go from being KKK racists to embracing interracial marriages. Along the way they learn (oh so slowly) that the rationales for their irrational hate and fear are ridiculous, and so they adapt and learn (oh so slowly) to accept integration into schools, then blacks voting, then maybe interracial marriage.

Well obviously those brats are going to be failures. <br />
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LOL!!!! That was great! :-D

Annabelle wrote: <br />
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"there seem to be a few individuals through these comments taking it too seriously."<br />
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Yes, and one of them appears to be you, lol.

I love this list! I actually wrote something very similar for a paper in my American Government class, and I got an A. I was supposed to do research, but he didn't require us to cite our sources, so I decided to be a snarky little biotch.

Sarcasm it may be,<br />
but there seem to be a few individuals through these comments taking it too seriously.

I disagree completely.<br />
And I will voice, as you have done,<br />
my beliefs just as freely.<br />
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"""We could never adapt to new social norms""""<br />
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What do you THINK we've been DOING for the past hundreds of years?????<br />
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Adapting, changing, even"dealing with".<br />
New trends, foreign exchanged students, individuals looking for a place to live in this "free" country of ours.<br />
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How can you even BEGIN to compare Gays to ANIMALS!?<br />
That is a SICK way to describe a HUMAN BEING!<br />
Discriminate all you want, do as you please, but anyone in their right mind knows this act is WRONG.<br />
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African Americans CAN marry Caucasians, that's obvious enough.<br />
Being gay IS a natural part of MANY individuals' lives!<br />
What so many people put aside is the fact that you cannot control who it is you're attracted to/love.<br />
Gay marriage would not "encourage" people to be gay,<br />
I believe the only so called "harm" it will do is encourage people to finally come out and stop hiding.<br />
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""Women are still property, blacks can't marry whites, and divorce is still illegal.""<br />
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I don't know if you're ridiculously behind in society or you're just being unbelievably cruel agreeing with this list.<br />
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Gay couples do not bare children, unless they are female.<br />
Why is it SO wrong if you are male, but it is perfectly fine if you are female??? Talk about sexism. <br />
So many straight couples give up their children because they either don't want them, they can't handle the responsibility, or the children are taken away from the parents because they are not fit and shelter those children under unsuitable homes. <br />
So you let me know if the Gay community is either destroying, or building lives.<br />
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There are plenty of Gay couples who do NOT raise gay children.<br />
You know why that is?<br />
It's because they are who they are from the moment they were brought into this world.<br />
Many Gay couples ADOPT.<br />
They're giving children homes, food, clothing, and a loving family who will be there through thick and thin.<br />
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As for single parents,<br />
I, myself, along with MANY others,<br />
Encourage those individuals to live their lives to the fullest extent and in the best possible manner.<br />
My mother is a single parent,<br />
I am 18 going on 19.<br />
She raised me [and my two younger sisters] to become one independent pain in the ***. <br />
She left my so called "father" to make a life worth living,<br />
rather than let the abuse go any further.<br />
So yes,<br />
I do believe that single parents are so much stronger than you lead them on to be in this list.<br />
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The extent of your uncanny cruelty has gone a bit too far.<br />
How can you stand there and push our faces into the garbage you've agreed with, enough to post it!?<br />
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As for the title of your "experience" page:<br />
Then why, prey tell, does this page mention so much more than just Gay Marriages?<br />
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Religion, by the way, has absolutely NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS ****!

Too totally true! Even funnier when you get that people are too dense to get the humor...

AHAHA! Oh cheers mate. At first I was like... this had better not be what I think it is or else my hearts going to hurt. Thanks for not making me go find a bandaid.

ah yes, the foot vomiter.... good times good times.

It's really kind of hysterically funny that people don't read it closely enough to get the humor. Oh well.<br />
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BTW -- I started a group kinda like your homophobophobe group... it was based on a comment a homophobe made to me, that I "my kind" of people make her want to vomit on our feet.... so I started the "I make people want to vomit on my feet" group. You're welcome to join!<br />
<a href="http://www.experienceproject.com/groups/Make-Someone-Want-To-Vomit-On-My-Feet/181904" target="ep_blank">http://www.experienceproject.com/groups/M...</a>

At first I thought this was hysterically amusing and then I realized how sad it is that so many people don't and can't see things this way and now I'm just depressed.

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you really captured the hypocrisy in "anti gay marriage" arguments perfectly.<br />
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lol, i especially like number 5!

I find that sarcasm (no matter how entertaining) doesn't translate to text as well as anyone would like it too :-P<br />
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All in all good post though :-)

Maybe Jimmo should have prefaced this story with a big disclaimer: "This story is a joke, do not make the mistake of thinking I actually think these things" <br />
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Here IS the Perfect Example of narrow minded people... Straight parents raise gay childeren and gay parents raise straight children...im not gay but I dont care if other people are or not and if either of my children happen to be I will not love them any less... I will support them in life. and its not everyone elses decission to make for other people and decide thier rights for them... if being gay was what everyone considered normal or right and being straight was looked at the waysome people do being gay... how would yu feel if everyone else was gay an u were straight? and they were trying to make decisions for you an decide how you should live and what right you should have?

You are so totally welcome, Jimm0 -- thanks again!

A huge HUG and KISS to you Jimm0 -- love your post and your attitude!!!

what's with people not seeing that this story is a joke? I thought it was pretty obvious. <br />
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Or are these posts condemning Jimmo's post actually jokes that I'm not getting? hahaha

Why stop here JimmO. Why not include the handicapped, or maybe the blind. We don't want them reproducing...god forbid.

Everyone is free to air their opinions on this site. As a straight married man, I find your comments offensive and ignorant in nature. <br />
Then again, rereading your comments, I have the feeling you are poking fun at all the gay bashers out there who can't handle gay rights to marriage or to live freely without persecution.<br />
If you are joking, you should be careful, there are alot of people out there that make list like this their agenda.<br />
If you are not joking, then I pity you. I don't judge people or lifestyles. Thats not why I'm here on earth. Live and let live. Worry about the things in your life that concern you and that you can change. In the end does it matter if John marries Joe, if you are losing your job, your house or your health.

Lovely list! <br />
Two thoughts: The group this belongs to has 665 members...damn I don't care either way about gays ("I'm not one, so how would it bother me?" is my take on it), but I ALMOST want to join to be the 666th member!<br />
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Last thought: when gay marriage is fine and an inherent facet of our daily lives, are we going to soon thereafter see children who grow up, have disparaging lives, and then go on talk shows with show titles like "My gay parents ruined my life!" and such like that?? Not that it would be true, but people find any reason to put blame anywhere but on themselves. I think that'd be quite an interesting show topic in the future!

Once again, my favorite part of EP is the ridiculous comments that are completely random or show a lack of comprehension. That was a great list JimmO

Pardon me, Jimmo,but gays DO NOT have a choice...<br />
They are BORN that way, and religious people who pray for their conversion is just DEAD WRONG!!<br />
You make me so Mad! You and all the others who think it's wrong..what's wrong with it..other than you're twisted view of it? You just don't understand,and never will! Keep you're ignorance to yourself.

Straight is great but gay is here to stay.

very funny!

I think we should each take some of these "arguments" and voice them word for word in some "I don't support gay marriage" stories and see if people think we're serious lolz.

This is a great list. I'll remember some of these great arguments in favor of discriminating against those evil gays.