The Republican Party: Where Gay Marriage is Apparently Worse than Murder, Genocide and Slavery

ted_cruz_4Religious fundamentalists are easily some of the biggest hypocrites walking among us. These are people who claim to be extremely devout to their faith (whatever their faith might be) but at the end of the day, they’re still picking and choosing which “rules” they want to follow. There’s not a single conservative “Christian” in this country who follows every single thing that’s written in the Bible.

Not a single one. 

That being said, the rhetoric spewing forth from many of these people concerning homosexuality, and in particular gay marriage, is so ridiculous that I’ve gotten to a point where all I can do is laugh. To listen to people like Sen. Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee or pretty much anyone from the Republican party talk about same-sex marriage, you would think that when it becomes legal in every state in the U.S. (which is soon going to happen), God will instantly bring down fire on all humankind.

It is completely absurd.

First, I would like to point out that gay marriage was legalized in Massachusetts in 2004 – and nothing happened besides gay couples being allowed to marry the person they love. Also, in Canada (you know, the country directly to the north of us that’s largely populated by Christians as well), they legalized same-sex marriage in 2007 and the country is doing just fine.

But this irrational stupidity coming from these conservative radicals goes beyond even those two facts. When these people act as if God’s going to unleash some sort of fiery wrath against humanity for allowing homosexuals to marry, I can’t help but think to myself, “Wait, that’s what’s going to be the tipping point for God”?

Let’s think about this for a moment.

Since basically the dawn of humankind the world has been filled with all sorts of sexual predators, murderers, slavery, violence, poverty, greed, genocide and a seemingly endless list of horrific tragedies that continue to this day – yet conservatives really seem to think that gay marriage is going to be the “tipping point” where God finally says, “Enough is enough!”

That’s just a special kind of stupid.

I’m a Christian and the God I believe in isn’t as petty as this very “small” version in which many conservatives seem to believe. Do they really believe that their God is so shallow – so devolved – that with all of the horrors that happen every single day on this Earth (and have happened for centuries), same-sex marriage is a high priority on the list of atrocities?

Besides, being gay isn’t a choice. So, if God creates all things, which includes homosexuals, why would God create someone to love someone of the same sex if he really didn’t want them to love someone of the same sex?

That makes absolutely no sense. 

But when Republicans seemingly obsess over gay marriage (and they do obsess about it) what they’re telling me is that they seem to think that legalized gay marriage is just as, if not more, dangerous than every horrific act that’s ever been committed by humans. Because remember, many of these people honestly believe that this country is going to suffer some kind of “wrath from God” if we legalize gay marriage.

It’s like I said, these people are overrun with a very special kind of stupid.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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