This has been bugging me for a long time now. I get it that most people believe that being gay or homosexual is an abomination, but they should be able to marry whoever they want to. Right? I don't know if it's just me who feels this way, but please share your opinion.
Show of hands:
When is the last time anyone heard the word "abomination" used outside a conversation about homosexuality?
I play Dungeons and Dragons on a weekly basis, and am a Warhammer 40k player. I hear the word abomination used quite often.
But, yeah, in the real world, only when it is used to describe homosexuality.
I hear it about wearing white after Labor Day.
Does 'abominable' count? There's that snowman....
Both I and my partner use the word abomination on occasion in discussions that have nothing to do with religion. I think the last time I heard the word used it was in regards to ice cubes in beer.
Now that, Becca, is an absolutely acceptable use of the word - indeed, I feel the word was tailored exactly to fit that situation. Must have been intelligent design :)
If you love somebody you should be able to marry that person. If the both of you love somebody you should be able to marry that person. If the 3 of you love somebody, you 3 should be able to marry that person. Gender and headcount don't matter to me, if it doesn't matter to you. Plus, imagine how great a family with 2 breadwinners, one homemaker, and one child-raiser could be. By the way, I'm not religiously in favor of gay or plural marriage, I just think it's not any of my business - until my government or the religious in our country decide to push the point.
Don't forget, 'modern' marriage (as opposed to wife-chattel ownership you find in the Old Testament) was first,and has always been, a civil arrangement, You can get married without a church in the US, but not without the government.being involved. I've officiated at 2 marriages, and they only count because the state paperwork was sent in. (In Kansas, you can just say publicly "We're married", and that suffices, with the state paperwork, of course.)