I am currently listening to a radio interview with one John Marcotte on Alan Colmes and I am so over the religious people in my state using their beliefs to run my life. I need to desperately find someone or something to join in a fight against these people. First prop 8 and now this. This situation is getting too far out of hand to the point where I can honestly say that I am getting scared. His website at rescuemarriage.org is crazy. I am married and I have hopes to stay married forever, but i didn't get married for god or religion . If my marriage doesn't work out that's my decision to end it, not my bible beating neighbors. I need to make a stand or feel that I'm not sitting back and watching my state turn into one big church full of hypocrites. Please help me if you know of something I can join to fight this state from turning into a religious ran mess!

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Comment by Henry Ruddle on October 28, 2009 at 12:02am
The tide is turning. Just look how close Prop. 8 came to losing even though the previous effort Prop. 22 passed by a huge margin. People under 30 are overwhelming in favor of marriage equality, so it's just a matter of time. I usually ask the anti-equality people if they can name one example of a heterosexual marriage that was harmed during the weeks when gay marriage was legal in California. They can't because it's just an absurd argument.

My favorite take on this is from Michael Shermer. He points out that Christians have a long history of changing their minds on moral issues (such as slavery) and then pretending that they always had the same point of view. Then he taunts the gay-haters with the certain knowledge that sometime in the next 50 years, all of the major Christian churches will come to fully accept gay members, gay clergy and gay marriage, and pretend they never had a problem with it to begin with.
Comment by Aric on October 28, 2009 at 12:03am
Relax. The divorce ban was proposed by a gay guy to show that the outlawing of gay marriage had absolutely nothing to do with protecting the "sanctity of marriage" and a lot to do with homophobia. Basically, he's saying that divorce is much worse for the "sanctity of marriage" than gay marriage is. Of course, he knows that the same people who outlawed gay marriage in CA are not going to support this. He's just pointing out the hypocrisy of the religious and homophobic.
Comment by brandon on October 28, 2009 at 12:46am
Aric I appreciate you commenting , but you are right and unfortunately wrong. I am aware of the man that proposed the ban on divorce as a joke. Yet, now the christians are trying to male it not quite a joke. About three months ago I saw the petition the "gay guy" came up with and then I found out he was basically mocking the pro prop 8ers. I was happy to find it was basically a joke, but now the christians probably figured it's not a bad idead. It is now possible that this new religious attempt to run our lives even more could possibly be on the ballot in 2010.
Comment by Reggie on October 28, 2009 at 7:07am
I wouldn't worry too much about it. It's an untenable law that, even if passed somehow, would be short lived and make enemies of John Q. Public for these religious nutters.
Comment by Doug Reardon on October 28, 2009 at 9:47am
People would just run across the border to Reno to undo what most people run there to do.
Comment by CJoe on October 28, 2009 at 8:00pm
...what about people who are already divorced? If, for whatever reason, murder was not illegal until yesterday, would we allow people who killed someone before the official "murder is illegal" day to remain free? I mean, I don't think so. So, anyone who has previously been married and divorced should be hooked back up with their former spouse. Otherwise, according to Jesus, they will be adulterers and "living in sin". I think if they pushed that angle, along with the divorce ban, NO ONE would hop on the band wagon. 50% of most churches are made up of divorcees anyway!
Comment by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on April 12, 2010 at 10:15am
Ummm... I think that the "Ban on divorce" thing is proposed by a parody religions who are making fun of the "Anti-gay marriage thing." It's not real. Watch this video, you'll learn a little about parody religions like this.

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