I was recently in a building, at Kent State, waiting for my General Psych class to start. I sit in this building for four hours everyday, because of a stupid schedule, waiting for this class. So I have made friends to cope with the boredom. Well one day, me and my friend Joe got into a debate.
I write for a LGBT friendly internet magazine, thatgatmagazine.com, so I'm pro gay! Well anyways, Joe and I got into a debate about homosexuals getting married. I never really saw why it was anyone's business whether or not gays could marry. I think if they want to, they should be able to.
Joe on the other hand got all..."Ima defeat you and your open mindedness." He went on to say that marriage is only between a man and a woman. It is purely a religious right, and people who are not religious (who don't believe in god) should get married.
1st off, I know plenty of gay's who believe in God. (He had said that gays don't believe in god, if they did, they wouldn't be gay.)
2nd, I don't believe in god, or any type of god at all, so I was extremely offended.
I asked him if that meant that I couldn't get married. He said that I could as long as I was getting married to a man. I went on to tell him that I was atheist and didn't believe. Then he went off on some contradictory tangent on how he wasn't referring to me but only to the gay community, and then once more said anyone who doesn't believe in god shouldn't get married.
By then I was peeve'd, like smoke was coming out of my ears and fire was shooting from my eyeballs. U stated that I was atheist, that I will one day get married but I wont be doing it for religious reasons. He said that I couldn't get married/shouldn't because it was strictly for religious members.
Needless to say...my temper got the best of me and I started calling him names O.O