Amanda YouBetIAm (youbetiam) wrote,
Amanda YouBetIAm

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lord make me an instrument of your peace...

From Dan Savage's column this week:

Last week the pope condemned divorce, masturbation, birth control, in vitro fertilization, living together before marriage, and same-sex marriage. According to Bennie, all of the above add up to "anarchic freedom." The headlines the next day? "Pope Condemns Gay Marriage as 'Anarchy.'" The headlines should have read something like this: "Pope Condemns Majority of American Heterosexuals for Private Sexual Conduct, also Gay Marriage."

He's right. I do not understand why gay rights seem to be the only issue on the liberal radar, when even American women's right to birth control hangs in the balance. We only have the right to BC by a 5 to 4 margin from the supreme court. And the pope is not the only Christian condemning the normal things the rest of us take for granted.

I just think associating healthy sexual behavior, like masturbation, safe sex, and living together before marriage as anarchy is a horrible thing, and it's not being reported. Not to mention the fact that while I'm not nessecarily pro-divorce, I'm pro-option-to-divorce. Imagine a world where you're not allowed to say, "Hey, I made a mistake." or "Hey, my husband is an abusive ass, I should divorce him." And I think that those options is what it all comes down to.

There are people who want to take away the options for the rest of us, so we can be just like them. They will do whatever it takes to relabel things like birth control as anarchy, even though birth control is a vital part of female health. I hate the fact that I almost started this sentence with,"I don't want to sound like a feminist, but." Still, it comes down to creating a society where women are on the bottom.

And that ties into the whole gay issue. The real problem Christians have with gays is they can't tell who's on top. Two women? Who's in charge? If those roles are diminished, then other women might get the idea that maybe they don't have to have a relationship where the guy is in charge.

In short, neo-cons suck. The real joke is they don't know what God wants. If God exists, and it's a pretty big if, then NO ONE has a pipeline to him or her. Faith supports the bible just as much as the quaran or paganism or whatever. How do we know God isn't pro-birth control and evolution. We don't. This is what most people of faith do not get, and it's why I am not a person of faith. My beliefs come from a different place entirely.

Still I don't know how to fight the neo-cons. I don't think any liberal truly does.
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