There is a funny thing today on the North Carolina Primary ballot — besides the ballot still listing Republican presidential candidates that are no longer running (New Gingrich and Rick Santorum). I wonder if they left them on there on purpose to dilute the anti-Romney vote Ron Paul would dominate. Then again, most voters probably don’t even know Gingrich and Santorum dropped out.
Anyway, there is a proposal to amend the NC Constitution to ban marriage between anything but a man and a woman. Regardless of how you feel about gay marriage, you have to understand that marriage is a religious doctrine. It has nothing to do with government. Marriage is church business. The government should stay out of church business. If there is a church that wants to marry a gay couple, then that is the church’s prerogative. If you don’t like it, don’t join that particular religion.
The hypocrisy of the religious crowd really puts the icing on the cake. They were up in arms when ObamaCare was going to force the church to fund abortion, something that is against their religion. How dare the government step in and try to tell the church what to do? That was just not acceptable and they would have no part of it. Fast forward a few months and the government is yet again stepping in and trying to tell the church what to do. But this time the church agrees with the government’s position, so that suddenly makes it OK for the government to tell them what to do now? Instead of protesting more government involvement in church decisions, they are proudly backing the intrusion.
Does anyone possess the capacity to see beyond the façade and contemplate the underlying issue behind the rhetoric? Apparently not enough of us to make a difference, at least in North Carolina.