LJ 2008-11-13 14:34:00
Just in passing.. I was watching X-Men 2 (of all things) the other day, which I had recorded off the TV a few months back.. Anyway, I’m too lazy to stop playback after what I’m watching finishes, so it then went into a news segment after the end credits. The top item was about Ellen marrying Portia de Rossi back in.. July was it? I dunno..
Anyway, in light of the whole Proposition 8 thing, it just made me kind of sad.. Because everybody they spoke to about the wedding itself was talking about how great love is, and what a happy occasion it was, and there was just this sense of real warmth and happiness coming off the whole thing.
The idea that a bunch of intolerance religious bigots could impose their narrow-minded and selfish definitions of “marriage” onto another group and take that happiness away is actually staggering. Marriage doesn’t belong to them, so it just seems insane that they would seek to punish a group with whom they disagree by trying to take away from them something that they have no real right to reclaim.
It amuses me a little (in a twisted way) that America, in which separation of church and state is meant to be enshrined in their constitution, and which was actually born from religious intolerance is actually one of the most intolerant and religion-driven developed nations out there. The power that religious elements exert over not just setting the agenda, but actually pushing through legislation, is frightening. So in a way, I thank God for living in a country where God doesn’t try to persecute minorities through majority intolerance. It’s kind of nice..