I’m not a fan of following celebrity gossip. I hate reading the headlines on those crap tabloid magazines that showcase who’s dating who and who’s screwing who. But in our society, celebrity gossip is always front page news. I mean who cares if our children’s education is suffering because of constant budget cuts when Lindsey Lohan just entered rehab for the 20th time right? That’s far more important. With these sorts of headlines popping up on every news outlet, blog, and social media site, one can’t help but stay updated with all the nonsense. It’s similar to riding in a car where everyone is smoking a blunt but you. You’re gonna get high whether you like it not.
As many of you already know, A-list celebrity, Kim Kardashian, filed for a divorce from her husband and New Jersey Nets Forward, Kris Humphries, after a whopping 72 days of marriage. According to my news feed on Facebook and TL on Twitter, no one was really surprised. I mean who would honestly take Kim marrying anyone serious. I’ve heard there were office pools-a plenty as to when this marriage was going to end. Damn shame indeed. Now, I can give two pieces of excrement about Kim and Kris. But hearing about their immediate divorce conjured up some serious thoughts on a very controversial topic: gay marriage.
Over the course of the last twenty years, the idea of same sex marriage has sparked heated debates across the country. These debates became so heated, that it actually sparked Congress to pass the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act. This act basically defines marriage as being between man and woman. 8 years later, Massachusetts became the first state in US History to have a same-sex marriage application completed.
As a Christian, I’m supposed to be against the idea of same-sex marriage. I was raised to believe that marriage is the holy union of Man and Woman. In the Bible, Genesis 2:24 states: “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” in regards to marriage. Although it doesn’t clearly cover the actual act of homosexual marriage, the Bible does cover homosexuality. Leviticus 18:22 states: “You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.”
It’s no secret that many people aren’t scared to hide their strong convictions against same sex marriage. But what really grinds my gears is how are we as a society going to disagree publicly with great emotion against same sex marriage and on the other hand, make jokes about how short Kim Kardashian’s marriage lasted? How are we going to deny two individuals the right to be recognized as a married couple when heterosexual marriages are failing left and right? Take a look at these alarming stats:
– 60 percent of marriages for couples between the ages of 20 and 25 end in divorce
– 50 percent of all marriages in which the brides are 25 or older result in a failed marriage
Kim Kardashian has made a mockery of the sanctity of marriage and no one is making a public outcry. Thousands of marriages are failing every year, and there are no public demonstrations. Yet, when Adam and Steve want to officially become a union, thousands flock the streets as of if Jesus himself was back.
All I’m looking for is consistency. If you’re against it, fine. But let me ask you this. If you’re justification is religion, be mindful of a long list of other things you should be just as adamant against. For quite some time I was against gay marriage due to my Christian beliefs, but like our President, my thoughts on the subject are evolving.
Leave your thoughts below and as always, stay classy.
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