Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Convenient Morality

If you don't know, I work in a truckstop, during the night shift.

I get a variety of people in, some of whom are local and some who are not. One particular fella and I tend to discuss politics alot.

Recently, you may have heard, the Republican party benefitted from a surge of moral conscience, which allowed them many victories nationwide during the election season, including my state electing a TOTAL whackjob who is SO set on his convictions, that he will do something he finds to be morally reprehensible, just because it happens to be legal.

Way to stand up for your Moral Values, Coburn.

In Oklahoma recently, a variety of state bills passed...one of them banned gay marriage, and one of them voted in a lottery.

See, the Moral Values of the local Christian set is such that they can't let the doods get married, since it's against God's Word, but they want them some gamblin'.

Funny. I thought the Bible said something about that, too?

I argued with my very conservative friend about this last night, and he blamed the lottery on the Democrats selling Oklahomans a load of horse manure, but that they were morally justified in banning gay marriage.

Hm.

See, outside of the biblical argument, which applies to the lottery, the arguments I tend to hear against gay marriage include a) It will shatter the foundation of traditional marriage, b) marriage without reproduction has no purpose and c) if same-sex marriages are allowed, there will be no more children, because guys will all marry guys and gals will all marry gals.

Really?

First off, a) a whole lot of the folks condemning this in the name of conventional marriage have been married multiple times and/or are screwing around on their spouse. BUT THAT'S OKAY, BECAUSE IT'S ALL WITH THE OPPOSITE SEX. I guess. b) My Grandma got remarried a couple of years ago...long after cancer robbed her of the ability to have kids. Should she have been refused the right to marry? When my wife and I got married, SEVEN doctors and a few years of life experience said she would never bear children...does that mean we shouldn't have been allowed to get married? See where this is going? c) And this one is my favorite. Because apparently everyone on the planet is a closet homosexual, and allowing same sex marriages would set us on a SLIPPERY SLOPE. Why do I need my wife when I can get me a hunka-hunka burnin' man?!?! See how stupid these arguments are?

The ONLY one that holds up is the biblical one, which is conveniently appropriate when you need to discriminate against someone, but is no longer relevant when you wanna play the lottery or hit the casino.

Humorously, the hardcore Conservative states so hellbent on protection marriage are the ones with the highest divorce rates in the country. Google it. I'm not making it up.

Evangelicals divorce more often than Atheists, by the way.

Funny that.

When I brought up the unChristian-like deficit spending of George W. Bush, my conservative friend truly knocked me for a loop...because he blamed it on Bill Clinton.

Yeah, you read that right.

It's Bill Clinton's fault that George W. Bush racked up the largest deficit in American history.

So much for the conservative creed of personal responsibility. Jeez.

In other news, Anna Nicole Smith is believed to still be alive.

I remain...

The Famous Tommy Z

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, your friend was right. It was Bill Clinton's fault that spending had to be increased substantially. If Bill Clinton had been tough on terrorism, 9/11 wouldn't have happened. 9/11 was in the planning stages since '96. The warning signs were all there.

November 19, 2004 at 2:53 PM  
Blogger The Famous Tommy Z said...

There and flagrantly ignored by this administration, who also didn't get tough on terrorism until after the fact.

November 19, 2004 at 9:58 PM  

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