Two days ago, on May 8th, the State of North Carolina voted on an amendment to their state constitution. As those of you who are regular readers of my blog probably know, I am not pleased with the fact that North Carolina has now written into their State Constitution the refusal to recognize Marriage Equality.
Yesterday, a friend of mine from North Carolina sent me an email. In it was a little graphic, which is pictured here.
I am thinking, or hoping that the sender of the graphic thought it was a cute way to present their opinion of the results of Tuesday's vote. I don't think it is cute. I think it is tragic.
How a state like the Great State of North Carolina can imbed into its Constitution what is simply and blatantly a "religious belief"... and make it law... and then require all of its citizens to follow its dictates... reeks of Theocracy.
What is a Theocracy ? Well, one of the many parts of the definition explains that this form of "government" takes its religious beliefs... which are simply "beliefs..." and "codifies" them. This means that it turns them into LAW... and then forces everyone in that Theocratic state to adhere and abide by that religious belief... which, as I said, is now considered a law.
Where else do they do that sort of thing ? Well, Iran comes to mind. So does Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia. They call it Shari'a Law. [Now, you who do not agree with me, please don't take this mention of Shari'a Law and go crazy with it. I am using the concept of Shari'a Law here in a very, very narrow sense... and ONLY applying it to Marriage Equality. Nothing else.]
Religion can be a wonderful thing. But it should be a personal thing. And it should be a personal choice.
America... what the hell are we doing ?
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