Your Religion is not Relevant

I’m having a very angry week. There’s just no end of things to rant about…

This morning I read an article about right-wing American Christians lobbying Canadian MPs to oppose gay marriage (Americans enter Canada’s gay Debate).

Get it through your heads, people – GAY MARRIAGE IS A HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUE NOT A RELIGIOUS ISSUE! Your religious beliefs are not relevant. I am so thankful that we have a Prime Minister and court system that gets it.

And to those quoted in the article who are threatening to move to the States should Canada recognize same-sex marriage – GOOD RIDDANCE! Get the hell out and take your backwards “traditional” values with you.

For further ranting on this and related subjects, see my sister's blog - Luminous Multitudes.

4 comments:

J Walker said...

Do you think that those of us in the States that do "get it" could just trade places with the Canadians that don't?

Maybe we should split North America in half, an East side and a West Side, let the religious fanatics go one way, and us reasonable folk can go the other. =p

Gillian said...

Sure, J! Come on up.

How about this? We'll take the blue states in exchange for Alberta.

Darrell Heaps said...

Nicely put Gillian. Are you saying that you don't like Stephen Harper?? He seems so nice though...

Erin said...

Rant on my sister! I can't believe more people don't get angry about this stuff. I fear one day our children will look back on this and wonder how we as a nation could ever have DEBATED this issue and be ashamed of us as a country. But hey, at least we're getting our heads out of our asses ahead of some people.