November 09, 2005

Proposition 2

Yes, the amendment to the Texas Constitution baning at least gay marriage passed, with >70% of the vote. I recommend any married couples in Texas get at least a will and a durable power of attorney for health care [not a bad idea in general, more important if people start legally challenging things in marriage normally taken for granted.]

Pete is unhappy and unsurprised.

There's been a discussion going on in JohnL's comments. One guy has been commenting for the amendment, several people have been commenting against it [including me].

The last exchange didn't go so well, I guess. But the basic concept still stands: someone who thinks homosexuality is a sin against God is going to view the story of the dead gay couple as a morality play- 2 fun loving guys did something wrong and now they're dead. I can only view it as a tragedy and a useless loss.

Pixy Misa mentions Hanlon's Law ["Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity."] in context of Kansas' Board of Education's actions. [He makes a pretty good case it doesn't apply, BTW].

I can only say there are elements in some flavors of Christianity that make it difficult for me to take Christianity as a whole seriously, the ex-Gay movement and the Intelligent Design movement for example. Both [to me] market themselves in lying, twisted ways, to try to reconcile what the Bible says and what we know about the world.

Who, me, bitter? Yeah, a tad.

Posted by Owlish at November 9, 2005 10:37 AM | TrackBack
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