Saturday, August 4, 2012

Traditional Biblical Marriage

Since there seems to be some debate over what marriage means in this country, I thought I needed to weigh (since everyone else already beat me to it).  A certain CEO for a certain fast food business decided to say that he supports traditional marriage.  Mr Dan Cathy said in an interview:
We’re inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at him and say we know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage. And I pray God’s mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude that thinks we have the audacity to redefine what marriage is all about
 I find it perfectly acceptable that Mr Cathy wishes to believe this.  Everyone is entitled to their beliefs.  There's plenty of racists left in this country that think mixed race marriages are wrong too.  Just because they believe it, does not mean its appropriate for the rest or for the government to act on their belief.  The government's job in all of this is to secure equality for Americans.

With all that in mind, I think Mr Cathy's beliefs on marriage need to be clarified.  Even though we are not a Christian country and our government is not to introduce law based on Christian beliefs (nor other religions' beliefs), let's pretend for a moment that we are.  The awesome infographic below hails from Unicornbooty (a gay news/misc site).  The following are the traditional ideas of marriage derived from the Bible.

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I think this has some real potential for our country.   I'm wondering if Mr Cathy wants a polygamous marriage or if he just wants a few concubines.  After all, we do not want to redefine what marriage is about in this country.