Sunday, August 22, 2010

Of Mosques and Marriage

As of this writing, there is a movement to build a mosque 600 feet away from Ground Zero. Now, IF the people who claim this is for healing and to memorialize those who gave their lives in 9/11, I would say, by all means build it. Do they have a right to build it? Well, let me see, the First Amendment, as President Barack Obama seeimingly just discovered, protects the right to build it. However, the leader of the group, one Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, who, as we speak is in the Middle East on a "goodwill" mission, refuses to label Hamas a terrorist organization. Someone who will not condemn must approve. This is in bad taste. In my opinion, it is a slap in the face of every person not just in the Twin Towers, but also on those planes that hit the buildings. Just becasue you CAN do something, doesn't mean you SHOULD.

If this goes through, how about the Ted Bundy school for girls? The Ted Kennedy Memorial Causeway over Chappaquidick?

From what I have heard and read, many union workers who would be building this will conveniently call in sick. If no one is willing to build it, it will not get built. But, it just might go through. If they find some people to build it, then all of those who refuse to build it can build something right next to it...Greg Gutfeld's gay bar. Classic.

Which brings me to the other topic in some dispute, gay marriage. Marriage is a union between a man and a woman for the purpose of propagating the species. It has been this way for hundreds, if not thousands of years, back when Og bashed his choice over the head and drug her back to the cave. It is noted as such in every culture around the world. With that being said,(here comes my libertarian streak coming out) if two consenting adults want the legal right for one of them to have access to the others' property, if they want to live together and do whatever they do in the bedroom, then so be it. The main point they want to make is that it is a "marriage". This is twisting the knife into those intolerant of homosexuality in general. It is a knee jerk reaction. They are playing with semantics. And, those who are pushing loudest for this know it. Should we make it illegal? No. It violates equal protection to ban it. Call it a civil union. Call it a partnership. Whatever your religious or political predilections are, both sides just need to use some common sense.