Friday, April 17, 2015

Moving Past the Wandering Womb

Here is another issue relating to LGBT rights. I chose to do an issue about it because the supreme court is currently debating it. I try to avoid doing too many issues in a row about the same topic, but my passions have been inflamed by the current round of this controversy.

I found this issue hard to write. I thought about it for hours, I did some other things while I was thinking on it, before coming up with this comic. I don't think this one represents me at my best.

The main issue for me in criticizing this topic is that none of the arguments against same sex marriage resonate with me. None. When people say God is against it, well, I'm agnostic. I can't be scared of something I don't believe in. I don't want to use the argument that God doesn't exist, because I'm agnostic. I don't know the answer. I can't disprove God and I don't like disrespecting people's beliefs. I just can't wrap my head around the argument.

I don't understand why people can't accept evolution, plate tectonics, and the biological origins of homosexuality when the Bible is scientifically inaccurate on so many things. Christians accept that the Earth revolves around the sun without giving up their faith. I may be undecided on God, but I am certain that the Bible did not actually happen as described. With the miracles and the fire and brimstone. Those things I reject.

I also don't understand people saying marriage promotes procreation. I never knew something like sex required marketing. People seem perfectly willing to fuck and the high incidence of shotgun marriages during times when having children out of wedlock supports this.

I don't agree with the idea that kids require both a mother and a father. I don't even think marriage is a panacea.  Evidence suggests it is better for kids to have their parents divorce than have an abusive parent or parents who hate each other. Studies show children of gay couples aren't harmed by the experience.

Personally, I think I would want to marry a woman if I got her pregnant. I just don't think I should have a right to dictate that choice for everyone else. There are many people I can think of who had difficult family situations and ended up fine, even wildly successful. 

It seems self evident to me that all people deserve equal treatment and that homosexuality is not a choice. So, I have a hard time even discussing this topic with people who disagree.

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