Hi everyone – Wow! Comments are coming too fast for me to keep up with. Sorry they aren’t all getting the attention they deserve.
I had to cringe when John asked for context and jesurgiac gave it. I haven’t been able to read through all the back-and-forth yet, but allow me to share some thoughts. My arguments for prop8 have evolved quite a bit during the process of writing them out. This is what happens when I let this blog act more like a journal than a research paper. Knee-jerk reactions are put into black and white, soapboxes are pounded, feelings shared though not entirely bullet-proof. Thank goodness I haven’t run across any one truly malicious yet, because I know many of the cases I’ve presented wouldn’t hold up in court. Thanks to everyone for their understanding and good nature.
I’ll readily admit that “because God says so” is probably not the most convincing of arguments – especially for those who don’t believe in Him, and especially when debating Prop8. What I believe is what I believe. It may remain my bottom line, but I recognize it doesn’t hold water for many people.
Let’s take a small moment to acknowledge that the 10 commandments were the foundation of laws in America to begin with, and that “Because God says so” is not a bad motivation for someone in their personal and family life, however politically “uncorrect” it may be today.