Perhaps inspired by their recent success in influencing the
outcome of the American Presidential elections, the Catholic
Church have looked Northward. Looking past an unjust war against
non-tithing members of the World Community, the Catholic Church
helped King George II get enough votes based on his the fact
that his visions were more in line with that of the Pope's and
his handlers in regards to same-sex marriage, and other
long-standing bigotry still accepted in this millennium. Hearing
that the Canadian governing party is now open to passing a Bill
that would legalize same-sex marriage, the Church has begun to
gather the mob and light the torches to go against anyone who
would oppose their version of the sanctity of marriage. Paul
Martin, Canada's Prime Minister, has already started doing the
political backslide in diverting the ownership of this issue
from his Party to the People, saying that he wants to set up a
National Poll on the issue.
Imagine a Poll done in 1905, or 1965 asking of Black Americans
should be given the same rights as White Americans. This is not
a debate of which is better, "Tastes Great or Less Filling?"
this is about Human Rights; the right of a person not to fall
subject to the opinions and values of his neighbors, the right
of a person to live according to their own values as long as it
does not inflict harm against someone else. The Americans never
asked of the Iraqi people wanted to be free of Saddam. Gay North
Americans don't need to ask the Pope for the right to be granted
the same privileges as their heterosexual brothers and sisters.
Canadians should be wary of how the Catholic Church will
approach this issue should it gain momentum. They have the
backing of King George II and a history of obedience from
Canadians to American interests. The best thing you can do is to
write to your political representative and voice your support of
same-sex marriage. Not gay? Who cares! Jesus didn't. Make no
mistake about it. When Jesus confronted people who tried to
impose their traditional religious values and punish a woman for
her adulteress ways, Jesus stood up for her and said, "Let he
who is without sin cast the first stone". So, how can we as a
people follow a religious organization that would deny the
rights of 2 people that want to commit together, yet not protect
the rights of children abused by members of their own
organization. The Pope has nothing to say when it comes to men
of the cloth imposing their manhood on children who look up to
them, but seeks to deny love. Jesus' greatest gift to us was
love. He died for love and to open forgiveness for all, yet the
Popes throughout history have made others die from lack of it.
True Christians know that their faith is a personal journey with
their Lord, giving to Caesar what belongs to him, and giving
back to God what is His. Laws are meant to provide justice for
all. Religion is for each individual. Jesus asked that his
disciples spread the word of God, not inflict it on those that
don't believe in the exact same translation of the Jewish text.
How long can we allow Religious Organizations to pass judgment
on others when they are not accountable for their own actions?
How long can we allow our elected officials to legalize hate?
How different are the feelings of disgust between couple of
same-sex today than the feelings in the past when two people of
different color where together? How different are the arguments
in defense of this bigotry are today than they were towards the
children? Malcolm X once quipped about not needing to overseas
to fight terror; he had plenty in his own backyard.
Understanding is a pre-cursor to action. You don't have to be
gay to understand state-sponsored discrimination, nor does the
feelings have to be justified by bodies swinging from a tree.
Canadians have another chance to defy their Big American Brother
and take a stand for same-sex marriage. Canada needs to show the
world what a true free democratic society is all about, and we
the people need to support that government for that direction.
Do not let your voices remain silent on this issue, gay or not.