I’m totally for gay marriage, and I felt the need to discuss something I saw today.
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There’s a chick on my facebook who said that next they’re going to legalize incest and beastiality. She ended her status saying, “but love is love, right?” I understand that everyone has a right to their own opinion, and I respect that. I also have a right to my opinion and discussion of your opinion. I love this girl dearly, but I frankly completely disagree with her argument.
—First of all, this rant is coming from a Roman Catholic, I’ve been one my whole life, and I’m okay with that, some of this discussion will be coming from a religious point of view.—
Okay, first order of business: the whole comparing gay marriage to beastiality. You know that’s never gonna happen. I love my dog, yes. Chance is great. But it’s wayyyy illegal in most places to have sex with him. You know why? He’s a dog. Dogs don’t have souls, and as much as they are loyal and loving to us, they don’t have emotions like humans have emotions. I totally believe a dog can love a human. I see it in my dog every time he barks and the mailman and tries to protect me. Love between human and human is TOTALLY different than love between human and animal. Therefore, that part of the argument is totally invalid.
Now on to the incest half of the argument. It’s not a pretty subject. No one likes to talk about that. There is no love in incest. There may be a distorted image of love, but everyone knows that there is no true love there. That’s why this half of the argument is invalid as well. There is no good reason for incest.For a grown human to feign romantic love for their own flesh and blood will never be okay. But you know what is okay? A grown human to actually profess their true love to another grown human being. Feeling a real, true love for someone is not a “phase” and you don’t “grow out of it.” Love is a super hard core emotion that’s really difficult to deny. People try (I’ve even tried!), but it always is in the back of his or her head, nagging away. Now can one fall out of love? Yes, absolutely. Welcome to the dating scene. But can one help who he or she may fall in or out of love with? No. Love is a natural, uncontrollable reaction. It just happens. It’s like gravity, as much as we can try to stop an object from falling to the earth with an increasing velocity of 10m/second, we just can’t. Gravity just happens. So does love, and that’s okay.
So in conclusion, two things:
1. Don’t take the statement “Love is love” out of context. We don’t mean love between humans and animals or humans and any object, for that matter. We’re talking about love between two human beings who have souls and consciences and who totally know what they’re doing. Saying “I love you” to someone is a big step, and 99% of people truly mean it when they say it. It takes a lot of courage, so anyone who can profess their love to someone else should be respected at least for that.
2. The day gay marriage affects your personal life enough to compare it to not-nice things such as beastiality and incest? Let me know. You’ll get a sincere apology on my behalf.