Jackson: Definition of Marriage Doesn’t Matter

I’m always amused when opponents of marriage equality use the “it doesn’t matter what the law says, God says marriage is only between a man and a woman and that’s what matters” argument. I’m amused because they’re blissfully unaware of how this undermines their position.

“The fact of the matter is they can call a union other than one man and one woman by any name they choose,” Jackson proclaimed,” but the reality is you can re-write a thousand dictionaries, you can put on a thousand TV shows, you can make a thousand headlines, you can have a thousand coming out parties, you can have a thousand politicians affirm the lie, but the truth will still stand and a thousand years from now, marriage will still be a union between one man and one woman because God ordained it so!”

So, uh, why are you fighting so hard to stop it? If it doesn’t change anything because God’s definitions are what matter, it should be no big deal, right?

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  • dugglebogey

    Which Jackson is this? Victoria, Latoya? I guess I’d have to click through to find out for sure. Not worth it!

  • colnago80

    Re dugglebogey @ #1

    E. W. Jackson, unsuccessful candidate for Virginia lieutenant governor and Harvard Law School graduate.

  • John Pieret

    If it doesn’t change anything because God’s definitions are what matter, it should be no big deal, right?

    The big deal is that they are losing the “right” to tell the rest of us what we can and cannot do.

  • RickR

    I’ve been hearing similar statements from many rabid bigots, more and more all the time as the court victories continue to pile up.

    It’s basically an acknowledgement that they’re losing the culture on this issue and they know it. They’re trying to keep their self-righteousness intact in defeat.

    “Well…well, no matter what those godless laws might say, WE know the fags aren’t really married, amiright???”

  • cptdoom

    Divorce and subsequent remarriage have been legal in this country nearly from its inception yet no Catholic Church has ever been forced to recognize the religious validity of those unions. Where the Church interacts with the public, however – as in Catholic hospitals – they must recognize the legal validity of those unions, and I think that is where the anti-gay right is moving with their calls for “religious freedom.” They want the special right to ignore the legal validity of marriages to which they object.

  • busterggi

    If marriage is so preciuos then why did Yahweh divorce Asherah?

  • jonathangray

    So, uh, why are you fighting so hard to stop it? If it doesn’t change anything because God’s definitions are what matter, it should be no big deal, right?

    The same reason you’d try to stop brainwashed idiots jumping off a cliff if an ideologically insane legislature declared it had repealed the law of gravity.

    (Meanwhile.)

  • jonathangray

    That ol’ Overton Window never keeps still, does it?

  • John Pieret

    Ah, Johnny Boy, people jump off cliffs every day … to hang glide, for instance … without hurting themselves. And gays have been forming stable relationships for millennia, if not from before our ancestors ever became human. Those who want to legalize same sex marriages are not repealing the law of gravity, they are recognizing reality. You should try it some time, just for a change.

  • scienceavenger

    He could have made the same rant, word for word, about changing the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday. [yawn]

  • vereverum

    @John Pieret #9

    I took jonathongray #7 to be answering the first question in the quote (the second being rhetorical). It is, in fact a valid answer, imho, in that they see the legislation, if you will, of SSM as repealing God’s law and instituting man’s law. God’s laws are as unrepealable as the law of gravity. To them, God’s laws are as real as the law of gravity; some even go so far as to say that the spiritual world is the ‘real’ world. As Sodom and Gomorrah shewed, you cannot mock God and get away with it. They think, indeed believe, that God is going to, any day now, judge America with some great disaster and are trying their best, in their view, to avert that judgment by having America turn from its rebellious ways and back to God. Some are more sincere than others as is the case with any movement.

  • jonathangray
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  • dono

    Well, that video certainly happened. At least in the existential sense.

  • freehand

    jonathangray: The same reason you’d try to stop brainwashed idiots jumping off a cliff if an ideologically insane legislature declared it had repealed the law of gravity.

    .

    So you see marriage as foolish as jumping off a cliff? Gays aren’t trying to do something odd or dangerous; they’re trying to get married, like many people are.