Gay people can now marry in the state of New York.
I know that upsets a lot of people for reasons that I’m quite frankly too theologically dense to understand.
For some reason or another, Gay people marrying is supposed to be a big threat to me and my marriage.
(It feels queer using the term Gay people but the last time I referred to Gay people as Gays, I got a testy note from someone taking me to task for using the wrong terminology. I’m still not sure why Gays are supposed to be called Gay people. I thought it was understood that we are all people. I mean bears don’t write, do they?)
Like I was saying.
I’ve never understood why Christians are supposed to be appalled at the notion of Gay people marrying.
You’d think if we were going to be appalled over something it would be the divorce rate in this country. But then that might really step on some toes, if we started making divorced people feel bad for being divorced.
Frankly, I’m not interested in anyone feeling bad — Gay people or divorced people.
I find the whole thing amusing myself.
In a catawampus sort of way.
To be clear, I don’t think the Church — any church — ought to be forced to marry Gay people, or any other people for that matter. I believe the State has no business telling the Church what to do. Same goes for the Church.
My mama and daddy didn’t marry in a church but they managed to build a decent union all the same.
I have no problem with Gay people getting married in New York or anywhere else. It’s a civil matter as far as I’m concerned.
I don’t see what the big fuss is all about.
I think Gay people are going to finally figure out what the rest of us have known for a long time: It’s not getting married that’s the problem.
It’s figuring out how to stay married.
I’ll be curious to see if Gay people do any better a job at staying happily married than the rest of us do.
Or if their divorce rates will be equally as high.
I’m kind of tickled by the irony of all this.
On one hand, the Church is scrambling to keep marriages intact. And on the other, they are scrambling to keep people from getting married to begin with.
I think as soon as all the states allow Gay people to marry, all this public outcry will die down and everybody can return to their own homes and do what married couples do best — bicker among themselves.
Karen Spears Zacharias is author of Will Jesus Buy Me a Doublewide? ’cause I need more room for my plasma TV.