Today our country – which was created as a Democracy – just moved one step closer into evolving into a Theocracy. North Carolina’s Amendment One passed. The law decrees that “marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State”- meaning that civil unions and potentially other types of domestic partnerships will no longer be legally recognized.
The background and purpose behind this Amendment is pure spite. It serves no gain nor any benefit whatsoever for anyone in the state of North Carolina. NO ONE. It is set forth purely to attack people of the same sex who are in a civil union. Same-sex marriage is already illegal in North Carolina. But the “leaders” felt they needed to take this one step further.
How is this a step towards a Theocracy? Because of this verse in the bible:
Lev. 18:22, “You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.”
Well, here is another quote:
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion..” (Amendment 1, The Constitution of the United States.)
Man lying with man in being an abomination is from the bible. Man lying with man (and implied woman with woman) lying together is no longer recognized as legal in North Carolina, as well as several other states. This religious belief is used as the foundation of Amendment One, as well as many other laws. Therefore, a Theocracy is forming.
Definition of a Theocracy (Wikipedia): Theocracy is a form of government in which the official policy is to be governed by immediate divine guidance or by officials who are regarded as divinely guided, or simply pursuant to the doctrine of a particular religious group or religion.
“or simply pursuant to the doctrine of a particular religious group or religion.”
If you do not believe in same-sex relationships, it is so very simple… don’t have one. No one should have the power to purposely restrict or destroy another human’s love life and marriage simply based upon one’s own belief – especially when people of the same sex getting married DOES NOT AFFECT ANYONE ELSE.
Do gay marriages take away anyone’s job? No. Do they take away anyone’s insurance? No.
Do same-sex marriages, civil unions, and/or relationships stop anyone from living their own lives as if same-sex never occurred? NO NO NO NO AND NO!
Our Constitution is being torn apart and shit on by the likes of the extremely religious right-wing.
Even more sadly, the passing of this Amendment will hurt heterosexual couples and their families. Again, “marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State,” with “marriage” being the key word.
Now all heterosexual couples who had any type of benefit/insurance provided by their partner no longer have those benefits and/or insurance.
Sorry, kids. Guess it is time to get on Medicaid.
I posted this video earlier today and I have to post it again here. Reverend Dr. Barker so eloquently delivers some very wise and powerful words. Specifically, Rev Barber talks about the Fourteenth Amendment which states:
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
If we continue to bring religion into our government, our country will collapse. Everyone has the right to practice their own religion. But NO ONE has the right to enforce their religious beliefs on others, and that is exactly what Amendment One is doing.