~Jennifer - posted on 12/02/2009 ( 30 moms have responded )
I'm getting this posted regardless......sorry. Did we REALLY have to lock that thread?
Alright. I read through the whole thing.
I do agree that the idea of banning divorce is a satirical response to the dissent against gay marriage, civil unions, legal partnerships - whatever you want to call them.
I also think it brings up an excellent point.
The divorce rate amongst heterosexual married couples in the US is 50%. HALF. Half of the people that promise (some before God) to be together "till death do us part" do not honor that vow. No matter how you look at it, the sanctity of marriage was 'destroyed' by divorce long before it "could be destroyed" by homosexual union.
I think that (in essence) the people behind this petition are using it to prove a point of hypocrisy. You cannot espouse on the sanctity of marriage if there is a 'loophole' that 'gets you out of it'. Even the bible says that a woman will be considered an adulterer if she lay with anyone but her husband - her first and ONLY recognized husband.....anything after man #1 is adultery and a sin.
If marriage is truly sacred, and what god binds together, no man can put assunder, anyone who contemplates divorce and goes through with it has committed a sin against God. The bible is pretty darn clear on this, from everything I've read.
I think that the parallel they are making, though far-reaching, is quite valid.
Marriage is either binding and sacred OR anyone who is divorced (and not remained celibate) has sinned against God and is an adulterer.
If no sin is greater than another, then divorce parallels homosexuality.