Kerry Tobin wrote: A prize of my admiration and astonishment to the first person who can explain exactly how a gay couple devoting their lives to each other in any way reduces the value of your love or your vows toward your husband or wife (or any future wife I hopefully find someday).
I have been spending a good deal of time trying to figure out how I want to answer this.
I do love prizes.
By insinuating in your post that disagreeing with gay marriage is bigotry you force acceptance of your view. In this generation, being deemed a bigot is quite possibly the worst stigma one can have. How could anyone even try to give an intelligent response, share how their value system for some reason finds fault in gay marriage, without the fear of being described as a bigot? Dirty Pool.
OK, this has nothing to do with gay marriage, but,
I struggle with the concept that there is an expectation in our generation that we must be accepting. Will the same history that looks upon our acceptance and progressiveness as the same generation that refused to (or was unable to) set limits? I don't want my son to grow up in a society in which it is worse to stand up and say "I don't think this is right," than to silently follow the degradation of society under the guise of acceptance.