[Satomi154]'s diary

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Written about Thursday 2008-10-30
Written: (4302 days ago)

One more for today

An engineering professor is treating her husband, a loan officer, to dinner for finally giving in to her pleas to shave off the scraggly beard he grew on vacation. His favorite restaurant is a casual place where they both feel comfortable in slacks and cotton/polyester-blend golf shirts. But, as always, she wears the gold and pearl pendant he gave her the day her divorce decree was final. They're laughing over their menus because they know he always ends up diving into a giant plate of ribs but she won't be talked into anything more fattening than shrimp.
 Quiz: How many biblical prohibitions are they violating? Well, wives are supposed to be 'submissive' to their husbands (I Peter 3:1). And all women are forbidden to teach men (I Timothy 2:12), wear gold or pearls (I Timothy 2:9) or dress in clothing that 'pertains to a man' (Deuteronomy 22:5). Shellfish and pork are definitely out (Leviticus 11:7, 10) as are usury (Deuteronomy 23:19), shaving (Leviticus 19:27) and clothes of more than one fabric (Leviticus 19:19). And since the Bible rarely recognizes divorce, they're committing adultery, which carries the rather harsh penalty of death by stoning (Deuteronomy 22:22).
 So why are they having such a good time? Probably because they wouldn't think of worrying about rules that seem absurd, anachronistic or - at best - unrealistic. Yet this same modern-day couple could easily be among the millions of Americans who never hesitate to lean on the Bible to justify their own anti-gay attitudes. ~Deb Price
1052848  Link to this entry 
Written about Thursday 2008-10-30
Written: (4302 days ago)

I've been very saddened by my state and country recently. Those of you who live in California have already heard about "Prop 8" which wants to ban gay marriage in the state again. I was shocked and ashamed when I heard that our normally liberal state is going back again on what should already be national law. I am severely disheartened that extremist, bigoted religious groups still control Washington and no one seems to see this as wrong. Banning gay marriage is as wrong as not hiring someone based on skin color, or hating someone merely for having a mental disorder....it's against the law for anyone to discriminate for ANY reason and marriage shouldn't be any different.

I hope that all of you will speak out against this horrible discrimination and absolute preposterous fear of gay marriage. Until the world seems to come to it's senses I will continue to vote in favor of anyone who is in love to have the right to be married. Straight woman or not, I have the responsibility to stand up whenever I see anyone being treated unfairly.

Straight people for gay marriages...because their marriage is beautiful.

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