[CrackMonkey] Gar! (Election Rant)
mej at valinux.com
Thu Mar 9 11:42:32 PST 2000
On Thursday, 09 March 2000, at 19:11:24 (+0000),
Mike Goldman wrote:
> As I understand it, the civil marriage thing *was* pretty much
> imposed over religious objections in this country. In the deep
> South, in particular, churches were unwilling to marry couples of
> "mixed race." Rather than forming more tolerant congregations, or
> finding one which would perform a marriage ceremony, those who were
> affected sought state sanction instead, much as many homosexuals now
The irony being that there are more churches willing to perform such
ceremonies (see also, Chicago) than there are states willing to
> It would be far nicer if they were completely unable to raise money
> by any means whatever.
Now there's solid logic for you. If the government won't work exactly
the way you'd like it to, throw out the whole concept entirely, pick
up a shotgun, and fend for yourself.
Are you sure you weren't born in Alabama?
> Isn't same-sex, er, relations still defined as "sodomy" in some
> states? For that matter, even between a man and a woman, it was and
> may yet remain a crime to, for instance, give head in such places.
Sodomy is, by definition, anal intercourse, regardless of the person's
gender with whom it is being had. And yes, it is illegal in some
places. It is also illegal in some places to sell condoms from
vending machines except in drinking establishments. There are silly
laws in every state and all over the world. What's your point?
"To err is human; to really louse things up requires Microsoft
products." -- Alexander Pope, slightly paraphrased
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