pustachio asked:

I was wondering what your thoughts were on legalization of gay marriage and if you thought it would be beneficial and/or harmful to society. I know this isn't a spiritual or philosophical question, but I still thought it was a controversial topic and would like to hear your opinion on it.

lazyyogi:

Hey there! I think you’re right that it’s still a controversial topic and that’s something I can’t help but find to be absurd. Here’s what blows my mind about the gay marriage “controversy.”

1. There is no legitimate scientific, societal, or philosophical reason for why gay marriage would be detrimental to society. 

2. SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE.

No one religion holds a monopoly on marriage. The notion that the bible’s definition of marriage—or the bible’s definition of anything—has impact on our policy making is ludicrous and appalling. Plus, you know Jesus was all about Love. Whatever group of hackjobs that wrote the bible couldn’t come close to reflecting Jesus’ wisdom and splendor. 

Given that the United States prides itself on “freedom,” the fact that this is still considered debatable and controversial by the media and government is patently stupid. 

In a time plagued by economic instability, police brutality, a burgeoning gap between the wealthy and poor, and war abroad, I’m going to file opposition to gay marriage under “STFU or GTFO.” 

If our government is more effective at reflecting the ignorance of its people rather than their will, love, and intelligence, then it doesn’t sound like our country will last long. Perhaps it’s only war that keeps us afloat. 

I think we need a new kind of politician besides lawyers and businessmen and economists. I don’t mean instead of such people but the fact that they represent the majority of americans is frightening. Scientists, teachers, doctors, engineers, does no one else feel that those and other kinds of people may be helpful in shaping the structure and future of our country?

I guess anyone with half a brain would prefer spending an afternoon in the park over steering our manic government into harmony. 

Namaste :)

gaywrites:

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gaywrites:

Important: The Sarasota Herald-Tribune has launched a website for Trans Sarasota, an enterprise project featuring the stories of transgender people in southwest Florida. This is important journalism and we need more of it. Read the stories here