SSM totally beggars belief considering that matrimony (taken from the latin meaning mother and a male ending) was set up to strengthen societies by ensuring children were nurtured in a loving and secure environment. The ‘work and effort’ Western governments have put into promoting SSM to get it accepted, is astounding, and for WHY?
I doubt any government could care less about gay people over any other person, all they care about is the ‘economy’ and getting their money’s worth out of the workers. So how does this assist economies/societal structures in the long term?
My only ‘guess’ is that by annihilating the family structure and eventually making marriage a farce they will have an easier society to rule over, due to decreased familial ties and potentially a lower population rate. E.G. euthanasia could be easier to introduce in law, if parental ties will be less strong or non-existent i.e. a sperm or egg donor, etc.
But that is only my ‘guess’, I just don’t get what the handle is for SSM to be such an important issue for governments, for the over the past 5 years or so. :shrug:
In relation to Enda’s comment about being Catholic and having stronger relations to the faith, this is quite common with some Catholics. They genuinely do not see any irony in such a statement as they are being ‘loving and kind’ to all people, i.e. treating those with SSA as equal in that they can marry who they ‘love’ too.
*BOC: You’re coming, Taoiseach, from a fairly staunchly Catholic starting point. A lot of people out there are struggling because they are good Catholics and the Church is telling them one thing and possibly most other people are telling them another thing. Can you identify with that struggle?
EK: You’re right, I was married in the Catholic Church; I am very proud of that. I went to the religious ceremony and signed the register, which is the civil part of the marriage. Now we have so much discrimination in this world, colour, race, creed, all of these things and there is an issue here that the right of marriage in the civil law is not extended to same-sex couples. That is the question people will be asked.
When I was leader after 2002, I had a number of people working for the party who I knew, or it was brought to my attention, that they were gay people. That didn’t impact on me at all - working with me, working with the party, working with politics.
BOC: Some people would say that, as a person who is regarded as a good Catholic, you have had more than a few flashpoints with the Catholic Church, and without seeming to have set out on a mission, you have done a lot to separate Church and State. Could this be another huge wedge between Church and State?
EK: Yes. I just felt the opportunity to hold this office is rare indeed, and I felt there was a range of issues that was never dealt with, and needed to be dealt with. But personally, as a citizen, my relationship with the Church is far healthier and stronger than ever before. I think there is an acceptance of policies that I would raise as a citizen and deal with as a politician.*