Monday, November 06, 2006

Today's Cartoon: Evangelical Minister Ted Haggard Fired For Sexual Immorality

While some people seem to view the homosexual relationship between prominent evangelist Ted Haggard and a male escort as proof of his "hypocritical" views on gay marriage, I do not. In fact, I see it as the reason why he has been so outspoken against it.

You see, if Haggard was actually in favor of same sex unions, then he would no longer be able to mess around with other men because if he did, then "technically" he would be cheating on his wife. Therefore (in his mind), his three-year relationship with a gay escort cannot be considered an "affair" because to do so would imply that Haggard's homosexual relationship with an escort is interchangeable with his heterosexual relationship with his wife, which is something that his church refuses to acknowledge. So, basically what this means is that Reverend Haggard can be as gay as he wants and never have to worry about "cheating" on his wife.

The way I see it, if the "church" is already free to decide who it will (and will not) agree to marry, then it makes absolutely no difference if the "state" chooses to recognize same-sex unions or not; unless of course, the real issue is not the definition of "marriage", but the interpretation of an "affair".

Perhaps the real reason why some people are so outspoken against same-sex marriage is because if the church begins to accept it, it will suddenly legitimize their secret gay relationships as actual "affairs" and instead of just "hunting trips" ;)

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Blogger MikeFitz said...

Kevin, I think you are spot-on here, mate.

For some opponents of gay marriage, their opposition is based on an irrational fear of the unknown. But for some of the loudest opponents, there is a rational fear of being caught out by the wife!

4:21 a.m.  

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