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What's in a name?

First off I'm not against gays and marriage. Far from it. What I'm against is how marriage is defined.

This is the definition of marriage that I go by: Marriage is a covenant made between two parties who chose to live together as sposes, and sanctify that covenant before God. Marriage is a sacrament of the Church. It is a relationship of two people who chose to live as one before God.

Take God out of the equation and you no longer have a marriage. You have a Civil Union. The government does not have the ability or the right to issue these sacraments.

So truthfully I don't give a rat's ass who you love. What you do is your business. It is up to a church to decide their laws. If you are not happy with them, find another house of worship.

This is the main reason why I have as my marital status "It's complicated" on Facebook. Because it is - according to the eyes of the government my husband and I are considered married. However, we don't (and cannot) have the sacrament before God. My first spouse is deceased, and has been for 21 years now. My husband's first wife is very much alive, and although they got their civil divorce in the late 1960's, according to the Roman Catholic Church they are still married. She has refused on many occasions to agree to the religious divorce. And without it, no church, be it Roman Catholic, or any other denomination will proceed with the sacrament. So, no sacrament, no marriage in the true meaning of the word.

It's because of society's mis-construed meaning of Marriage and Civil Unions that I have my status the way I do.

So that's my opinion on the matter.

It was one of those pictures on Facebook that prompted me to write this. Something about someone comparing 'Gay Marriage' to a toaster.

I don't care who you are, or who you love; if you want something permanant with your partner, good for you. Just remember, without God you do not have a marriage. Unlike what that picture stated, God has EVERYTHING to do with it. Don't believe me - ask your local clergyman.