Saturday, February 6, 2010

My Life in Charts: Figure #3

Gay Marriage

This debate has been flaring up for about a year now. I’ll eventually get to a set of posts on Prop 8 (as well as my family’s and friends’ reactions), but I found this diagram (Fig. #3) by comedian Patrick Farley pretty funny.

gay-marriage-debate-flow-chart (Click to enlarge).

It really encompasses a debate that I internalized for a while (see these previous posts). I remember thinking things in some of the red hexes and some of the blue hexes, but overall, I came to the conclusion that discrimination is discrimination. Perhaps this stance is controversial, but I’d argue that discrimination is what has held this country back in the past and will continue to hold back its progress.

Think slavery and civil rights. Think Japanese internment. Think expulsion from Nauvoo.

Everyone should be allowed to be who they are and personally practice his or her religion.


C.J. said...

I continue to wonder why separation of church and state is such an impossible concept for some people to grasp.

Anonymous said...

I agree COMPLETELY with Cj's comment. And, I loved the chart. Great! I look forward to your posts about proposition 8.

Hope you are having a good day and that the weather is a little milder in L. for you.

Happy day! love, slp

A Gay Mormon Boy said...

@CJ: It's interesting how I remember discussing (in church and even as a missionary) how separation of church and state secured our right to be Mormon and then years later prop 8 came around and felt like an even bigger slap in the face.

@slp: The weather is getting better. I only had to wear one coat today. ;)

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