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Separate Marriage and State by Waffle-Wizard Separate Marriage and State by Waffle-Wizard
Stamp template that I probably use too much by :iconabfc:~Abfc

Somewhat inspired by Tailsteak, who worded it much better than I ever could: [link]

Now, I realize that everybody hates people who think like this, but frankly I'm just sick and tired of everybody on both sides of the aisle whining about "legalizing gay marriage."

Here's a big ol' fact that people just don't seem to get: marriage is a religious act. If we try to get the Feds to enforce its legalization, isn't that essentially controlling the church through the state?

Sure, the government can legalize a civil union, but nobody seems to care when they can yell about their pastor at church not wanting to hook up to guys or two girls.

Well, you guys need to suck it up. It's not a governmental decision. Stop being babies and take it up with the guys who actually decide this stuff, whether that be the guy who owns your small community-run mosque or the freaking Pope.

The government is legally unable to do anything. It's something called "Separation of church and state," and it was designed not to protect the government from religious interference but to protect the churches (of all faiths) from the government deciding what's holy, what God wants, and what priests should have to do. That means if you call your local representative because your pastor refuses to marry you for a religious reason, you're going to do nothing but stir up a whole heap of trouble that won't solve anything.

In essence, YOU'RE COMPLAINING ABOUT THE POLITICS BEHIND A LEGALLY NON-POLITICAL DEBATE

And for those of you who think that the government should enforce acceptance of this kind of thing, I want you to really look at your definition of bigotry and religious oppression, because no matter who you're asking it's totally backwards. NEWSFLASH: this country was founded specifically BECAUSE the government of the motherland was oppression their religious beliefs, and the laws were written specifically so nobody would have to suffer from that oppression. Congratulations, crybabies, you have killed America!

Now let's see how many people accuse me of being homophobic and oppressive.
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KINGRIEVOUS Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like Star Wars. :)
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Kfcnyancat Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
This is WHY Gay Marriage should be legal.  I believe that people should face consequences for their sins instead of police-states and tax-collectors preventing them from facing them.
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Furrykits1 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wait, so basically religion controls marriage?
I thought that the Government controls it?
So you must be Christen and have your marriage in a Church and be blessed by God even though you are marriying because you love the person, and not the religion?
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aceking90 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
Marriage is actually a form of property exchange.
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katrinahood Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I'm afraid I'm gonna have to disagree. Marriage is not religious institution.
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Ok-we-get Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Not all marriages are chirstian 
What about neo-pagan religions? 

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Kegger98 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
So true. We should also tell people who complain about there periods that it's a religious thing. Same goes for people who complain about shellfish, clothing, sex.
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Elidy Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
religion only defines "holy matrimony"  

marriage, because it involved legal documents, is defined by the government
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Master-of-the-Boot Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
But certain religions lobby their interests which get enforced by politicians
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