So I be Written in the Book of Love
During the November election proposition eight, rescinding the vote on same sex marriage, was passed. In the special edition by Keith Olbermann he adamantly explains why the passage of this proposition is â€śhorrible, just horrible.â€? Furthermore, he states that this is not â€śa question of right or wrong, gay or straight, it is a question of love.â€? This is not a position defending whether same sex marriage should be allowed or not, but more a position on whether a person wants to take away anotherâ€™s right to love unconditionally.
The special edition news feed by Olbermann was well put together. Olbermann conveyed a realistic message with real statistics. His discussion overall intrigued me because this was the first time I had heard the discussion about same sex marriage put on a pedestal about love, not right or wrong. My thoughts on same sex marriage have always been in favor. The thought of discrimination against a certain group of people by taking their rights away, to me, is uncalled for. By posing this as a question of love, I am even more steadfast in my feeling that same sex marriage should be legalized across the United States.
It is unfair that a person can have a view of something, like same sex marriage, to the point where they will vote against the rights of that person to show their expression of love for another. Olbermann stated it best when he said â€śall you need to do now is stand and let the little ember of love meet itâ€™s own fate, you donâ€™t have to help it, you donâ€™t have to applaud it, you donâ€™t have to fight for it, just donâ€™t put it out.â€? Because some people donâ€™t feel that same sex marriage is appropriate, or the fact that it is against how they feel, they have no right to say that others should not be granted the same right to marriage as they themselves. Love is the same wherever a person goes. Whoever love is between, it is still the same love that a man and woman share, the same love a man and man share, the same love two women share, love of a couple.
Another statistic that struck me as interesting is the fact that only fifty percent of all marriages will survive no matter how hard they try. The excitement that those who cannot get married get from the thought of having a fifty percent marriage compared to that of those who are just excited to know that they can get married strikes me as an excellent example. Why strip someone of their undeniable right to love who they want to, and express that love just like we have the right to do. Even if there is only a fifty percent chance that a gay persons relationship may survive, Iâ€™m sure they would snatch that up. Furthermore, Iâ€™m sure if they had a marriage that had a twenty percent chance of lasting, it would excite them just the same.
The love that God has for his children is considered an agĂˇpe. AgĂˇpe means unconditional love. Without conditions God will always love us. Love is something that without asking for forgiveness God will give to each and every one of us. So why must we stop others from loving who they want. We are going against our own book by saying that same sex marriage is wrong because of what a book says, because no matter what book from what God you read, I am sure that it states that â€śyour neighbor shall be treated like yourself,â€? and that you should â€ślove one another.â€? Do not take away these undeniable rights that God has set forth for us. These are not rights that are in our constitution or rights that are stated somewhere, they are rights that each and every living person has due to life.
Same sex marriage should be allowed. Not because I believe that it is unlawful by our constitution, but because this goes against all that every person on this earth stands for. Clarence Darrow defended young men in a murder case, pledging for their life because of the unconditional love we shall have for people. He didnâ€™t necessarily agree with what the boys did; yet he didnâ€™t think that their lives should end because of it. The boys had the right to love, as do every one of us. In an old parable by Omar Khayyam he states the following: â€śSo I be written in the book of love, I donâ€™t care about that book above, erase my name or write it as you will, so I be written in the book of love.â€? Simply, love overrides anything, including thoughts of right or wrong.