The Court of Law

A recent lawsuit by a 66 year old lists as the defendant “all gay people”.

The question to the courts is to determine if homosexuality is a sin.

Now, perhaps I would like to pursue this in a matter of derogatory statements, but I won’t.

It is too easy. Instead, I will pursue this logically.

  1. This 66 year old mus have never been involved in the court system or had exposure to understand how the court system works. The term ignorance can be used without being derogatory. Everyone is ignorant about some things.
  2. In this person’s ignorance they believe that the court has some domain over purely religious definitions, such as the term sin. This most probably comes from the incorrect assumption that the United States of America is a Christian nation.
  3. This person obviously has never heard of the terminology “Separation of Church and State”.
  4. She cites no laws being contravened.
  5. She cites no precedent for the courts to make such a determination as to what is or is not sin.
  6. She cites the bible as her legal source and a dictionary.

What is the real problem with this lawsuit?

The propagation by many (many) people that the United States of America is a Christian nation. Think of it for a second. If this was a Christian nation then going to the judges to determine if something were a sin would be absolutely logical.

The idea that the United States of America is a Christian nation needs to be officially debunked by the legal system – and by many of the members of the legal system to dispose of this idea.

Of course, it isn’t quite so simple, is it? The involvement of the United States Government in marriage which many view as a purely religious construct and the deep involvement of marriage in taxes, legal proceedings, etc – make religion a part of government, unfortunately.

This means that the logical way to proceed is to divest any governmental interests in the institution of marriage. This would make it absolutely clear that government in no way has any involvement with religious proceedings.

People can still get married (of course). But for the purposes of say – health insurance, inheritance, taxes – people need to be confirmed in a form of civil union.

In any case – just to use a little bit of the Constitution of the United States of America and the Declaration of the Independence to speak out on behalf of the homosexual peoples of the United States of America:

  1. We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
    1. Insure domestic Tranquility – domestic – meaning the people in our country – tranquility – relatively meaning – happiness. It does not limit to a specific group of people other than people who are citizens of the United States of America
    2. Promote the General Welfare – if you are homosexual, how is killing, beating or in any way harming people who are homosexuals promoting their general welfare?
    3. Blessings of Liberty to oursevles and our Posterity – simply put – you are free to do what you want as long as it doesn’t involve provable and direct harm to other people. This clause is limited by the “establish Justice”. I would appreciate if someone can show how homosexual sex causes provable and direct harm to them.

The Declaration of Independence is better at stating it – and even though it may not be a legal document it shows exactly what the founders of our country wanted:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

Pursuit of Happiness. It doesn’t say “Pursuit of heterosexual sex”. It doesn’t say “Only for straight people”. It says we have unalienable Rights…. Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

In capital letters. Life (don’t let the police kill me) Liberty (to do whatever I decide as long as I don’t cause direct harm to others) and the pursuit of Happiness (and hey, what makes people happier than sex – well some of us anyway).

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