Into the ethers

Apparently I did not leave enough clues that this was satire. Those familiar with my writing would know, but I have word that some did not understand this and were confused.

Gay marriage has been legal now for quite a few months. Thankfully, the sanctity of my own marriage seems to be holding up under the considerable strain. But still, I remain…uncomfortable. I have a vaguely bad feeling. And since I think my feelings are instrumental in the setting of public policy, allow me to elaborate on them.

It just seems like I can sort of feel the sanctity of my marriage leeching away into the societal ethers. You know what I mean? I think maybe there’s only so much sanctity to go around, and now the lesbians and gays want to take some of it for themselves.

And it just makes me kinda sad, you know? Just sad at the way – I don’t know – something seems to be going away. We’re losing some vaguely American marriage-ish thing that I can’t define but feel, you know? Is it too much to ask that gay and lesbian couples just stop being so focussed on themselves and give us more time to feel a little less scared about the idea that the value of our marriages might be – I don’t know – lessening or something?

  • Bart Imaeus

    [smile] …Yes. All that is sacred seems to be going down the tubes. But fear not. If we can just get God’s Chosen One into the White House, everything will be alright. And America will be great again.

    • Mary

      Who may I ask if God’s Chosen ONe.?

      • Ronald Baldwin

        Who is God’s Chosen One? Yes that is the problem. For me, I am waiting for God to tell me his choice. Until that happens, I will just have to use my own divinely-given rational powers. The Doonesbury cartoon for yesterday reminded me that one out of seven deadly sins is probably not good enough for me. I can’t say what God’s criteria are.

  • Mary

    I’m not sure that I do know what you mean. Married for 60 years and if we could last the storms of married life and kids,
    gay marriage is not much of a threat to the sanctity of my marriage. Bless the gay marriages let them also have the right to sanctity, who am I to judge. I think the value of any marriage comes from the two that are married.


    • Gordon Atkinson

      Hey Mary. This was offered as a kind of satire or spoof. It was meant to sound ignorant on purpose, giving voice to the kind of vague, non-specific objections people give for being against gay marriage.

  • Mary

    Thanks Gordon for setting me straight.

    Your back in my good book.