Wednesday, June 29, 2005

The new meaning of marriage

The Canadian government has (finally) passed the bill on homosexual marriage. I am of mixed feelings on this, I will have to admit. I have a lot of friends who are gay, and I really am happy for them. I think it's terrible that anyone can be denied the secular rights and privileges that go along with marriage, just because they are both the same sex. Now, along with the bill allowing homosexuals to marry they have stated that no one (read religious institution) can be forced to marry them if it goes against their beliefs. I think that's great, but I am concerned at how long that will last. I really do believe that there needs to be a difference between the sacrament of marriage, and what the government does as well. I think that soon enough, someone is going to get miffed that they cant get married at the church of their choice, and bring it to court. Right now the government has done a good job of dealing with this so everyone is able to hang on to their rights, the homosexuals who want to get married, and the churches who don't want to marry them. I just hope it stays that way. Maybe now the government can get to the task of actually governing the country, instead of bickering about gay marriage.

In other news....Purgatory was fantastic on Friday. Wow. That's really all I can say. The organizers did a great job, as did the players. Eman did a fantastic job playing Grendel, the mad malkavian Methuselah, and although I hate fight scenes, the one with Popel went amazingly smoothly, all things considered.

Anyways, I must go watch Voyager. You know, there is a woman out there whose blog I read, and she got rid of her TV a while ago. I'd love to cancel cable, but I sure would miss my Star Trek!

1 comment:

JSM (Goody) said...

Heh, yeah no TV- but look at all the time I have to read blogs now.

I posted this a while back- I once worked with a couple of guys who were real idiots, but one day I happen upon them having a really heated, articulate debate,I was so impressed
-Until I found out they were debating;
"Would you rather be Klingon or a Viking?"

Do you know that I have never seen a single episode of Start Trek but have had the odd luck to know not one but two of the writers from the original series? Go figure.