Gay marriage or illegal immigration? Can’t decide which to write about.

2011/06/28

New York made gay marriage legal a few days ago, either furthering the cause of equal rights or the moral decay of the nation, depending upon which side you’ve picked. Meanwhile, Georgia recently passed an Arizona-style immigration law which has illegal immigrants in a practical panic and is causing severe employee shortages in many state industries.

Both of these social issues have valid arguments on both sides.

PRO: “It’s about equality!”
CON: “It’s not real marriage!”

PRO: “They need to obey the law!”
CON: “We need to be more compassionate!”

All true. But both issues are also born of great foolishness from both sides:

FOOLISHNESS: the idea that gay marriage is the same as traditional marriage.
THE TRUTH: They’re no more alike than homosexual sex is to the heterosexual variety.

or

THE FOOLISHNESS: illegal immigration has been a secret win/win for immigrants and the companies that pay them.
THE TRUTH: It’s ultimately a lose/lose situation, as the Georgia and Arizona situations are illustrating.

There’s no way I’m going to be able to cover either to any degree of completeness or fairness in a single post. But it’s safe to say that neither subject is going away soon, so I’ll certainly be revisiting it in the future.

In the meantime, if you’re wondering who’s side I’m taking, here’s my standing answer and a tenet of this blog:

Khari J. Sampson doesn’t take sides. He takes OVER…with gentleness and respect.

Take that as you will. 🙂

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