For the 11th Day Before Christmas, religion gave to me...
The Mexican church says gay marriage is an "aberration"
It was predictable. Some days ago Mexico City approved a law that would allow gays to get married. Of course it would be long until the Mexican catholic church, very powerful in that country, would say something condemning the approval of such a law.
Considering all that is wrong in Mexico and that makes the Mexican people suffer, the Mexican catholic church aims at gay marriage, as if it were a huge threat to that country. Cardinal Norberto Rivera said:
"This law has opened the doors to the perverted possibility that these couples might adopt innocent children, who will not have their right to have a family formed by a mother and a father, with the following consequences as psychological and moral damage that would provoke such injustice. Such pretension is no more than pride and it will inevitably will lead society to its ruin, which concerns us enormously.
This cardinal is not just wrong. This guy is an idiot. If he were just some lay person who has no more knowledge than what he has just seen in his life he would just be wrong. But because he has the means to learn, but instead chooses to remain an ignorant following his own biases and stereotypes, he is an idiot.
First of all, according to the American Psychological Association (a group of scientists who rely on facts and studies instead of faith) "sexual and gender identities (including gender identity, gender-role behavior, and sexual orientation) develop in much the same way among children of lesbian mothers as they do among children of heterosexual parents. Few studies are available regarding children of gay fathers." In other words, children of lesbian couples have very little difference to those of heterosexual parents. And since there is no enough regarding children of gay parents, we can and should remain agnostic about this. But the catholic church keeps following its laws and outdated beliefs against gays. Ignorance, arrogance and stupidity, all in one.
Second, the Cardinal says that this decision would ruin the society. I haven't seen that happening in the Netherlands, Belgium, Canada, Spain, Norway, Sweden, and South Africa. On the contrary, countries that outlaw and demonize homosexuality (such as Iran) have a lot of problems in their society. But the catholic church doesn't want to see that.
Third, the cardinal is concerned about the children. Yes, they might have some problems, especially in a society with a huge catholic influence, which demonizes and ridicules homosexuality. The catholic church is the one causing the problem and then blames the victim .
I support gay marriage because gays should have the same right I have to marry the person I love.
I support gay marriage because I don't find it threatening, since I will not marry another man or become gay.
I support gay marriage because I want my children to grown in a society with equal rights for everyone, in which no one is discriminated.
I support gay marriage because it is usually opposed by those who have hold the power on the basis of fear and superstition. Yes, I mean the churches.