Regardless of the fact that I may be speaking to a nearly empty parish I feel that this is something that needs to be shouted on all forums available.
There are rules in our society made to prevent one man from killing, robbing, or otherwise hurting another and thereby preventing some of his basic inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, but what would one gay man marrying another gay man hurt.....who would it hurt??
I'm conservative, I'm not used to being around just anyone who is gay and sometimes I do get uncomfortable, but we cannot and should not be able to outlaw an entire group of people's ability to be happy simply because it makes us uncomfortable and we don't want it happening in OUR towns or in OUR churches.
First of all, it's not going to happen in your churches if your religion doesn't allow it, and that is how it should be. We should make those decisions within our church not on a national level. Separation of church and state can and should work both ways. No religion should be able to force its ideals upon a nation enveloping everyone to one narrow-minded point of view (see Iran). The United States is too great to be so petty. WE are too great to penalize anyone, regardless if you believe that it is a choice or not.
Secondly, how can people consider marriage sacred anymore? It has been massacred by divorces, cheating husbands and wives, open marriages, Las Vegas, and Anna Nicole. What is sacred about an institution that it seems is only temporary? Only kept sacred when it is beneficial? Only used to gain? What is sacred about that??
Finally, it's too late, its a huge conspiracy and there are gays everywhere. But seriously gays are involved in every level of government and are in every society so why try to keep out those that are already in. Unless we want to go on witch hunts, we will just have to grow up and accept that unlike the Loch Ness Monster they exist, they are here, and they are proud......so accept it and move on....for its not hurting you or anyone else.