One of best things about St. Vlad’s is that our religion peacefully and happily coexists with other religions. There are Vladitians who are Jewish, Christian, agnostic, Buddhist, atheist, Catholic… because there’s nothing to keep a person from practicing Pizza Worship as well as some other form of religion. One can believe in the second coming of Christ AND pizza. It’s all good, baby!
With that in mind, I noticed something odd from an article in the New York Times today. The story was about those intrepid
assholes folks who are still working tirelessly to oppose gay marriage. What struck me was this: “Opponents of same-sex marriage say they must argue in favor of traditional marriage, not against gay people or gay rights.” Oh, I get it. They have nothing against gays. They are just pro-heterosexual unions. D’oh! These poor ignorant souls somehow got confused! They think that it’s an EITHER/OR proposition. Either we have “traditional marriage” or we have gay marriage. But the fantastically amazing thing is that THEY ARE NOT MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE! When people get to marry a partner of the same gender, it actually does NOT keep anyone else from marrying someone of the opposite gender. Just like Christianity & Pizza Worship, it can all coexist peacefully!
It’s really too bad no one cleared this up for these poor addled individuals a while ago. As the line from Sixteen Candles goes, “Guess those guys who thought we had to get [gay] married feel pretty stupid right about now, huh Padre?”