If you don’t understand satire, please don’t even read this…

Marriage has always been, by definition, “until death do us part.”  It is not – nor has it ever been – for “time and all eternity” yet Mormons are trying to undermine the institution of marriage by changing the fundamental definition of marriage to encompass “forever.”  This threatens the marriages of each and every legally married “until death do us part” couple.  In fact it rocks the very foundation of marriage and leaves the institution vulnerable to further crumbling. 

 

Consider this:  More than 50% of all marriages already fail.  Couples only have to keep their marriages together for 40 to 50 years “until death” and still most cannot do this.   Imagine what the divorce rate will look like if married couples are expected to keep it together for eternity.

 

Shall we start a movement to prohibit Mormon marriages from receiving the same legal protections and familial status as non-Mormon marriage?  Of course, they can, as a Church decide to officiate whatever marriages they want but these marriages are ordained by a Mormon God.   Should they even have any civil standing?  These couples are not married until “death do they part” – a fundamental definition of the institution of marriage, should they be able to offer health benefits to their “forever families?”   I haven’t even started in on the issue of celestial polygamy.  Should the “families for eternity” camp be allowed to adopt?  We cannot stop them from reproducing, but we can legislate around foster issues and adoption.   Children, even those in orphanages or institutions of the state, deserve the most ideal home possible.  They HAVE NOT CHOSEN to be with their adopted family for “time and all eternity.”  Every adopted child deserves the right to have their adoption end at their death.  This is fundamental folks.

 

When will it stop?  The hate.  The divisions.  The logic (or lack thereof) is all too familiar to me.

 

No people.  I don’t think an “eternal” marriage threatens an “until death” only marriage.  But hey, I also don’t think a same-sex marriage threatens a heterosexual marriage either.

 

I say,  if you don’t want one, don’t get one.

 

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4 Responses to “If you don’t understand satire, please don’t even read this…”

  1. Kelly B Says:

    I love you a million times over…

  2. Carrie Says:

    Amen, sister.

  3. Keri Says:

    LOVE it! Now go forth and get MARRIED!

  4. kat Says:

    I love this post…I might have to even borrow your logic when arguing with others!

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