LETTER TO EDITOR: ‘Truth’ about gay marriage is out there

LOOKING FOR MEANING: Letter writer Ted Mulder rejects the assertion gay couples want to marry because they love each other.
LOOKING FOR MEANING: Letter writer Ted Mulder rejects the assertion gay couples want to marry because they love each other.

READING the reactions to Warren Truss's opinions on same sex marriage leaves me disgusted with those who don't agree with him via their arrogant, sanctimonious, self serving putdowns of the man.

Everyone in this world has a right to his opinions, whether other people agree with them or not.

It's called a democratic right. And he, and many hundreds of thousands like him, started their lives in an age where even living together while unmarried was totally unheard of, where having a child out of wedlock was something to be ashamed of, where "decency" and "morality" was far deeper ingrained in their daily lives than it appears to have ceased today to almost non-existence (sic).

For many decades longer than this relatively modern surge for "equality" (what codswallop). And all you simple-minded people expect Mr Truss to respect your opinions but you're not prepared to respect his? Who the hell are you to expect that?

What disgusts me even more is that I suspect this rejection of Mr Truss's opinion has less to do with that opinion on same sex marriage as much as it has to do with an obvious political bias against him. After all, there is enough fact-twisting, selective amnesia and political paranoia in the public rants in the pages of newspapers or internet media.

These people don't know what integrity or honesty is if it bit them on that bodily part where this same sex marriage issue really revolves all about (sic).

The legal sanction of using these body parts in places that have been a taboo subject in the world for far, far longer than this minority of sexual crusaders wants us to ignore.

Don't give me that hoo-hah about love. You don't need a marriage ceremony in this modern life to tell the world you're prepared to shack up for life with whoever stirs your hormones.

It all has more to do with seeking the moral approval of family and friends to do what for thousands of years was taboo than it has to do with some kind of declaration for the other half in the relationship, if truth be told.

Am I for or against same sex marriage?

Whatever it is it has more to do with the obvious consequence of such a legal union.

In essence, if two homosexuals want to see their names on some legal document to give some kind of credence to whatever they do in their bedroom it's really none of my business.

But then comes the inevitable topic of acquiring kids. That's where I put my foot down and will thrash anyone who even dares to suggest to me that a kid doesn't have the right to a mother and father as parents.

I'm sure homosexuals will have all the self-serving nonsense to dispute that but, read me well; I don't give one damn for any of it.

Ted Mulder,


Gympie Times

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