This isn’t a political website; it’s an MMA website. But Josh Thomson recently made some comments about gay marriage on his Facebook page that deserve some attention. I’ll try to reserve my own opinions–although it’s impossible to write this article without them seeping through–so they don’t overshadow Thomson’s comments.
Here’s the question “The Punk” recently raised on Facebook: “Should you be allowed to marry whoever you want? Before you answer that, should u be allowed to have more than 1 wife?”
Fair enough I guess. Anyone can ask a question. But we know exactly where he’s going with this. He garnered quite a bit of debate (some of it well thought out; some of it not) and he replied to them a bit later. Here is his next comment.
“I’m only asking a question. My next question is, should siblings be allowed to marry siblings? My point is, where do you draw the line? I personally don’t care who you marry but I also am smart enough to know that it opens a gateway to men/women trying to marry young kids, siblings marrying each other and people having multiple husbands an wives. You have to think all of these things are okay otherwise your stopping them from being happy as well which is hypocrisy. Equality doesn’t stop with gay marriage, it just starts with it.”
Thomson is comparing same sex marriage to incest, polygamy and most disturbingly, pedophilia. Do we really need to explain to Josh that an adult trying to marry a child is NOT AT ALL comparable to gay marriage—which involves two consenting adults? But he goes even farther in the next comment. Buckle up.
He went on to suggest that the next step is humans marrying animals. Yep, he went there. Animals. Josh Thomson just suggested that gay marriage could lead to people being allowed to marry animals. He covers himself using the blanket, “I personally don’t give a shit who you marry, but…” line, but he must…otherwise why bring it up?
Pat Miletich even chimed in agreeing 100% with Thomson and adding a few more logs to the fire. Thanks Pat. Finally Thomson posed this hypothetical question. I’ll bold it for impact. Typos and errors are his, not mine.
“why is it okay for gays to marry and your gonna turn around and tell the guy he can’t marry the lil girl next door or the teacher she cant marry the lil boy in her class? Siblings, animals, etc. Why can’t they be happy like gay people an heterosexual people?”
By now I’m sure you know my own stance on the topic. I think most of the arguments against gay marriage went out of style about the time of women wearing bonnets and churning butter. That’s my opinion. What do you think?
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