The New Marriage Equality Movement: Ban Divorce

Dear Lord! When will Prop 8 opponents wake up and realize that attempts to undermine traditional marriage, no matter how tongue in cheek, are not the way to win friends and influence people?

Apparently, that epiphany will come at some point after they gather signatures for a petition to protect the sanctity of heterosexual marriage by prohibiting divorce. The petition reads:

Divorce destroys the sanctity of marriage and its powerful influence on the betterment of society. This proposition would keep the very meaning of marriage from being transformed into nothing more than a contractual relationship between two adults. Prohibiting divorce between heterosexual married couples will keep the interests of children and families intact. We will continue to celebrate marriage as the union of husband and wife, not as a relationship between “Party A” and “Party B.” The marriage of a man and a woman has been at the heart of society since the beginning of time and it promotes the ideal opportunity for children to be raised by a mother and a father in a family held together by the legal, communal, and spiritual bonds of marriage. As a society we should put the best interests of children first, and those interests lie in traditional marriage. Permitting divorce destroys marriage as we know it and causes a profound harm to society. We should be restoring marriage, not undermining it.

And for those of you who voted yes on Prop 8 but disagree with this petition…Why? This petition is copied and pasted from literature from your website,, but applied to Divorce instead of Gay Marriage. So how can you argue with your own words?

Worst. Strategy. Ever.

I support gay marriage 100 percent, but I will never support these morons in their self-defeating attention grabs. As long as same sex marriage supporters continue to frame the debate this way, their mission will continue to be unsuccessful. “We’re right, you’re retarded, here’s why you’re a bleepin’ hypocrite,” just isn’t the way to go. A little empathy would be a good start. Heck, even a half-hearted attempt at understanding where their opponents are coming from would help.

Or they could just keep belittling people with different views:


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