Woodruff wrote:Phatscotty wrote:I'm currently in the process of being hired to speak around my state on the issue of marriage.
I don't understand this part. Are you speaking to inform people about what marriage is? Are you speaking to persuade them that allowing homosexuals to marry will destroy marriage? I'm not trying to be a smartass...I really don't understand why someone would pay someone else to "speak on the issue of marriage".
I am not sure yet. what I want to do is simply explain what this issue means on 4 or 5 different levels, and I do not plan on making a religious argument at all. From all the people who I have talked to, I realize that most people have not even begun to explore the issue on anything except for the most basic level.
Example: "Do you support gay marriage?" most common answer "Yes. I think people should be able to love whoever they want." They do not even realize that people absolutely already can and do love WHOEVER they want. Right at that exact moment, 5 seconds into the conversation, I continually see the light-bulb turn on in their heads. They have never thought past that. There is no law that prevents gay people from being gay, or says who you can or can't love. I 100% support people loving whoever they love, and I 100% understand it's none of my business.
It's a big deal because we are voting in my state this November if we are going to amend our constitution to define marriage as between 1 man and 1 woman. fyi we are also voting on voter ID. Voter ID has 70+ support, and traditional marriage is over 60%.