Friday, October 24, 2008

25 million dollars raised in support of Proposition 8? Sad.

I oppose it anyhow, but even if you don't - all of that money could be spent on something worthwhile. Darfur, hurricane victims, orphans in third-world countries, whatever. Any of those would be a better use of that much money than opposition of gay marriage.


Anonymous
10/23/2008
09:45:00 PM

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I agree entirely. I understand why some people would oppose gay marriage, but I don't see how anyone could think the matter worthy of 25 million dollars, supporting or opposing. There are so many isses that need the money more.

thewordofrashi said...

I hate to play the Devil's advocate, but who's to say these people who donate to Proposition 8 don't also donate to Darfur, hurricane victims, etc.

op said...

Okay, point taken. And I will admit that I'm already somewhat biased against the proposition, which probably taints my views.

It just seems (to me) like an excessive amount of money for something that isn't worth it, that could be going to something that's more important.

PChis said...

It depends on what kind of value you put on the degradation of our society's moral fiber.

Anonymous said...

Wait--letting two people who love one another get married is somehow wrong? Enlighten me, please?

thewordofrashi said...

pchis is speaking from "their" perspective.

Anonymous said...

gay angst =ganst

Anonymous said...

The degradation of society's moral fiber is very important, but isn't it more morally reprehensible to deny aid to dying people than it is to allow gays to marry?

Denying money to relief causes isn't exactly killing, but it does allow suffering and possibly death to continue where we could help to stop it. As I remember it, "Thou Shalt Not Kill" makes it into the top ten rules, while "Thou Shalt Not Have Sausage Without Eggs" comes a good deal later. I think God would appreciate it if we got our priorities straight.

Anonymous said...

You could argue that it's much more feasible to save the world from gay marriage than hunger and disease. Or that people might feel that it's much big threat to their communities.

I sort of question whether anyone here would have cared if the money had been raised against Proposition 8.

PChis said...

Every cause has money raised for it. 25 million dollars is chump change as these things go. Feeding orphans is probably more important than your laptop or your TV or that extra 3 degrees colder you keep your AC or that movie you went to see last Friday or the time it takes to keep your tires properly inflated...

but unfortunately I don't see everyone chipping in.
And I mean...at least these proposition 8 money raisers are fighting for something they believe in to save this country.

What is that extra 3 degrees doing for everyone?