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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

PB & J anyone?

I'm not really political, hey I can't even vote but this issue is pretty big right now, my household is Yes on Prop 8 - A friend sent me this:

Defending Marriage: ...The issue is simple – trying to protect what God created. I personally find it amazing that a society thinks it has the right to redefine something God was so clear about defining.I know it sounds silly, but it's like trying to redefine a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. When you make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich you put peanut butter on one slice of bread and jelly on the other. But then someone comes along who says, "I don't like jelly, just use peanut butter on both slices of bread - but I still want you to call it a peanut butter and jelly sandwich." It doesn't mean the same thing and you can't redefine a PB & J just because you like the way the name sounds better than a peanut butter and peanut butter sandwich! It's a different combination and it needs its own definition......Have any of you ever seen that commercial where the bride is trying to make her way to the altar, but she keeps encountering obstacles? She trips over cans tied to the back of a car; a flower girl tries to block her way; a wedding guest trips her with a cane. Finally, after the groom is restrained from going to the bride's aid, words come up on the screen: "What if you couldn't marry the person you love?If you didn't know any better you'd think, "Oh my gosh, how horrible if someone couldn't marry the one they loved," right? That commercial very cleverly misguides people to think that proposition 8 is going to keep couples of the same sex from being able to be in a legally binding union with all the rights of any other legally bound union. That's not what this is about! Same sex couples that would like to commit to each other legally have been able to do that for years. This vote isn't going to change that right, this vote only applies to what they are able to call that union. They want to redefine the peanut butter and jelly sandwich!... I hope you enjoyed the analogy as much as I did!


beth said...

We had a very funny PB & J conversation in combined YW/YM one Sunday. It's a good way to think about it.

Pam said...

If only everyone could understand it in such a way.....I feel like there is no hope in even trying to convince people here. We are such a minority in l.a. Hopefully the rest of the state will pull through and pass prop 8.

Gina and Jon said...

Very well put