The following was posted on FB relevant to president Obama’s announcement of his support of gay marriage.
“The dogmatic and hard line approach on some of these things are reminiscent of a purist nature that historically has been the very basis for ethnic cleansing, religious persecution, rating women as second class citizens, etc… All the horrors of human history have been based on a self centered entitlement to and a feeling of obligation to impose ones will and beliefs upon another. I say live and let live. What does allowing people to “marry” in this case take away from all other at a practical and functional level. The answer is clear… “absolutely nothing”. I think people should free themselves of the tension that comes from being entitled to control or deny another a privilege. Although I don’t understand how the heck a man could want another man, I refuse to get between them… yes “pun” intended!”