Recent Homosexual marriage discussion with a theist co-worker.
At work there are a few theists I regularly discuss atheist/theist topics with.
Well, I think I kind of stumped one of them with this line of reasoning regarding gay marriage because he did not have an answer. I basically asked him to tell me exactly what would change if gay marriage were legal. He first started with the reasoning, that it would make it okay for gay couples to live together(this theist is not the sharpest knife in the drawer). Well I asserted that actually nothing would change other than couples being able to share benefits, make medical decisions for their partners and ability to inherit estates. I told him everything he is afraid of gays doing is already going on whether he likes it or not. They are living together, having sex, taking trips, buying houses, adopting children, going shopping, buying groceries, going out in public and every other thing a married heterosexual couple does. There is nothing that he says, his bible says or his preacher says that is going to stop it. They should be entitled to share benefits also. He mentioned something about divorce and my reply was that I do not believe gay marriages are any more likely to end in divorce than straight marriages, which is somewhere around 50%. He seemed even more stumped when one of his fellow theists sided with me.
At this point he pretty much shook his head and walked away.