Thursday, July 13, 2006

Permission

Whose permission would you need to get married to the person you love?

Thanks to Vivian Nelson for sending this to me!

Monday, July 10, 2006

Pride and Predjudice

We should go ahead right now and let it be known that Little Larry is deeply committed to the sanctity of marriage. He believes that marriage is a sacrament, and should be honored as such. But what's a sacrament, COMM-D? you may be asking. Sometimes we toss those heavy words around without really understanding their meaning. A sacrament is a rite believed to be a means of (or visible form of) grace. And grace? Grace is just a word we use to define Divine love and protection bestowed freely on people.* So to recap: God, or your Higher Power as you have come to know Her, bestows Her love and protection freely on all living things. And we share in Her grace with rites that honor Her. God is love. Marriage is love. Marriage is sacred. Which is why Little Larry believes that people who love each other, and want to share the grace of this love with the world, should be free to be married. Because how could an act, committed out of love, and bestowed by the grace of God, be anything but a blessing? How could one marriage be a threat to another? If your marriage is so weak that the idea of two women or two men marrying is threatening to you, then perhaps it is your marriage that is not sacramental? I know it scares Frank Corte awfully bad. When the 2003 Defense Of Marriage Act that he co-authored died in the house, he didn't let that stop him. He just co-authored another one in 2005 and helped pushed it through until it passed. Rather graceless, don't you think?

And our thanks to Sam Sanchez (Publisher, QSanAntonio.com) for providing the photo of Little Larry's parade march. For more photos of the event, click here.




* These are Dictionary.com definitions, I couldn't redefine these words to better prove my point if I tried.