WHAT WOULD ARI DO PT 7: GET YOUR NOSE OUT OF MY MARRIAGE

WHAT WOULD ARI DO PT 7: GET YOUR NOSE OUT OF MY MARRIAGE

Matt HealeySunday,31 March 2013

The Snap:

When I got back to the U.S. after a 2 years of living in Singapore, I had lunch with a very good friend of mine. She is a long time reader of the blog and encouraged me to restrain myself in terms of the language used. Since that time I have been much more careful about how I express my points. I cannot do that on this one, so the “What Would Ari Do” series is back.

The Download:

Last week the Supreme Court took up the subject of same sex marriage. Personally I think this one is a no brainer. If a same sex couple gets married, it has no effect on me and my marriage at all. I see no reason to ban same sex marriage. I also think Adrienne did an excellent job of breaking down the arguments one by one. However, I do want to focus on one of the arguments — that marriage is for procreation. I do not have kids and do not have any plans of ever having kids. It is not that we can’t, we choose not to. I know quite a few couples who have made the same choice. So apparently, according to the ass hats of the right, there is something wrong with our marriage. I feel that the only way to respond to this is with an Ari Gold rant:

Get your fucking nose out of my marriage. Before you tell me that my marriage is about procreation, how about finding out if I actually want kids? I didn’t want to hear that shit from my parents, which means I really don’t want to hear it from that sanctimonious asshole Ralph Reed. If you want kids, fine. If you think the purpose of your marriage is kids, fine. But you’ve got some balls to assume you know what I want. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, after all your fucking imaginary friend told you how everyone should live. So here is the deal that I will make with you. You can butt into my marriage as soon as you have fixed the marriage problems in the evangelical community. That means a divorce rate at zero, and no sex outside of marriage — verified by no unwed mothers. Once you have achieved that, then we can discuss if the purpose of my marriage is kids. Until that time, shut the fuck up.

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Adrienne, Ralph Reed, Image Credit: Flickr

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