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Questions, Questions

Greg Crosby

By Greg Crosby

Published July 24, 2015

 Questions, Questions

Now that homosexuals and lesbians can legally be married in this country, a few questions come to mind. One is regarding politically correct name and label usage. Follow me on this. Okay, when a man and a woman get hitched we have a bride and a groom, right? So when two men get married do we have two grooms? Do we have two brides when two women get married? I guess that would be logical.

And what about the terms "husband" and "wife?" What do they mean now? Are two married homosexual men both considered husbands and are two married lesbians both wives? Or is one the wife and one the husband? Is the term "husband" exclusively male and the term "wife" exclusively female? Is anything exclusively anything anymore?

And now with this new law, is it also legal for two transgender people to get married? If not, why not? And what are they called? "I now pronounce you Husband/wife and wife/husband." If a man who changes into a woman and a woman who changes into a man decide to marry, are they husband and wife or trans-husband and trans-wife? Maybe we need to invent new descriptive names.

Why can't three people get married if one or more of the threesome is bisexual and all three love each other? Who is to say that they shouldn't? And if the only criteria now for marriage are love between consenting adults, why not allow brother/sister marriage? Or two sisters. Or two brothers. Or mother and son.

If a person "feels" like he is both a male and a female equally, do you call that person a "he" or a "she?" Again, I guess we need new names for these people. Maybe we just refer to them as "whatever" of "whatizit." We could have terms such as feminine, masculine, and transuline. When a person starts the process of changing genders, is that sex change goal called a transmission?

How old do people have to be before they are allowed to have sex changes? Why wait until a person is twenty-one or eighteen if they "feel" like they are another sex at twelve or thirteen? Isn't it cruel to make them wait? If we observe same sex behavior in our pets, is it our duty to have them undergo sex change procedures? If not, why not? If it's right and humane for people to do it, why not do it for the poor animals that clearly would rather be another sex?

Here's a question on another subject: Why hasn't it dawned on anybody that every major foreign policy decision made by this guy occupying the White House has been detrimental to America? He has reversed America's loyalties, making our allies our enemies and our enemies our allies. He has consistently taken the side of evil, repressive and dangerous governments over America's peaceful democratic friends at every opportunity. How is it that this doesn't bother others in our government? Why hasn't anyone in congress or the Senate spoken out on this?

Could it be that everyone is afraid to level this criticism at him because he happens to be black? It is believed in liberal circles, (and actually been said in liberal media) that basically any criticism of him or his policies is considered racist. And, by the way, ever since this "transformative black man who was going to bring all of us together" has been in office, race relations in our country has actually gotten worse. In fact racial divisions haven't been this bad since the early sixties. I'm convinced he has purposely made things worse. He may be slicker, but he's no less a race-baiting demagogue than is Al Sharpton or Louis Farrakhan.

Virtually all our elected officials, liberal or conservative, are scared to make the case that Barak Obama is no friend to America. They don't want to be called racist. How sad that the greatest country on earth is being transformed into a third rate socialist democracy thanks to politically correct racial politics. If a white guy sitting in the Oval Office had done the same things that Obama has done, he wouldn't have lasted this long, or even have gotten reelected.

How will our country ever recover from this sharp turn to the left? Will America ever be what it used to be, or is it all over?

Questions, questions.

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JWR contributor Greg Crosby, former creative head for Walt Disney publications, has written thousands of comics, hundreds of children's books, dozens of essays, and a letter to his congressman. He's also a Southern California-based freelance writer.

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