If we let gays marry, then what about the Jedi?


See! They told you so! First we let Adam and Eve become Adam and Steve now we have to agree to marry Qui Gon Jin to Mace Windu.

Why? Because Scotland is planning an amendment to the current Civil Partnership and Marriage laws which will allow any group purporting a belief to conduct weddings.

The government claims it’s to allow humanists to perform marriages, however the Free Church of Scotland says it will allow anyone with a belief to officiate at weddings.

More than a 100,000 such “knights” exist in the UK according to the last Census.

“There are loads of people in a diverse society like this for whom belief can mean virtually anything – the Flat Earth Society and Jedi Knights Society – who knows?” says church spokesman the Rev Iver Martin.

“I am not saying that we don’t give place to that kind of personal belief, but when you start making allowances for marriages to be performed within those categories then you are all over the place.”

I think someone should tell Rev. Martin that the Jedi Knights are a joke religion. The Jedi don’t believe that they can deflect bullets with lightsabers. And if anything there would be a schism between Republic and post Republic Jedi philosophies since one allows marriage and the other does not. In fact it’s kind of a major schism.

And all because we want to let gays marry each other. Such a slippery slope.

Why it’s like the sliding increases in the powers of Palpatine and indeed Jacen Solo when they both usurped power… Where will it stop!

Comments

  1. smrnda says

    I don’t even get what the problem is. Giving even the most ridiculous group the right to perform marriages isn’t going to result in any harm. The only issue I can get is that members of established religions fear that, by allowing Jedi Knights to perform marriages, it sends the message that they are only as legitimate as the Jedi Knights. Which I would totally support, since I doubt most joke religions have ever caused the level of harm that the ‘real’ ones have.

  2. otranreg says

    I think someone should tell Rev. Martin that the Jedi Knights are a joke religion.

    It’s tautology hour!

    Also, religious marriage is a joke anyway and means squat, and choosing one over another is like choosing red or blue napkins to wipe your hands after a meal and thinking that it’ll somehow change the nutritious value of the food.

  3. otranreg says

    And not allowing people to choose a different (religious) ceremony is like being a waiter who refuses to give napkins to the patrons, suggests wiping hands on their own jeans, and hands out coupons to a nearby quick dry-cleaner.

  4. matty1 says

    I’ve never understood why you even need government involvement in the religious ceremony. Do what the Dutch do, everyone gets a civil marriage and if you want to go to the Church/Temple/Sacred Grove of your choice before or after and celebrate any way you see fit that is your business not anyone elses.

  5. khms says

    Ever since Bismarck[*], here in Germany the rule was that you had to have a civil marriage and afterwards you were allowed to get a religious one. Only very recently the two were decoupled completely.

    But we still haven’t managed to give same-sex couples the right to civil marriage, instead handing out a “civil partnership” with less rights. One of those – adopting your partner’s children – was recently retrofitted by the supreme court, but there’s still a way to go.

    “If we give people in a civil partnership the same rights as those in a marriage, it devalues the marriage – and the constitution says we have to protect marriage and family!!11!”

    “True, but you’re not doing a great job protecting the family that way. And there’s a simple solution: drop the civil partnership, allow them to marry instead.”

    [*] He didn’t want to leave the church that much power.

  6. sqlrob says

    “I am not saying that we don’t give place to that kind of personal belief, but when you start making allowances for marriages to be performed within those categories then you are all over the place.”

    Yeah, so? Sad about your monopoly going away?

  7. S Mukherjee says

    What does it matter whether I perform a Presbyterian wedding or a Smurf wedding or a Harry Potter wedding — surely it’s not a legally recognised marriage unless it is registered with the authorities?

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