"Where's the kaboom? There was supposed to be an earth-shattering kaboom?" –Marvin Martian

Man, I am so surprised that Wendell Berry went to the straw man argument of “lol do u think infertile couples hav 2 divorce?” because that one sure never comes up.

Here’s my take: I think the government is dumb, so just about every law that gay marriage advocates cry about should be repealed. For example, I learned that one of the things gays want to do is leave property to their favorite sexual partner(s) when they die without the government stepping in to nullify their wills and declare that their next of kin gets it instead or something. See, I don’t know where the government gets off deciding to rewrite your will to begin with. It’s your stuff. I don’t care who you leave it to, and I sure as heck do not think some fat, lying, grabby politician knows better than you what do with it. Many more examples abound.

That said, if you chafe under this idea that you can’t have sex with whomever you want and be in good standing at your church, just leave. This isn’t 1345. No one will kill you or put you in prison for deciding your religion is dumb and joining one that lets you do whatever you want. But you know what? You’re not going to change things in a meaningful way. Even if you get some resolution rammed through your local church council, the church is just going to split. And the part that doesn’t believe things any more is going to die.

It’s just the way these things go.