Ben is a cool straight white vegan guy (oh and so much more). I met him in Chicago as he was passing through last month on his way back home to Portland. After coming to three consecutive shows in Portland (I should get him a t-shirt or something), we met up for a fabulous vegan male (um, meal) where he shared some of his incredibly reasonable and wonderfully presented thoughts on marriage equality for same-sex couples.
an open letter to anyone that does not support homosexual marriage:
first of all, i’ve always been a staunch believer that we shouldn’t even have to debate the idea of granting homosexual couples the same rights as heterosexual couples. of course we should grant them equal rights. we’re complete morons for not having already done so.
the whole basis of the fundamentalist christians’ opposition toward this is that homosexuality is “sinful.” yet at the same time, those christians are willing to admit that their own lives are also plagued with “sin.”so lets say we start denying people basic rights on the basis of them being “sinful.” well if that’s the case, then i guess all christians better be signing themselves up to have THEIR OWN rights revoked.
Take the time to visit his blog and read more.