Friday, October 29, 2010

How do you exchange vows with a clock?

(Eleventh of a series)

That's Tea Partier Rebecca Kleefisch, Republican candidate for lieutenant governor in Wisconsin. She says people shouldn't be able to marry clocks. Or a dog. Or a table. That was her quaint way of slamming same-sex marriage. As she explains her ill-timed imagery to make a point:
"This is a slippery slope. In addition to that at what point are we going to be okay marrying inanimate objects?"
That would not be too far off the reservation for some spouses who have long lamented that their partners were inanimate objects. But really, a clock would take it beyond the point of no return even though by Kleefisch's fundamental Christian references, I doubt that the Bible would have anything useful to add for anyone who might want to say "I do" to a tall oak timepiece at the altar.

No comments: