The more I meditate on it, the more completely insane it seems that Charles Manson has been issued a marriage license. Soon, if reports are to be believed, he’ll be legally married in California. A marriage that would be recognized by my home state of Texas.
Meanwhile, the 15 to 20 legally married same-sex couples at Northaven?
Couples who have been legally wed in another state?
Couples who pay taxes here, raise their families, care for their spouses?
Couples who faithfully attend church, volunteer in their communities?
Couples who are *not* criminally insane mass murderers locked behind bars for the rest of their lives?
The marriages of *these* couples are not legally recognized by my state…
Do you know insane that sounds when you say it out loud?
I don’t mean to minimize Manson’s crimes. I’m well aware of them. I’ve read the books. I’ve even been a pastor (previously) to the family members of one of the “Manson-family” members(no joke). So, I know, all too well, just how criminally insane he is. Which is precisely what makes this situation so surreal.
I mean, really…when I think of this situation, of this crazy juxtaposition….a criminally insane man, locked behind bars….unable to be a genuine partner to his “wife” in even the most basic of ways, but granted a legal and recognized “marriage”….and these loving couples…still waiting for legal recognition in Texas….
I have to ask, who’s really insane? Manson or us?