Gay Marriage in Space

July 13, 2008 | 33 comments

On the sweetness of Mormon life.

I kid, gentle reader. I kid.

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33 Responses to Gay Marriage in Space

  1. Julie M. Smith on July 13, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    Adam, you are so weird. So very, very weird.

  2. Ardis Parshall on July 13, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    … and in this case, surprisingly wonderful.

  3. Thomas Parkin on July 13, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    Hurrah! Best. SSM Post. Ever.


  4. Earl B on July 13, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    I don’t get it……

  5. Eric Russell on July 13, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    Adam, this deserves a niblet for something. I don’t know what for, but for something.

  6. sister blah 2 on July 13, 2008 at 10:47 pm


  7. ronito on July 13, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    Fantastic! A++++++ would read again.

  8. Ray on July 13, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    Holy Cow, Adam. Awesome!

  9. Kaimi Wenger on July 13, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    I haven’t quite figured out the details of how or why, but I’m sure that Adam G. is wrong.


  10. manaen on July 13, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    So engrossing that I read the entire posting in one sitting!

  11. Ardis Parshall on July 13, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    Read it, manaen? Heck, it was so moving I *memorized* it!

  12. Earl B on July 13, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    I still don’t get it……

  13. Ivan Wolfe on July 14, 2008 at 12:06 am

    What do baby goats have to do with it?

  14. Brian Duffin on July 14, 2008 at 12:31 am

    Does this have anything to do with pigs in space?

  15. Alison Moore Smith on July 14, 2008 at 12:58 am

    Can I copy this to my Christmas newsletter?

  16. Adam E. on July 14, 2008 at 8:54 am

    Shocking. And yet…

  17. Dan on July 14, 2008 at 10:31 am

    God is in space…

  18. Steve Evans on July 14, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    NASA is disquietingly hush about whether this has already occurred.

  19. kevinf on July 14, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    Adam, I couldn’t agree with you more…or is it less? Happy Bastille Day!

  20. Gerald Smith on July 14, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    Would marriage in space be a gay thing?

  21. Thomas Parkin on July 14, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    “Would marriage in space be a gay thing? ”

    Do you mean ‘happy’?

    I suppose it depends on the marriage. A bad marriage might become much worse in space. Imagine not having the option of calling the cops!, for instance. On the other hand, if your spouse were cryogenically frozen until you reached Jupiter, that could make for some lovely, solitary months. And the reunion intimacy might be very engaging and special, with big ole Jupiter sitting out there – the music of the spheres, and all that romance.


  22. Adam Greenwood on July 14, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    Also Jupiter has deadly radiation belts so the imminent prospect of death would add spice to your intimacy.

  23. Matt Rasmussen on July 14, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    I propose a limit of one post on gay marriage per blog site per comment cycle (don’t start a new one if we’re all still ranting on the previous post.) ;)

  24. Thomas Parkin on July 14, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    That’s true, Adam. Danger is kinda hot, and you’ll need all the heat you can get in the cold cold dark of remote space.

    As for those deadly belts, I quote Paul Rodgers, while singing with Jimmie Page and the Firm,

    “turn me on tonight!, I’m Radioactive! Radioactive!”

    (apologies all around)


  25. Colette on July 14, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    Who are you people? I just read a few things here….. and find you all very strange and facinating. It\’s like I have been alone for so long and now….. I may have found my tribe. My real tribe? I will have to read more. Everything so far is amazing. But I don\’t quite understand. Are you mormons? Are some of you gay mormons? You are obviously very intelligent, delightful, pensive, passionate, and valiant people. I will research more and find answers. But I needed to say something immediately. Or I don\’t think I could stop all of these (literal) tears of joy.


  26. Researcher on July 14, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    “Who are you people?”

    That’s what we’re all asking ourselves. (Especially about people like Adam :-0) (Whoops; I meant: :-)).

    [Arrgh! Did I just comment on an SSM post? The radiation belt must have just collided with the East Coast.]

  27. Aaron Brown on July 14, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    I read Adam’s post as a visceral outburst against a disgusting legal development from which he wants his “space”, coupled with an ungrammatical typing of “in” in lieu of “and” that resulted from the virulent, uncontrolled homophobia that gripped him while at the keyboard. But that’s just me.

    Shame on you, Adam. :)


  28. Kaimi Wenger on July 15, 2008 at 3:42 am

    Welcome, Colette. Nice to have you here, please take a look around.

    Just to warn you, if you hang around here at all, you’ll have to get used to Adam’s posts bringing tears. I can’t guarantee that they’ll all be joyful — but definitely, tears.

    Yep, we’re Mormons. We write and discuss topics of all sorts around here: Politics, gay marriage, abortion, doctrine, gay marriage, feminism, gay marriage, abortion, space exploration, Mormon life, gay marriage, abortion, church history, abortion, and gay marriage.

    None of the blog writers are gay, but many of use have gay friends, and some of our regular commenters are gay. Also, some of us are lawyers, and the more dapper among us dress with vests.

  29. Adam Greenwood on July 15, 2008 at 7:40 am

    As Aaron Brown points out, I’m a virulent homophobe Mormon. Not that’s there’s anything wrong with that. Also I deplore tribalism, since I believe we should all love each other in peace and harmony regardless of race, creed, sex, or sexual orientation. Tribalism is so sodomitical.

  30. danithew on July 15, 2008 at 8:16 am

    Adam Greenwood should start a blog called “A Vested Interest.”

  31. danithew on July 15, 2008 at 8:17 am

    Actually, I have an even better idea.

    Adam Greenwood should publish and sell a calendar with pictures of returned missionaries wearing vests.

  32. Ray on July 15, 2008 at 8:27 am

    in space suits

  33. Adam Greenwood on July 15, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    Floor-length vests, to cover up that unsightly ankle hair.


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