Napalm Death Frontman Supports Gay Marriage: 'Its a Basic, Fundamental Human Right'
"Nobody has the right to dictate the way that these things go," says singer Barney Greenway.
Posted on Jun 11, 2013 02:32 pm
Napalm Death frontman Barney Greenway recently gave a strong support to gay marriage, calling it one of the basic human rights that nobody has the right to ban or interfere with.
During a chat with Loudwire, the singer compared the gay marriage situation to the civil rights issue in the States, calling it "exactly the same thing.""I've got a very basic view on this; it's a human rights issue," Greenway said. "I think it's a civil right issue; I would draw a parallel to the civil rights issue in the States. It's exactly the same thing. People have got the right to do whatever they'd like with their lives if it's a basic human principle and they're not hurting anybody else. Its basically nobody else's f--ing business who anybody gets married to."
The singer then made a jab at the views church has regarding the gay marriage, saying, "Nobody has the right to dictate the way that these things go. The churches might think they do, but that's all mundane crap anyway, in my eyes. Nobody has the right to tell anyone else what to do in the fundamentals of life. I just find it quite ludicrous, to be honest, that people are debating this or trying to set a legal precedent."It's about two human beings doing something that's a perfectly human being thing to do that makes them happy and people should basically f--ing stay out of it. It shouldn't even come to a matter of legalization. It's a basic, fundamental human right. I can't see where the legal issue is that says that two people of the same sex cant get married. I don't understand what laws have been broken. You could start getting really stupid with this and start talking about 'God's natural law,' which I think is utterly ridiculous."
The singer elaborated further, saying, "There are many things I have problems with - with churches and religion in general - and I'm not saying that all religious people do think that way in terms of trying to stop same-sex relationships or gay marriage, not everybody that does that is involved with religion, but there are some major lobbying groups and movements that are very much involved in that."
Finally, Greenway summed up his opinions, saying, "Again, it's a fundamental human rights issue. It's the same as the right for people of color to go on public buses. It's exactly the same issue in my eyes. It's a civil rights issue, not a legal issue."
Napalm Death are currently busy touring with a string of confirmed concert dates stretching well into mid-December. The band's latest studio effort, "Utilitarian," was released in February 2012 via Century Media Records as the group's fifteenth album.