Gay Marriage and today's society
When did America land of the free; turn into America, we only allow people to believe as we do? How did the Christian religion become synonymous with the Bill of Rights? Wake up people we do not live in the Stone Age anymore. This writer is absolutely disgusted with the state of ignorance that society seems to live in. According to, (Mauray & Caulfield) A North Carolina man by the name of, Pastor Charles Worley; called for gay and lesbian people to be locked behind an electric fence and left to die. Moreover, Pastor Sean Harris urges his congregation to punch their kids in the face and “slap their limp wrists” if they show “signs” of being gay. Not surprisingly people like this have led the State of Tennessee to create a bill that would amend the anti-bullying act. According to this bill, it should be ok to bully gay people as long as it is done in the name of God, Politics, or philosophy.
Since everyone and their brother seem to be pulling out Bible quotes; let us take a look at some that do not support their view:
· Luke 6:37 Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.
· Romans 14:10 you, then, why do you judge your brother? Or why do you look down on your brother? For we will all stand before God's judgment seat.
· 1 Corinthians 4:5 therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait till the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of men's hearts. At that time each will receive his praise from God.
In this writer’s opinion, these verses state very clearly that only God can judge and God judges’ people based on what’s inside. So, why then do so many people feel that it is ok to hate in the name of God? Some may say that these people are just looking for a scapegoat so that they can play out their sick little version of how life should be.
So, let us look at another question that people are asking. Why do homosexuals want to take part in a religious ceremony that is supposedly blessed by a God that hates them? First and foremost, Marriage in the eyes of God in the time the Bible was written was extremely skewed. It is defined as a marriage between a man and a woman, Man and his brother’s widow, Man and the woman he raped, male soldier and his prisoner of war, man and wife and wife’s slave, man and wife and man’s concubines. I believe that the point has been made. How in the world is this ok; and it is not ok for (just two) consenting adults who love each other to be united in love?
Secondly, most people who are fighting for this right in fact only want it so that the one that they love will be taken care of if they shall die before them. In most cases when two people fall in love they are surrounded by joy and happiness from those around them. Unfortunately, when two people of the same sex fall in love they are sometimes afraid to tell the people closest to them for fear of shameful persecution. How in the world is this something that is still happening today? The funny thing is that homosexuals are now allowed to fight and die in a war for a country that not only condemns them but also want to prevent the loves of their life from receiving their military benefits when they die.
In conclusion, this article is not written to change anyone’s mind about whether Gay marriage is a sin or not. Everyone has their own opinion and most people have substantial support to back up their view on this subject. This article was written to explain to people that there is such a thing as live and let live. The Christian God actually condemns judging others because that is his job alone. Finally, people who love someone of the same sex are not doing it to change anyone’s views, or to offend others. They are doing it because they were born too.