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Does God Really Care Who You Marry?
If he does, he's trivial, but this really shouldn't be a surprise. I mean, this is a god who is jealous, insecure, full of rage, a misogynist, and above all, a big fat liar. One needn't go too far into the bible, the book that all Christians seem to be quoting from in regards to this debate on same sex marriage, to see that the Christian god contradicts himself at any given chance. At best, he makes it impossible to obey his every command and follow in his footsteps.
Most Christians will argue that what god may have done or ordered to be done in the bible was necessary for those times. Things like genocide or stoning women to death for not being a virgin, are not endorsed in modern times. So my question is this: Why then do Christians demand that fellow humans, because of their genetic inclination to want to be with the same sex, are not deserving of equal rights because of what it states in the bible? Wouldn't this be regarded as merely one of those things like stoning women to death that are no longer advocated?
Why Should These Caveats Be Ignored?
If your argument is that modern times demand a more modern interpretation of the bible, then you are clearly saying that morality has evolved since the days of the bible. If that is true, then you can't cherry pick a few verses that reflect your personal interests to try and dehumanize an entire population of people. If your argument is that the bible is the perfect word of god and it should be followed to the letter, then you Christians have a lot of work to do, because I don't think I have ever, at least not in my lifetime, seen any of the above biblical laws put into practice. So forgive me, Christians, if I look upon your crusade to obliterate the evil that is same sex marriage with little more than contempt and disdain. Trivial doesn't even begin to describe what you are pushing for here.
God Must Have an Awful Lot of Time on His Hands
Most Christians will agree with me in thinking that the Islamic view that Allah really cares how a women dresses is ridiculous. I mean, millions of Muslim men seem obsessed with making sure that all women are covered from head to toe and any woman that goes against the wishes of Allah is stoned to death. Pretty harsh, right? But most will agree that this is trivial. Why would a god, any god, with infinite wisdom and power, with more pressing issues at hand, spend even a millisecond worrying about a human woman's wardrobe? Well, if you think this is trivial, but you think your god has a vested interest in who a person you don't even know sleeps with, you are just as ridiculous.
It's just as ridiculous to think that even for one second, you are so important to your god that he will answer your prayers, give you what you want, while denying an entire continent of food and water. But, these same Christians that believe that homosexuals aren't worthy of equal rights are probably the same individuals that believe that their god is punishing Africa for their homosexual acts. Tsk, tsk, Christians. Not a very loving attitude. In fact, it's downright hateful. Yet, this is the kind and loving god you want to portray, right?
This is a Civil Rights Issue, Not a Religious One
You can have your opinions, Christians, but keep them to yourselves. There once was a time when right-wing Christians believed that blacks were less than human and that they didn't deserve equal rights. Most of us today look back on that time in our history with shame. Not all, but most do. How different do you think the same sex marriage issue is to the plight of millions of black Americans in the sixties? It's not different at all. You can quote from your little book all you want, just like Christians did back then in an attempt to justify their bigoted beliefs. That's all you are doing now, Christians.
If history has taught us anything it is that humans will always fight for equality. We will not stop until we get it. Maybe in as little as five or ten years same sex marriage will be legal in every state in this country, and you, my Christian friends, will have revealed your true colors for naught. Keep fighting the good fight although this means different things to people on either side of the fence. But just like the blacks won their civil rights, so, too, will homosexuals. All you will be left with, Christians, is the bitter taste of defeat.
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