We have been brought up in a society where homosexuality is not acknowledged. To be in love with someone of the same sex is a sin and now to want the rights to live united under the bonds of matrimony is even a huger sin. But my thoughts are if a same sex couple want to unite for the rest of their lives let them. It's none of our business.
Maybe allowing people the right to marry someone of the same sex is upsetting to you but how would you feel if our culture believed in say arranged marriage and you were forced to marry someone you didn't love. Now think about it. Is it really fair for us to force the gay community to be with someone they do not want to be with. Should they not have the same rights as heterosexuals, to spend the rest of their lives united under the bonds of matrimony.
Question your child says mom and dad , I'm love with someone of the same sex. Do you accept them or turn them away ? What happen to loving your child unconditionally and accepting them as they are. I know the Bible says it's a sin, but it also says that the only unforgivable sin is not accepting Jesus. If a gay person accepts Jesus ,but does not change his lifestyle, can he go to heaven?
John 10:28 I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of My hand." there is only one sin that is unforgivable. That is the sin of not believing and not receiving Jesus Christ into your life. God is the only one who truly knows our hearts. Some have reason that a child in a same sex marriage might be teased .But that same reasoning you would be outlawing inter-racial marriage because the child might be teased or let's outlaw people with disabilities from getting married. After all the child might get teased. How far do we take it? When to stop teaching our children hatred and bigotry?
People said the same thing when we allowed blacks the same rights as whites, or when we allowed women the right to vote, or when we allowed blacks and whites to marry each other. People went off about society. I don't believe that religion actually has a whole lot to do with it. I believe that it is ignorance and fear (mostly).
But in the interest of fair play with the people who do not believe that homosexuals should be granted the right, that is your right to think that. I don't agree with it. however I do respect it. However what is it with thinking that a homosexual relationship is all about sex. If sex without the possibility of creating life is wrong, then you better start warning people about masturbation.
Like everyone on this earth gays have the right to be happy. I' am sickened by the sheer volumes of people on this earth that seem to believe it's their duty to correct the gay community on their lifestyle. Gay people are still human, and homophobes need to find a healthy hobby, instead of bashing things they are threatened by or don't understand. These people don't wake up one day and say "I'm going to be gay just for fun, let's go!", it's a natural part of their existence, and to be hated for something they have no control over is as ignorant, old-world, and pathetic as being racist to others with different color skin.
Marriage is really about forming a permanent bond with someone that you love deeply and want to spend the rest of your life with, as well as create your own family with. Being homosexual It's not an anomaly or some freakish disease that they can take pills for, it's natural. Not everyone is the same, this is evident in skin colors and physical appearances I think same sex marriages should be allowed - they are human beings after all and deserve just as much respect as anyone else - basic human rights!
We must accept that people are who they are, and we shouldn't exclude them from anything - including the right to live happily married together. The way I look at it is this: A person's sexual orientation is his or her personal lifestyle. No one has to agree with it but him or her. You aren't forced to accept or condone it, but you have to live with it.
Who cares if another man or woman chooses to live that certain lifestyle? It doesn't affect me and frankly, it's none of my gosh-darned business. They don't sticking their nose in my bedroom , I'm not about to go snooping in theirs. Why do so many people feel the need to stick their noses where they obviously don't belong? I seem to remember something from the Bible that said, "Judge not, lest ye be judged." Homophobia, like racism, is ignorance. We hate and fear what we don't understand. I am not gay, but I couldn't care less if someone else is. I say hell let them get married
Which brings us to another point: God. Actually it's not so much God as it is all God's followers who use the Bible as an excuse to condemn homosexuality. God is a loving God. Why do some people feel that they must do the hating for Him? While is it he preaches love and forgiveness and some of his followers preach gay bashing and intimidation. Bigots!
Marriage is a basic human , the state should not interfere with same-gender couples who choose to marry and share fully an equally in the rights, responsibilities, and commitment of civil marriage." The people who get me are the ones who slam gays as sinners but have engaged in rampant pre-marital sex, something the bible also clearly frowns upon. According to the bible any sexual relationship outside of a committed marriage relationship between one man and one woman demeans the institution of marriage and is a sin. That would include adultery.
What about Divorce Many Roman Catholics have reached different beliefs about when, if ever, the Bible permits divorce and remarriage. According to the Bible, 43% of the same people who condemn a gay man for his homosexuality choose to live in a life of adultery, a sin that's equal to homosexuality in God's eyes. We are not ruled by the bible last I looked. There is a difference between legal and moral. Many things in Todays society are immoral however they are still legal. Therefore who is the Government to decide what is legal based on their opinion that they feel it is immoral.
I sure as hell don't support the state's tendency to attempt to legislate morality based on a typically narrow world or religious view. That's not what freedom is about. I know gays and lesbians that have been good and faithful parents. On the other hand I have seen straight families that mentally abused if not physically abused their children. I believe people should have all of the legal rights possible and if that means we call it a marriage then so be it.
If two committed partners want to legally formalize their relationship, why should the Government prevent them from joining, even if no church will marry them. After all, we allow atheists to get married and they certainly don't go in for the whole religious ceremony.
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