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Originally posted by jezebel
I agree with everything you said, but feel that while God may see HIS creation (Homosexuals) as an abomination, it is not my place, nor anyone else's to dictate or judge what a person chooses to do in his/her personal life. If we all have free choice then judgement should be reserved for God in the end, and we should live & let live,so long as it doesn't harm anyone else.
As far as the political side is concerned, while I take issue with the extremists seeking privelege instead of equality, every mistreated or disrespected group that has ever fought for their civil rights has been told that they are asking for what they don't deserve (i.e., women, blacks, protestants, etc.). If that wasn't the case, there wouldn't have been any reason to fight in the first place.
Marriage is a declaration and vow between two people to love, honor & cherish each other. It has nothing to do with politics or religion. In a day & age where people marry for every reason other than love, the desire to marry for love is a beautiful thing no matter who is getting hitched.
One more question, as far as I know, the Bible only mentions men lying down with other men. Are lesbians also an abomination, since they don't engage in sodomy?
Should Gays be allowed to marry?
Originally posted by Lilith
Should Gays be allowed to marry?
who has the right to stop people celebrating their love or commiting to one another. This question shouldn't even have to be asked any more ....but unfortunatly... people are still .....stupid.
Two. I think many choose the gay lifestyle or are ambivalent and unsure......as black guy, I've never been in any doubt about my minority status in this country.
Originally posted by Hillbilly
2.) As for gays adopting? Well, lets take a look at that. I have no doubt that gay couples can be loving parents, but there is more to raising children than just love. (Yes, I am a parent) By nature, children are very curious and inquisitive, but aren't quite able to understand complicated issues. How do you explain it to a child when they ask; "Why do I have two daddies/two mommies when all the other kids have one daddy and one mommy?" And the answer "I'll explain it when your older" doesn't cut it. This could easily leave them confused. Or worse yet, many could grow up believing that being gay is normal where being heterosexual is not. The possible result is a class or group of people who turn their anger or frustration at another group they deem "not normal" meaning heterosexuals. I know that this has happened to gays: being hated for being different, but do two wrongs make a right?
3.) About learning to be more tolerant, what has doing so ever produced? psychologists and therapists for years have told us that murderers, rapists and pedophiles were once victims of various kinds of abuse and we should learn to be more tolerant of their situation. Child psychologists have told us not to spank our children, and be more tolerant of their actions. And we are also told to be more tolerant of other nations' actions...even those filled with hatred for others. What has all this tolerance gotten us? A higher crime rate, teenage gangs, children having children and terrorist acts against the U.S. Now, I'm not saying to be completely intolerant of anything new, but we have to draw the line somewhere.