I hope I'm not too late to make a statement on this topic. I was raised in a christian church and it has never failed to amaze me how selective religious people can be about what parts of the Bible they choose to follow. I know of 1 or 2 verses in the Bible that denounce homosexuality (provided the modern day translation is completely accurate). I also know of multiple passages about not judging, loving each other equally no matter what, that vengence belongs to God alone, and treating others like we want to be treated. I wonder if those people that say being gay is wrong or immoral are really perfect enough to be casting the first stone? Would they want to be hated and persecuted for being who THEY are? Have any of those denouncing gay marriages based on the Bible ever been divorced or been unfaithful? Both are as much of an abomination as homosexuality. Also, since when is it the state's place to dictate who may or may not be married? I always believed that marriage was a human's inherent right and that the government was involved for documentation, not to dictate who may or may not declare their devotion and love through the act of marriage.
Maybe once all of the heterosexual marriages are perfect and we have ceased to sin within our own relationships, then we can try telling a gay couple
that their love for each other is wrong. People, generally, do not choose to be gay, they are created that way. What kind of God creates people who
are either forced to deny themselves of love and intimacy or be condemned to hell?
As for the argument of homosexuality spreading disease, I think it has a lot less to do with being gay and alot more to do with the increasing rate of
promiscuity amongst people as a whole. Gay marriages would encourage monogamy. Why NOT get the milk for free, if you CAN'T buy the cow? All of
these people afraid of disease really have nothing to worry about unless THEY are indiscriminately sleeping around or using intravenous drugs. The
risk of getting anything in other ways is minimal at most. If you use a little discrimination before being intimate with someone or better yet wait
until you love them enough to risk your life to sleep with them, gay or straight, then I'm willing to bet the whole disease spreading issue would
One last thing, just out of curiosity, is it wrong for a woman to sodomize her husband? It's a heterosexual couple, so "morally speaking" it
should be okay right?