Essay about Gay Marriage

Submitted By CatBuell
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Who Are We to Judge
Homosexuality and Same sex marriage is when two people of the same gender have sexual relations and get married together, sixteen out of fifty states in the U.S. have a law that says homosexuals have the right to be married. The Bible says in Leviticus 20:13 that homosexuality is an abomination to God and same sex is unrighteous. The Bible also says in Matthew 7:1-5 that we are not to judge, if we are to judge the speck in another’s eye before we take the plank out of our own, we are hypocrites. We are all sinners and God does not say that one sin is better or worse than another, so even though I do not fully agree with homosexuality, if they want to get married that is their decision and who am I to judge and say they cannot.
According to the Los Angles Times: Gay Marriage Chronicle, as of 2012 sixteen states in the U.S. have passed a law that legalizes same sex marriage. Rick Reynolds, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist writes that we as humans have free will and homosexuals have free will to announce that they are gay and want to get married. It is not our right to tell them what to do, if we sit here and judge them for the choices they make then we cannot complain when someone judges us for the mistakes that we make. In Leviticus 20:13 is says same sex it is an abomination, meaning it is wrong, so I will not deny that, but Matthew 7:1-5 says, “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged… You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” When it says to take the plank out of our eye before we remove the speck out of our brothers, it means we must first look at all of our flaws before we go and judge others for theirs. Remember when you point your finger you have three more pointing back at you. Homosexuality is a sin and is wrong in God’s eyes, but in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 it says that we have all sinned, and that each sin and every sin is unrighteous, “Those who sin sexually, worship idols, take part in adultery, those who are male prostitutes, or men who have sexual relations with other men, those who steal, are greedy, get drunk, lie about others, or rob—these people will not inherit God's kingdom.”

The verse above clearly states that if you are a sinner, which you are, than you will not inherit the kingdom of God. God does not weigh sin which means no sin is higher than another, stealing is not worse than lying, murder is not worse than getting drunk, and homosexuality is not worse than sexual immorality. They are all sins, and sin will not get you into the kingdom of God. We as people and more importantly as Christians seem to forget that all sin is the same and we are to love the sinner yet not the sin. For example, when I went to visit my old high school I had the opportunity to speak with a few of the students about this particular essay. When I told them the topic was “Should homosexuals be allowed to get married?” and that I had chosen to be for it, it became a broad discussion. I quickly explained to them that I am backing myself up with the scripture in Matthew that says we are not to judge. They all seemed to still disagree, so I let them voice their opinion, one girl told me that she did not agree that homosexuals should be allowed to marry, but she understood my point. Another girl compared same sex marriage to abortion by stating if we say its okay for homosexuals to get married then its okay for girls to abort babies. I disagreed, explaining that I do not agree with murder, which is exactly what those young women are doing. She then said that being gay is like murder because they are destroying themselves by choosing this life style and choosing to live in sin. I reminder her about the verse in 1 Corinthians 6 and told her she lives a life style in sin as well. A boy then spoke up by saying, “That is why we repent.” I calmly said to him, “Yet you