For starters, and just to be clear, I have been raised by the word of the lord as well as going to every. Single. Sunday. Mass. So, believe me when I say, I understand both sides in the ongoing Gay Rights controversy. On the other hand, my parents have both taught me morals along the way to adulthood and one that sticks with me the most is judgment of others. I was taught that everyone was created equal, and everyone deserves a fair chance to be happy. I quickly learned that just because someone has nice things that does not make them a nice person and vice versa. How you judge someone should be based on their character and how they treat others, not on things they can’t control: race, physical features, financial standings, or sexuality.
In the bible there are various verses that refer to homosexuality. Corinthians 6: 9-10 reads, “Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of god? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor the drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of god.” Now, to some that passage may sound straight forward and to the point, but others have interpreted it differently. In another bible, the word “homosexual offenders” is translated to the word “arsenokoite.” Many believe this a reference to male prostitutes rather than two males who are homosexual. Many then question, “Well why would it be repeated twice?” Valid point, but even if their belief was true the passage continues onto the next verse, “Homosexuals can inherit the kingdom if they come to the Lord, Jesus Christ.” I feel that if the Lord can let homosexuals into the heavens just by them coming to him, then it must not be all too bad.
Another question being inquired is, who gets to say what is and isn’t moral? Firstly, the United States is not a one religion country. Secondly, the phrase “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof” appears in the first amendment to the constitution and should answer any questions regarding church or state. Also, marriage is not just for those who believe and worship Christ. Atheists get married all the time without a problem and you never hear an uproar about it! In addition, it’s also against religious belief to get divorced, but it seems nowadays that’s how most end. Then soon after, you can attend the same heterosexual’s second marriage, then third, and who knows maybe fourth! But you never hear about how this soils and ruins the sanctity of marriage from the church, now do you?
Lastly, many arguments are focused around family and the society of America. They altercate that a child needs both