First and foremost this blog post is based on my opinion only. I will be quoting scriptures from the bible. However, I welcome others feedback whether you agree or not but please keep the comments and opinions respectful. All comments will be moderated for language, rudeness and hateful speech. That being said, I thank you for taking the time to be here reading my thoughts!
I wouldn't normally post s debate on this issue, but with so much publicity and controversy, I couldn't help but put in my two cents. Things I see posted on news comments just upset me a lot.
We are seeing more and more in the news about the Supreme Court allowing same sex marriages. For me its a no brainer. It shouldn't be up to anyone what a person does in their life. I understand that laws are put into place for safety but come on. Why should a couple in love have to get permission from anyone else to marry? Is it really any of their business how they live or who they live with? Congress "allows" gays to marry. I thought marriage was a union before God! They are "allowing" what should already be the right of every human being. Regardless of who they are.
I believe that everyone should be able to marry who they want and have the same benefits as others. Why then, do some say differently? Yes this is where religion takes over. Haha
I'm sure everyone reading this have seen News posts about same sex marriage or maybe even commented on one. Have you read some of the other comments people have posted? I know I have and some of those comments can be horrific and hateful. How people say marriage is "only" between a man and a woman, that it isn't "natural" for the same sex to be together, "God hates homosexuals". The people saying these things call themselves Christians! Now do I agree that homosexuality is a sin? Yes. But so is greed, theft, adultery ect...
here are some scriptures to back up why I personally believe these things. 1 Corinthians 6:9&10 " or do you not know that unrighteous people will not inherit God's kingdom? Do not be misled. Those who are sexually immoral, idolaters, adulterers, men who submit to homosexuality, thieves, greedy people, drunkards, revilers, and extortioners will not inherit God's kingdom." Some bibles differ in wording but say the same thing. Here is another good one! Galatians 5: 19-21 " now the works of the flesh are plainly seen, and they are sexual immortality, uncleanness, brazen conduct, idolatry, spiritism, hostility, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, dissensions, divisions, sects, envy, drunkenness, wild parties and things like these. I am forewarning you about these things, the same way I already warned you, that those who practice such things will not Inherit God's kingdom.
Now how many of you can say you have never done any of that? I can't. Do you believe that people can talk to dead loved ones? That's spiritism! Ever been drunk? Ever got angry? Ever been jealous of someone else? Point made right? So this leads me to my next point.
As a Christian I have my opinion about what is right and what is wrong but when I look in the mirror I see flaws, I see sin. I am far from the perfect role model, so why should I be able to tell anyone else how to live their lives? Just because I don't agree that a same sex partnership is right in the eyes of God doesn't mean I should say hurtful things. It doesn't give me permission to tell them, quoting from posts I've seen, "going to hell" or they are "sick people". I was not put on this earth to condemn others or judge them. I was put on this earth to love and encourage my brothers and sisters. Leviticus 19:18 "You must not take vengeance nor hold a grudge against the sons of your people, and you must love your fellow man as yourself. I am Jehovah". I believe that Satan rules this earth. Why do you think we're in such bad shape? If God ruled the earth we would be living in harmony!
As soon as I open my eyes in the morning I am sinning. So how is it a sinner like me has the authority to tell others how to live their life. Well...I don't. Matthew 7:1-5 is a great reference! “Stop judging that you may not be judged; for with the judgment you are judging, you will be judged, and with the measure that you are measuring out, they will measure out to you. Why, then, do you look at the straw in your brother’s eye but do not notice the rafter in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Allow me to remove the straw from your eye,’ when look! a rafter is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the rafter from your own eye, and then you will see clearly how to remove the straw from your brother’s eye." Yet no one, not even me, lives up to it. I don't know how much clearer those verses can be! If you call out someone for their wrongs, be prepared to bring out your own skeletons. When you tell others how to live their life because you think it's wrong, your judging. Plain and simple.
So in conclusion, I believe as a human being we are all created equal and therefore should be treated as such. I don't think it should be anyone else's decision who we marry or how to live our lives. It is our choice and our right in this country to do so. It's also not my place to judge others. That is up to our maker. He gave us freedom of choice but also gave guidelines to follow.
Even if you don't believe in God, don't you at least think the bible gives good advice?
So the next time you see a post or a newscast about gay marriage, think about your own skeletons before you post that hateful message about what is written in the bible and how "wrong" our fellow humans are for just falling in love. Even if you don't agree, everyone deserves to be happy and not to be judged for who they are or how they live. Instead, show kindness and love to your fellow man. Life would be a lot better for everyone if we all minded our our lives and stopped trying to control others lives!