People make out every little legislative action as if it is going to cause the end of the world. This is especially true from the more conservative sect.
I do not hate Christians or Christianity but it does irk me when republican politicians use their power to make sure that America supports their moral agenda.
This is especially true with gay marriage. Why it has taken this long for this bill to be passed is beyond me.
I used to be a Christian and when I was I still didn’t have any problem with gay marriage being made legal. This is because, although I might have been against homosexuality, I had no constitutional right to say that homosexuals could not get married just because I disagreed with it.
The government’s job isn’t to enforce any one’s religious view. When republicans go on about moral decay in the country it makes me laugh. Homosexuality is just the hot button issue of this decade. It used to be racial equality and if you go further back it was women’s rights and so on and so forth.
The Bible, it seems, always supports whatever the political pundit has to say. The bible doesn’t actually say anything about homosexuality being bad. People interpreted the text to say as much because they were uncomfortable with it.
The Bible is just a text like anything else is a text. I find it odd when Christians will tell me what the stories in the Bible mean and how they are supposed to apply them to their life. Yet, these are the same people who will argue with each other about this verse or that until the end of time.
There are three types of people when it comes to Biblical interpretation. The first is the person who thinks that everything the Bible says literally happened. The second person says that some of the Bible is partly figurative. The third person says that the Bible is completely figurative and metaphorical.
We interpret this text. People think they know what it means but unless God descends from the heavens and announces to the world that the Bible is complete truth, I remain skeptical.
When a politician says that voters should support them because what they are doing is Biblical, I want to say, “According to whom? My friend Suzy Skeptical and I saw that same Biblical passage in a different way thank you.”
This is all, however, almost irrelevant when you look at the issue of gay marriage. I don’t care what the Bible does or does not say. Unless you can argue that gay marriage will endanger the lives of citizens, there isn’t any argument that can be made for it not existing.
Will homosexuals being able to be married endanger society? No. It won’t. The problem republicans have with it is that it will make them feel uncomfortable. And I don’t really care about that.
What’s even more ridiculous is that republican candidates seem to bring it up so often. In light of the recent economic crisis, you would think that this wouldn’t be so much of an issue. The government’s job is to ensure we have the right to choose to do whatever we want to do with our life, unless that involves killing people or something that infringes on the rights of others.
If gay marriage being legal or homosexuality being allowed to exist makes you uncomfortable think of how uncomfortable they must be when you try to take away their rights. If you disagree with it then don’t get a gay marriage yourself. I think that would solve your problem.