Gay marriage: it’s the government’s job to ensure rights

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.

2 comments on “Gay marriage: it’s the government’s job to ensure rights
  1. Don’t quit your day job buddy; I didn’t have a problem with your article, until I came across your statement which said “The bible actually doesn’t say anything about homosexuality being bad”. You did not do your research because the Bible does talk about homosexuality being wrong. Here are the two main verses that speak of it, 1. “If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination.” (Leviticus 20:13) 2. “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived, neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.” (1 Corinthians 6:9-11). As you can see the Bible Cleary states that this is wrong, there is not interpretation needed, it is plain as day. The second verse talks about forgiveness in the last part, and it says that if you accept Christ and repent, that you will be forgiven. So REAL Christians do not believe that homosexuals will go to hell, but they do believe that it is immoral. So before you start talking about what the bible says and what our religion represents, how about you go to the SPSCC library and check out first.

  2. I agree with Marina’s post, you should have done at least some research before making a statement like that. It really kind of makes you look ignorant, and definitely doesn’t help your credibility. I just want to comment on one part of your article (it’s technically an editorial, since it’s just based on your own opinion).

    The point you try to make here is that politicians are voting on gay rights bills based on their own sense of morals. Or, specifically, their Christian morals. (You also make it sound like the only Christians involved in politics are conservative republicans, which is a little ignorant as well.)

    You say the government’s job isn’t to enforce anyone’s religious view, and that is correct. The government’s job is to represent the people. I, as a person, believe homosexuality is morally wrong, and I want the government official I elected to represent my view, the same way he would represent my view on taxes or healthcare.

    I personally do believe in the separation of church and state, as in there is no place for the government in religion and vice versa, however I don’t believe that a Christian person, or politician, has to stop being a Christian when it comes to voting. If you are asking all politicians to suspend their own beliefs when it comes to passing bills, then you are asking for the opposite of democracy. Then it is not a question of politicians forcing their moral agenda on you, it becomes a case of you forcing your moral agenda on them.

    So, Mr. Springer, while you have the right of free speech to try and convince me that you’re right, you do NOT have the right to tell me that because I make decisions based on my religion, I am wrong.

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