Tired of Being Humble: I Do Not Support Gay Marriage
I am going to TRY to keep this very polarizing, very important issue as light as I possibly can. I don’t intend to degrade anyone who is Pro-Gay marriage. I am not anti-Same Sex couples, relationships or transgendered individuals. I am actually for equal PROTECTION of same sex couples under the law. I believe in civil unions and domestic partnerships. I just don’t support any perversion of marriage. Yes, I refer to it as a perversion of marriage. I don’t apologize for that. You didn’t apologize for calling me a bigot for not supporting same sex marriage, so I won’t apologize for standing behind my belief that marriage should be between a man and a woman. I’m tired of being humble! *pulls on red hoodie*
A lot of people will go on and on asking how if marriage is so sanctified, why do men and women royally screw it up so much? I would say it’s a sign of the times. We live in a world where PEOPLE…individuals in general, screw a ton of things up. We make things complicated that should be simple. We make things important that should be trivial and vice versa. We glorify celebrity unions, gush over how our two favorite celebrities tied the knot in a quick ceremony after a 3 month courtship, and also support women bearing children alone because women are strong and independent enough to be an entire family unit. Who needs a dad, if she doesn’t want one? There’s a lot of shit wrong with our society. It doesn’t mean that because a ton of things are wrong with something, we should throw its fundamentals by the wayside. There is a ton wrong with our government. Should we scrap the constitution and bill of rights and start over? Doubtful. That would be chaotic. Who wants to promote anarchy? Of course, people will also say that is a poor comparison. I don’t think it is.
I think that opening up marriages to couples of the same sex is a gateway to ANY type of unions. I know that particular line of thinking is totally taboo, but I often get into arguments with people who cite the historical significance of homosexuality, when arguing why it should be ok for homosexual couples to marry. Why is it ok for you to say “homosexual people have been around forever, and in some societies they were accepted and regarded highly, so saying its unnatural or a perversion of marriage is flawed” but not ok for me to think a standard like that can also open up the door to bigamy, polygamy and pedophilia? From a scientific standpoint, modern science concludes that homosexuality and pedophilia are both inherent genetic traits. One can’t control whether they will become a homosexual any more than they can control whether they will become a pedophile. Both have historic significance…why do you think that in the future, allowing the definition of marriage to be amended in ONE way, won’t open it up to be amended in MANY ways? Be mindful…I am NOT comparing the types of relationships, or suggesting one is, to me, the same as another. ..but honestly just because I don’t, doesn’t mean someone else, or one day a large group of people won’t.
I try not to cite the bible when I argue against gay marriage. Mostly because the bible IS a book that has been misinterpreted in many ways…but I am VERY TIRED of people utilizing misinterpretation as a way to paint people into a corner. BOTH the old and new testament point to homosexual intercourse as an abomination, and immoral. It’s a sin. If you disagree with that, you haven’t read the bible. There are CERTAINLY a number of sins. I HOPE with all of my heart, that a caring, loving individual, who happens to be homosexual, but devotes their life and soul to Christ won’t be denied entry to heaven. I had children out of wedlock. I hope that I won’t be denied entry into heaven because of that…but to fundamentally IGNORE the fact that both testaments list homosexual intercourse as a fundamental perversion and a sin, based on the fact that Jesus suggests we love our neighbor is EGREGIOUS. I try very hard to love my neighbor. But I also was raised to know that the original marriage, the original union in Christ was between a man and a woman. It says explicitly that unions in Christ should only be between a man and a woman. If you would like to openly choose to defy that, that’s FINE with me. That’s between you and Christ, certainly. But you can’t fundamentally change the LAW OF MARRIAGE as ordained by God because you feel like you’re being slighted. If you really feel like Christianity is so crappy, things in the bible are so flawed and dated, the religious institution is oppressive…why not do what most heterosexual Christians who feel the same way do, and chalk the whole damn religion? Why would you want to be married? Something a bigoted, dated, horrible book says isn’t even for you? Do you just want to be defiant?
Listen, I am HELLA ANGRY at God. I think he did me and my personal freedom SEVERAL disservices. Please see my post about it. I think God is vengeful, and sometimes crappy and I don’t understand why I should spend an eternity with the dude a lot of the time…BUT LISTEN…I know what I have to do in order to spend eternity with him. It’s spelled out in the bible plainly. And, I am sorry, it includes MORE than just “loving thy neighbor”. It includes standing up for Christ. It includes living an exemplary lifestyle and it includes living according to his word. For the record, all you folks who like to throw around the Leviticus shellfish argument, I don’t eat it. So I know it’s possible to have urges to do something that seems silly that’s considered a sin, and successfully stay away from it. And honestly, I don’t even suggest anyone who is homosexual resist engaging in sexual intercourse because it’s a sin. It would be tough to do, as I obviously couldn’t resist the temptations of premarital sex…but please don’t try to re-word the bible or hide behind OTHER PEOPLE WHO ERRONEOUSLY HAVE REWORDED IT TO ACCOMMODATE THEIR ILLS. That is ridiculous. Homosexuality, the emotion, the orientation, isn’t a sin. The action, the succumbing to the flesh is. Allowing gay marriage says not only that it is ok to undermine the original law and definition of marriage but it says that it’s ok to condone a sin. It’s fine to say you should engage in this behavior. And from a Christian standpoint, that just isn’t true.
Finally I AM SICK OF BEING CALLED A BIGOT. So completely and entirely sick of it. I believe in something. The thing that I believe in pisses people off. I don’t believe in gay marriage, so fundamentally a group of people is hurting because of what I believe? I find that difficult to believe, because I support civil unions and domestic partnerships. I am offering every single solitary protection under the law that heterosexual couples have. If you would like to level the playing field, get rid of the term marriage in the government completely. Take strides toward ACTUAL separation of church and state. That’s equal. Don’t exist on a plane where there are blurred lines between the separation and then infringe upon the basic definition of marriage to suit your need for equality. That TO ME, is injustice. Let the church decide who to marry. Start your own church of “Only Jesus, not God, only love thy neighbor and nothing else in the bible, because we are choosy Worshippers” and have a new made up word for unions between whatever you want to unify. Hell, unite an electrical pole and a saucer, I don’t care. Just stop trying to change something that has its own identity and definition. Why does that make me a bigot? Am I hurting you? Am I saying you are less of a human? Am I denying you anything? Oh…wait I am denying you marriage but life works like that sometimes. Just like you have to be over this tall to ride the Demon Drop, sometimes we just can’t all do exactly what we want. Why am I a bigot for being ok with that?
Seriously…tell me why I am a bigot, I am interested. Also, do you support or not support gay marriage? How do you feel about Obama’s decision to stand behind it?Tags: Anti-Gay Marriage, Bible, Christian, Gay, Gay Marriage, Homosexual, Marriage, Same Sex Marriage, Tired of being humble, Transgendered