So I’m just going to come out of the closet and say it. I’m a Jesus freak who supports gay marriage. Not just doesn’t care, but supports it. No, I’m not a Methodist or liberal. Yes, I am conservative. I believe women should stay home to raise their kids, and the man should work. I believe women should not be leaders in the church, and I think the whole feminist movement in the 60’s and 70’s is the main reason for many sociological problems. I also do not believe I’m anti-women for believing that. I just think God made us women for specific purposes, so to ignore those or deny them makes no sense and is the opposite of oppressive. I digress, anyhow- gay marriage.
Christians…people who claim Christ: stop the hate. Stop the boycotting business that supports gay marriage. Stop the holier-then-thou mentality and check yourself. Take a look in the mirror. After you do that, read the bible. Then recheck yourself.
So you think that gays will desecrate marriage? Really? My folks are of the straight kind and let’s just say there have been more then five divorces between the two of them. And we all know the divorce rate in the USA is above 50 percent. Gays and lesbians getting married won’t desecrate marriage- human beings who don’t take their vows seriously and leave when it gets broken desecrate marriage. And that’s already happening.
Ok, so you don’t think marriage should be redefined? Sure. I get that. But let’s say our government DOES redefine marriage. God isn’t up to their freaking out..like everything changes for Him. Dude, He’s still King! He is King of this everything! King of it all. Ruler. Mighty one. Is the King you worship so small that an insignificant political move will cause Him to shiver?
Please stop the hate. Instead of waiting in line at a fast food restaurant (for hours) because they spoke against gay marriage- make friends with someone different then yourself. Serve those you apparently hate. Wash the feet of the people you judge. Show love, and peace.
Now, I know I’ll likely loose some friends over this. But I can’t hide it anymore. My friends, who are part of the gay and lesbian community…ad who are also incredible people, they don’t want to redefine our God. They aren’t trying to take away our happy place. They honestly do not at all care. All they want is to be able to be in the hospital room with someone they devoted their entire life to.
So you say it’s a sin? Ok. Your point? When was the last time you looked at porn? When was the last time you lied? When was the last time you hated? I do agree it goes against the very nature of God, but so does all the divorce in the church. Plank in the own eye, k?
As a Christian, and someone who passionately loves The Lord I’m appalled at how we have treated those we are commanded to love. I’ve tried my best whenever possible to apologize to anyone gay or lesbian on behalf of all of us, but I probably look like a nut bag.
Stop trying to save the world one political move at a time. Let God save the world. Stop giving people a reason to put up the stolen wall whenever they see a Christian and give them a reason to soften their hearts. Serve the very people you don’t understand. Get to know them. Ask them questions.
I’m sure everything I’ve written can be critiqued, and some theology buff could offer a compelling argument for the political fight and how it’s biblical, but I’m such a broken, lost person that I can’t join that fight. I won’t join your fight. I won’t join your hate. I’m struggling daily with my sin and find I don’t have a place to throw the stones at you.