Originally posted by Cala
[b]Gimme 2 hours…
Anyway. I’m all for gay <strike>marriage</strike>civil union (whew, caught myself there). Gay people should be able to get married if they wish; the only objections are moral or religious, and those shouldn’t get in the way of a legal process.
The whole idea of straight marriage is (quite naturally) the Christian/Catholic/Whatever the Fuck it is Church. I don’t think homosexual marriages are going to hurt the Church any since it won’t approve of them. Hey, there’s some hypocrisy for ya: Love your neighbors (read: EVERYONE) but homosexuals and adulterers and (list goes on and on) should be shunned. Whaddaya know?
And as for polygamy: Same thing as homosexual marriage: Only the Church stands in the way. [/b]
Yeah Christians are supposed to love their neighbours but technically they aren’t supposed to actively promote any behavior in favour of homosexuality. Some do, some don’t it all comes down to the individual. Strict Christians may be against it, but Christians with a more free thinking believe that yes, love your neighbour, hate the sin and not the sinner.
Like in any religion, people have misunderstandings, biases and disagreements/frustrations with what they believe in since a lot tends to conflict and contradict each other. Needless to say, some of these Christians who ban gay marriage or try to stop it, in their own mind, may believe they are doing the right thing, while other Christians may believe that’s too hateful.
Really, I think the object of being against gay marriage is a matter of morality and not religion, when it comes down to it. We are free thinkers, and if we choose to label that anxiety towards gays as a religious thing, well we’re still making a decision to support that thought aren’t we? This is why I believe religion is only an excuse for such matters, rather than said person stating “I don’t feel comfortable with gays getting married” or whatever because that can be a big slap in the face to some homosexuals. So labelling it as a religious preference, well, sometimes I don’t think it should be looked upon as that. People just wrongfully use it as an excuse when they can’t come up with anything better to say (generally, obviously not every person or Christian would think like this, though it is common.)