People are going to hate me for this. Probably from both sides. Either way, this is what I believe wholeheartedly. If you disagree, please let’s talk about it, like adults.
I agree with the legalisation of same sex marriage.
This is on the back of previous posts. Firstly, not all Christians believe same sex relationships are wrong. But let’s say for arguments sake that it is wrong. This doesn’t mean it should not be legalised. If we take the viewpoint I have talked about in previous posts, it should absolutely be legalised. Jesus asked people to follow him and follow his guidelines for life. But if they chose to walk away and not follow him, he let them. He didn’t chase after them and demand they abide by his rules, he just let them leave and choose their own lifestyles. If non-Christians are choosing same sex relationships, who are Christians to come along and tell them they are living in sin according to their rules, which the people they are yelling at did not sign up for?
Terrible sentence structure there I know… But you get my point.
People who have not signed up for Christian standards should not have those standards applied to them. It’s not fair, and it’s not biblical. And that’s only assuming being gay is anti-biblical. I know most Christians would say it is anti-biblical, but I’m not totally convinced. I’m honestly unconvinced either way. I’ve heard great biblical reasoning for both. Please ask me about this if you’re interested and I can refer you to good people who have done more research on the topic than I have. Thankfully it’s not something I’ve ever had to grapple with myself. Although having said that, I am close to people who have, so it’s a topic I care very much about.
As a human, I simply cannot understand how something so arbitrary (yes, I mean arbitrary) like sexual preference could have such a huge impact on someone’s ability to be a child of God. And I really believe that it doesn’t. Even if it is a sin, God forgives me for so much (and according to the Bible all sins are equal), so gays are no more wrong than me. This is not coming out properly (pun not intended, but I like it anyway!). I don’t mean we should just do whatever we feel like because we get forgiven, so screw it, live however you like. I am absolutely not saying this. I am saying that good intentioned people who are living a gay lifestyle with a clear conscience are not the enemy. It’s ok to think they are wrong, it’s not ok to hate them and treat them like they have some sort of disease. And I think God loves them and will forgive them if they’re honestly getting it wrong. And yes, there is something to be said for reprimanding your fellow believer, saying when you think they are wrong and talking about it, trying to bring them back into line as the Bible says we ought. But if they still disagree with you, you cannot force them to change their mind.
I can’t imagine how difficult it would be to be gay and Christian. It must be a painful and isolating experience. And it is from what I hear. Which is sad. I think the Bible is pretty clear on love and forgiveness.