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The issue of gay marriage is about liberty, equality, and the pursuit of happiness for all people. These are the very principles expressed in our national creed, the Declaration of Independence, and upon which our nation was built. The issue is NOT about God and NOT about the "natural world". It is nice to know that there are people in Memphis who realize this and are willing to take a stand against ignorance, bigotry, and injustice.

If you believe gay marriage, homosexuality, etc., to be against God's word, so be it. You are perfectly entitled and protected by Constitutional law to believe as you see fit. You also have a responsibility to live your life according to the tenets you claim to believe in. Allowing gay marriage and/or equal protection of the law for gays will not alter your "Christian" beliefs or your right to live your life based on those beliefs. You will still be perfectly free to view people who believe differently from you as being hell bound. At the same time, others should be allowed the exact same rights to live their lives according to THEIR beliefs. Contrary to the beliefs of many conservative Christians, our Constitution does provide for the "separation of church and state". It does so in the First Amendment. And while it doesn't matter and isn't even an issue to this thread, I will still bring to your attention that while the words "life", "liberty", "property", and "equal protection of the law" are all included in the Constitution, you will NOT find the word "God" mentioned any where. Not once.

Not only is the anti-gay marriage movement based on ideas and sentiments that run contrary to the very principles upon which our nation is founded, it is also a movement that runs contrary to the very teachings of Jesus Christ. I bring this up as so many in the anti-gay marriage crowd always want to bring up their belief that homosexuality is a sin. While I disagree with that belief, it is, nonetheless, one of the arguments put forward to stop gay marriage. If the conservative Christians within the anti-gay marriage crowd are really committed to following their "lord and saviour", perhaps this would be a good time for all to consider that quaint little question, "What would Jesus do?" Based on scripture, he would NOT be involved in efforts to deny people the love of their family, financial security, and peace of heart and mind. Indeed, the anti-gay marriage agenda of so many conservative Christians seems to be based on a mindset and heart that is more similar to those who crucified Christ rather than the life of Christ. Christ was viewed as a threat to established law, custom, and tradition. He was crucified because of it. Modern day "Christians" view gay people in the same way and are bent on "crucifying" people who don't share their views.

For those of you who are opposed to gay rights because you consider yourselves "Christians", I simply say pray for me all you want. Prayer is your right and does me no harm. Denying me the same freedoms that you have is not your right and does me great harm. Your efforts to prevent equality for gay people are unwarranted, unchristian, and unamerican.






Posted by Meadowlark on 10/05/2009 at 7:24 PM

Re: “Anti-Gay Amendments Cause Stress, Build Leadership Skills

The issue of gay marriage is about liberty, equality, and the pursuit of happiness for all people. These are the very principles expressed in our national creed, the Declaration of Independence, and upon which our nation was built. The issue is NOT about God and NOT about the "natural world".

If you believe gay marriage, homosexuality, etc., to be against God's word, so be it. You are perfectly entitled and protected by Constitutional law to believe as you see fit. You also have a responsibility to live your life according to the tenets you claim to believe in. Allowing gay marriage would not alter those beliefs or your right to live your life according to your beliefs. At the same time, others should be allowed the exact same rights to live their lives according to their beliefs.

Not only is the anti-gay marriage movement based on ideas and sentiments that run contrary to the very principles upon which our nation is founded, it is also a movement that runs contrary to the very teachings of Jesus Christ. I bring this up as so many in the anti-gay marriage crowd always want to bring up their belief that homosexuality is a sin. While I disagree with that belief, it is, nonetheless, one of the arguments put forward to stop gay marriage. If the conservative Christian element within the anti-gay marriage crowd are really committed to following their "lord and saviour", perhaps this would be a good time for all to consider that quaint little question, "What would Jesus do?" Based on scripture, he would NOT be involved in efforts to deny people the love of their family, financial security, and peace of heart and mind. Indeed, the anti-gay marriage agenda of so many conservative Christians seems to be based on a mindset and heart that is more similar to those who crucified Christ rather than the life of Christ. Christ was viewed as a threat to established law, custom, and tradition. He was crucified because of it. Modern day "Christians" view gay people in the same way and are bent on "crucifying" people who don't share their views. Reminds me a short little piece of scripture that reads, "Jesus wept."

Posted by Meadowlark on 09/26/2009 at 6:15 PM
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