So you don't see gays as people deserving the same rights and equality that you enjoy, merely because you were born hetero?
I don't hate you, but I do pity you because you seem to believe that being gay is a disease or condition comparable to alcoholism or drug addiction.
I also consider myself a Christian, but I believe that all of us are equal in God's eyes. Christ taught acceptance and equality, not bigotry disguised as 'hate the sin but love the sinner'.
My father was a dyed in the wool Irish Catholic of the old school, and yet he didn't think homosexuality was a sin, perversion, or that gays were somehow lesser human beings. He believed, as I do, that a person's sexuality is set before they're born. It's no more a choice than it was for me to 'choose' heterosexuality.
I can disagree with your opinion without hating you, but I do find it extremely disappointing that you were convinced going in that somehow you'd be persecuted for it so immediately went on the offensive, accusing the rest of us of hatred.
Gays are people, and should be accorded the same rights and privileges as those who only by an accident of birth are hetereosexual.
If you will reread my post, you'll see that never once did I mention that gays are not deserving of equality and all of the rights that I am able to have. I do believe that they should have the healthcare, insurance, etc that I have access to because they are human beings, just like I am.
I merely said that yes I do
believe that being gay is a sin, and that is not going to change. That doesnt mean that I'm degrading or otherwise lessening these people to myself. Its not like I'm perfect. Any of you who know me know that I mess up a lot as well. I don't think that gay people are any more ****ed that I am. The only problem is this.
I'm eternally ****ed. As a human being, I have faults, and standing before a holy and righteous God, I'm found guilty of many things. I'm no more holy than a murderer is because my Lord sees all sin as being the same. Thats why I
constantly have to be appologizing and trying to correct my behaviors that cause sin, and thats why they
need to appologize and change the behaviors that cause their sins. We ALL need to work towards bettering ourselves, no matter who we are.
Yes, Christ taught acceptance and equality, but he also taught us to hold eachother accountable for our actions and for others actions.
You can pity me if you'd like, it hasn't been the first time nor will it be the last. However, you should know that I don't
think of it as a disease or a condition. I merely believe that it is a sin that is formed by our human natures and that, with help, can also be taken away. Its happened.
I personally do not
think that certain people are born homosexual, and that it is nurtured by a certain mindset instead. If theres something genetic that causes you to be that way, why does it take many people so long to 'realize' that they are 'gay' and change from being heterosexual to homosexual? I've known many a people who have married, had children, been happy, gotten bored, and 'realized' themselves and decided that they were gay, leaving their wife and children while they go find a new partner that does what they feel like a spouse should do. How would they be explained? I dont see any gay people disincluding them and saying that they arent 'real' gays, so what about it?
I'm not critisizing, I'm trying to understand. It seems so controversial and illogical to me to fall back on that, or to use the fact that over -this amount- of species of animals are known to have gay relations which is basically using a crutch, then blasting me for using the Bible (which, by the way, was writte by God, not man) to support what I