A Matter of Equality

January 23, 2010
We are all aware of the Christian religion, the bible and the beliefs that go with the former even if our views differ. We all have heard the story of Adam and Eve at one time or another in our lifetime I am also sure. More recently I’m sure you have heard about the heated debate about same sex marriage: whether it should or should not be legalized. For some people it is a religious issue, for others it is an issue about love but for me it is an issue about equality and the beliefs our country was built on.
It says in our beloved constitution that our government is not permitted to establish a national religion. Officially we haven’t but we might as well have because Christianity is everywhere and it affects everything including politics when the two should be kept separate. There is no doubt in my mind that if religion hadn’t mixed with politics same sex marriage would already have been legalized.
What about the “all men were created equal” principle? Are gays exempted from that? The last time I checked they were still men and should still be treated equal and that includes being equal in the aspect of marriage. Homosexuals are people; they have feelings and can love one another as much as a man and woman can love each other. Isn’t love what marriage is all about; being with the one person you love more than anything else in the world? They should be allowed to express their love for each other just like a straight couples do and that is through marriage.
Same sex marriage shouldn’t be something that we even have to debate; it should just be something that is as normal to us as a man and a woman getting married. Religiously I know that it isn’t accepted but it isn’t really an issue of religion. We are not asking Christians or people of other religions to accept it but it should be available to people that want to do it.

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inksplatters21 said...
Aug. 2, 2010 at 3:04 pm
Ok.  Well, I'm a Catholic who has gay friends who I love, and so the topic has come up when I talk to my dad, who i'm close to.  Ultimately, Catholics should accept the person, even if they don't accept the act.  Also, a multitude of studies have been done.  The results are all the same: kids who have one mother and one father have less psychological problems, and are able to function better in society.  When gay people are married and intend to start a family, it effect... (more »)
kenna2013 said...
Jan. 31, 2010 at 12:48 pm
Please everyone let me know what you think about this
RenaissanceMan replied...
Mar. 31, 2010 at 11:50 pm
Hey...well I'm a Christian and first off I don't want you to think I'm some kind of spiteful homophobe. No, I'm not. I have friends who are homosexual and we get along well actually. But that's beside the point. Now, of course since I'm Christian, I believe in the concept of love. Yes. And with the story of Adam and Eve, God made it clear that marriage was something sacred between man and woman. I believe that the homosexual community has the right to love, although I don't think it is right for... (more »)
kenna2013 replied...
Apr. 1, 2010 at 9:05 pm
i did not mean to offend you or your beliefs i was just giving my opinion like you did... and your right it may not have been intended but it happens and if its love for them then thats all i care about
MAUHAHAHAHA replied...
Jul. 6, 2011 at 2:21 pm
I agree with RenaissanceMan. However, I also think that homosexuals should not be discriminated. They're still people.
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