Last night I got into a discussion on gay marriage. It’s incredible we still exist in a world where there is a discussion to be had on the subject. While I appreciate I am coming at this from the view of a straight mid-twenties male I am ready to be silenced by anyone who feels they have more of a right to air their views on the subject. I would classify this as any gay man or woman who wishes to get married.
People talk an awful lot about the sanctity of marriage. I don’t see how who people choose to marry being against the sanctity of marriage, if anything it is purely sanctimonious. The sanctity of the church has been questioned in recent years. I don’t think given the advances in culture (questionably) and science (definitely) we can consider anything to be made of the bible as a verbatim piece. As Captain Barbossa would say, “think of it more as a guideline”.
I don’t understand how we can put aside animal sacrifice (Lev 1:9), selling our children into slavery (Exodus 21:7) and murdering anyone who works on the Sabbath (Exodus 35:2) but somehow two people of the same sex aren’t allowed to be married in a church.
I think it should be entirely down to personal choice. I would like to one day get married. I don’t necessarily want to do that in any kind of religious building because of the backwards and vindictive state of religion in the world today.
The fact there are couples who are denied the option in the first place does not make sense to me.
It seems fine for people of the cloth to finally come clean on their sexuality (that almost reads like a pun, sorry) but two people can’t get married in a church because “marriage should be between a man and a woman”? What has that got to do with anything.
I thought sex should be between consenting adults but that hasn’t been the way of the church for centuries.