a nice young man reminded me that i am a Christian minister and asked me what i thought about gay marriage and suggested that i write a little something about it on my blog and i thought thats funny, i dont usually get religious requests but ok.
i think even though there isnt a separation of church and state in america nor does there need to be one, if a gay couple wants to be married so that they could participate in some of the same human rights as non-gay married couples like being able to visit or pull the plug on their terminal loved one, or to claim an inheritence, or for tax purposes, etc., then they should be allowed a civil wedding. this is the land of the free, righties. quit being old. those arent traditional values other than ignorance intolerance and denial when you discriminate, especially to our gay lesbian and transgendered brothers and sisters.
however if a church doesnt want to perform the religious ceremony they should be allowed that option. the Bible is reasonably clear about its stance on homosexuality, however the New Testament did usher in a kinder gentler atmosphere. instead of an eye for and eye, we’re told to turn the other cheek. instead of rules prohibiting eating pork and shellfish we’re suddenly allowed to.
but most importantly we’re given a new commandment from Jesus.
love each other like ive loved you.
thats an order from above.
love is love
love is not “be cool about it”
love is “be passionate about it”
love is a strong word and the chosen one is telling us to love even the gays, christians.
love them as much as how much God loves Christians.
some of whom are gay.
but, no, i dont believe that a man who was born a man but then had the proceedure that turned him into a woman, should be allowed to play on the womens professional golf tour.
fucks up the sanctity of golf.