I’ve expressed my opinion on gay rights in the past and it still stands. I believe wholeheartedly that anyone regardless of sexual orientation should be entitled to marriage. Marriage is something more than just a boyfriend/girlfriend label. Marriage is something that is so meaningful on such a deep spiritual level for all those involved. This post in particular is in relevance to the religious community. I saw and shared the below photo to FB as I was raised in the Catholic community. Granted, I haven’t been to church in longer than an acceptable amount of time but I’m discovering that my reasoning for choosing not to attend is due to the negative views that the Catholic community has pushed on the younger generation based on the “faith.” I’m not a spokesperson for my religion nor any other but it disgusts me on the deepest level that today’s current religious guru’s insist on being blinded by the current events of the 21st century. In the Catholic church, for example, so many things have changed in the short 22 years that I’ve been around. When to sit and when to stand, which words to say within prayers and which words have been omitted. Those are just a few small things that have evolved. But why? Why is it okay for the church to change what they want based on who? It’s okay for us to eat pork but women can’t take birth control to prevent and unwanted child at the current moment in her life? It’s legitimate for God to put sex offender priests on this Earth but it’s not okay for two men or two women to get married? Catholicism as well as many other religions around the world based off of the Bible only pick and choose what to follow and what to believe. The Bible was constructed over an enormous period of time most of which is irrelevant to the evolving world of which God has created. The Bible was made and constructed by primarily men. The Bible has homosexuality, infidelity, murder, and sex. The Bible is the past and as we’ve learned through schooling all of our life; in order to concur our current future we need to LEARN from our history. I am faithful to the Lord and I turn to him in every aspect of my life. I believe in him just as much as someone who preaches for the belief against my opinions. Show love, support equality, and embrace change!
I’m not always politically correct nor have I read the Bible in its entirety but I do have an opinion on the ever so popular Civil Rights epidemic of our country. I really don’t give a rats ass what sexual orientation a person is, if someone is in love why can’t they be together in public without a gawking crowd full of whispers behind them? Why shouldn’t they be adored while walking down the aisle to get married? Why is this an issue, homophobic much? I saw a throw-down on Facebook last week where someone had quoted a Bible verse from Leviticus mentioning about how a man laying with another man is an abomination. The Bible is old, we are new. The Bible was, in my opinion, primarily written by men who have translated what they’ve heard or seen. Number one, I know that our generation isn’t the only one in the history of man that “exaggeration” has been an issue. Number two, even though I haven’t read the whole Bible, I don’t recall ever hearing about a sin where a woman lies with another woman? Now, if I’m wrong that’s fine. Just from the knowledge I have about the Bible I find it strange that a man with a man is wrong but it’s okay for a woman to lie with both men and women? I wonder if it is at all related to our current society where men enjoy watching woman together; turns their dicks into rocks. Now, with my tangent over, I just want to get across that there really should be no issue with this gay rights shit going on. I personally know of more than one gay couple that are 300% happier than many straight couples. The gay/lesbian/bi people that I do know are thankfully strong enough to push through the stares and awkward questions and be happy with the life they are living. I support the LGBT community with my entire soul and heart, they are people too and shouldn’t be discriminated in any way. My biggest issue with this is not understanding why this is a problem in our country. Did you know Leviticus also says that after giving birth to a baby girl, a woman isn’t allowed to enter a sanctuary for 66 days? Or how eating a grasshopper is okay but a rabbit is not? How about the fact that it’s okay to buy slaves as long as they are from neighboring nations? We as a society have over the years become accustomed to picking and choosing what we want to believe in the Bible. All the defenders and preachers have so much to say about how we should live when they, themselves have broken hundreds of Bibles laws. I don’t always feel proud to be an American when this is what is all over TV, Facebook, and the newspapers. Free country my ass.