Friday, October 31, 2008

Prop 8

The other day I read that Apple is publicly denouncing Prop 8 which takes away the rights of gay people. I wasn't going to say anything about it, but after a ride into LA with two friends who share my views on the situation my hand was forced. Should gay people be allowed the same rights as straight people. I do not think that being gay is in any way shape or form something that was originally planned when God created the world, but neither was lying, cheating, stealing, pornography, and much more. My friend said it best "God doesn't force us to do things he gives us a choice, why should the government be any different." America has turned gay rights into a religious matter when in actuality it is a civil rights issue. By telling gay people they are not allowed to do the same things straight people do you are telling them they are abnormal, and while some sins may "weigh heavier on the soul" as my friend Josh said, it doesn't mean that we haven't all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.
If Prop 8 is passed it won't make people stop being gay, it also won't effect me in any way because I'm not gay, it will effect, however, the large group of homosexual people who have loving relationships with their spouses, who have children that rely on both of their parents, and the group of people who know they are homosexual but do not want to admit it in fear of being ridiculed, bullied, and sometimes even hurt. Again with the bible-slapping! In your faith and walk with Christ remember to be humble and loving, because when it comes down to it we are supposed to be like Christ who loved unconditionally and he was the only man that was blameless in the eyes of God.

Important Verses:
John 8:7
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
1 John 4:16
Psalms 18:27
Psalms 25:9