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mauvepink BS: Gay church 'marriages' set to get the go (180* d) RE: BS: Gay church 'marriages' set to get the go 14 Feb 11

Well I do live and let live. I'm all for hetrosexuals being able to get married in a church too ;-)

But to think that ONLY they should have that right, especially in the light of all the recent research showing that homosexuality probably has a genetic basis, how much longer should the church (any religion) discriminate against gay people? Why should it just be a hetrosexual thing? I would have thought that any religion should be welcoming the union of two people who love each other.

Christians especially should not be discriminating because the person who died for them never once made any speech against gay people. His message was one of love and forgiveness for all mankind. Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. Judge yea not as yea may be judged. Sin is sin. and IF being gay is a sin, then no-one who sins is fit to judge on that premise. We are all sinners, the bible tells us... so that is how I feel myself about this. If we are made in God's image then surely what we are is in some way sacred and I do believe the bible says that we are all the same in God's eyes?

Live and let live. Everyone should have the same rights and no-one should be able to take the moral high ground on this because being gay could happen to any one of us, our children, our friends, our parents, priests, ministers... whoever.

There but for the grace of God go I... but then again I am lucky that I have the freedom to be able to be who I am, what I am and how I am. None have the right to be better than someone else who is our equal

Jesus never once spoke out against gay people. He lived among twelve men. He had no problem declaring his love for those around him. Does the church think they know better than Jesus? What possible harm can it do to allow gay people to have the right to marry and be bleesed in a church if they wish. In my mind that would really be taking Jesus words in a manner he would be proud of.

I respect opposing views but we have to stop this heterosexual led rule making that excludes gay people the same rights and benefits of the majority. Gay people have hearts and minds to love with...

So would they exclude someone who was bisexual from marrying in church as long as they were opposite genders? Who knows? Who cares? Fact is that if two people wish to commit their lives to each other in the face of God then why not let them? Jesus never said anything to the contrary. Only men have written things since Jesus spoke his message of love and forgiveness.

Sorry to have harped on. But I am passionate about this because I really see no harm being done and certainly nothing in any way pernicious considering all the true evil in this world.


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