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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

What Do You CARE Anyway?

I'm so tired of gay people having to fight for the same rights that everyone else in this country. I am tired of so called Christians preaching words of hate and manipulating the Bible to meet their needs.

I'm just tired and I can't imagine how tiring it must be to be someone who, through no fault, NO CHOICE, of their own, is treated like a second class citizen in this great country of ours.

If I were gay, and I married a woman, what would you care anyway? How would my legal marriage affect you in a negative way? If I had children, they'd still talk to your kids at school and tell them that they have two moms, even if I wasn't married. And you know what? The kids wouldn't care.
If my company insured my partner, it would cost you less money in the long run as uninsured people cost tax payers millions each year. Legal systems would be freed from unnecessary probate in the event my partner died.
But, I'm not gay, so why do I care? Because it's not fair. Because my brother's really good friend, who's been with her partner for dozens of years, has less rights than I do. Because my mother's neighbors who have been together over 20 years, still hide, still struggle. Because it's not fair. It's not fair.

I want to know, why do YOU care so much? Can someone please honestly answer that? Because honestly, it's about as un-Christian as it comes to openly hate others like that.

Don't speak the Bible to me, I'll counter you verse for verse. My Bible is dog-eared, written in, underlined, and most importantly, read and used. I spent years in college studying it. You want to quote verses? Bring it on. You want literal interpretation of the Bible to become the norm? Then read Deuteronomy. We'll have to start stoning women again. The Bible says insects have four legs. Seen any of them lately? I could go on and on.

The ultimate message of the Bible is love and when you use it against any of God's children, you are sinning. Oh yes, you are. Face it.

God is love. Jesus preached love and tolerance. He lived amongst those that you turn your faces from. Jesus hung out with the prostitutes, the lepers, and I would pretty much bet there were a few gay people there too. He loved unconditionally. Please don't call yourself a follower of Christ if you cannot do the same.

Gay people come wired that way. Just like eye color, handedness, and the color of the skin, it's all programmed in from the time sperm meets egg. It's not a choice. Would you choose to be persecuted, ridiculed, attacked, beaten, sneered at, stared at, and denied the rights of any other citizen of this country? Would you choose to live in fear?

Gay people have been around since the dawn of time. I pray for a future where it will no longer be an issue. In fact, I'm very certain that the fights of today towards equality and the legislation aimed at segregating people will be just be silly memories to our children.

Families are families. Love is love. So many gay families take the children that the rest of you have cast aside. The broken down, used up foster kids floundering in the system become whole again with the love of two parents. Who cares if they're the same sex?

So, put your hate away. Go back and really read your Bible with new eyes, cause you're doing it wrong and God is watching.
The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these."Mark 12:31

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