Is it the Word Marriage?
I have been following the whole “gay marriage” thing for a while now and like I have said before I can’t figure out why Christians are so vocal against it. I mean I guess they feel like they need to be against everything that is homosexual, but for the life of me I can’t figure out why this is such a problem for the church. I am guessing there is a slippery slope argument somewhere that has something to do with children and adoption (the best way to win your argument is to bring children into it). But when it just comes to 2 people who are in love and who want to have the government sanctioned relationship that we call marriage I can’t see why we should have a problem with it. It is a civil matter, not a religious one.
Whether or not two people get married in a civil ceremony does not change whether or not your church will choose to marry two people of the same sex. I am guessing that the problem is calling it marriage instead of calling it a civil union, but come on we all know that is just semantics.
Now I wasn’t alive, or at least wasn’t paying attention, when “no fault” divorces became the norm. Did the church have a big problem with that too? I would rather see the church spend its energy trying to keep families together than working so hard to try to keep people apart. Just because I don’t agree with their lifestyle doesn’t mean I have to make laws to make it hard on them. To me that turns more people away from God than it turns them towards Him.
But like I said, I am willing to believe that I am missing something here. I can’t figure out why as a Christian I should be against this, but if you would like to convince me I would be willing to listen to your arguments.