Same-Sex Marriage

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Gay marriage is a commonly debated topic in America today. Some Christians despise the idea of gay marriage, while some atheists think banning true love is wrong. Christians typically promote love and acceptance of everyone. However, most Christians do not approve of gay marriage because of religious reasons. Although Atheists do not feel that they answer to a higher authority, most atheists still feel compassion for their fellow American’s who are persecuted. Conservative Christians are scared of change and allowance of sin because in the Bible there was a city destroyed for the sin that took place there. One of those sins was the act of homosexuality. While it is okay for everyone to have their own religious beliefs and fears, it is not okay to force your beliefs onto someone who has no interest in them. America was founded by Christians seeking religious freedoms, and freedom of religion also means freedom from religion. By not allowing Americans to marry their true love conservative Christians are ignoring the bill of rights, giving the wrong impression to non Christians, of what Christianity is about, and not promoting love and acceptance for everyone. Christianity has been around for over two thousand years, but the law of the Old Testament has been around much longer. Although the Old Testament law is usually followed strictly by Jews some Christians also abide by the old law. The book of Leviticus is one of the Old Testament books that talks the most about how homosexuality is a sin. “Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable.”-Leviticus 18:22. “If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them has done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own h... ... middle of paper ... ...have kept the laws. Christians do a good job of doing this, but a majority forget about some minorities. Overall, Atheists do a better job of loving their fellowmen and respecting their rights. Works Cited http://www.conservapedia.com/Atheism_and_homosexuality The Bible The Bill of Rights http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?vid=8&sid=51fdcb5d-02e3-4729-998a-4ea6026725c6%40sessionmgr112&hid=122&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=rlh&AN=86702599 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of_religion_in_the_United_States http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?vid=4&sid=1210f0b8-8128-482e-a4a4-fba2bcd448c1%40sessionmgr4001&hid=4207&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=nfh&AN=2W64200392179 http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/on-faith/wp/2013/08/05/an-atheists-defense-of-marriage-act/ http://www.gallup.com/poll/163730/back-law-legalize-gay-marriage-states.aspx

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