The realization is that the groups will never agree on the issue, but people hope they will find a way to live together. No doubt this issue is causing a division in churches and society. The more neutral group is the civil union it gives more of an open minded argument and shows both sides of the story. Marriage is something understood in the bible and followed by a lot of the society today. All the groups have strong points of views, but they all have different perspectives in the issue over homosexuals and same-sex marriages.
These individuals would rather just be closed-minded in this situation and reticent to really think about what this means to the gay community and the country. Same sex couples are not asking for any special rights; they are just asking to be treated equal with opposite sex couples. The explanations given by many Americans against gay marriages are based on false assumptions and unsubstantiated arguments. However, the real and unspoken reasons many heterosexuals have against same-sex marriages are based on religious beliefs. There are a number of false assumptions the straight community has regarding same sex marriages.
Some may argue in the bible it states it is wrong to be involved in a gay marriage. If two people love each other why can they not get married? There are so many arguments that can be brought up to justify marriage and for couples to receive benefits like any other couple. In this society understand why some people like myself I feel like people have the right to be with who they want to be with and just because you don’t believe in it doesn’t make it bad. A gay person is no diffe... ... middle of paper ... ...y should someone be denied the right to get married just because they are gay?
Marriage is a commitment of private love between two people, yet homosexuals have been denied the right to make their marriage recognized in most states in America. The people who are against gay marriage believe in protecting traditional marriage between a man and a woman (Jones). They argue that homosexuality isn’t natural, therefore it shouldn’t be accepted in our society. Also, they say that a child can be raised best in an environment with a mother and a father, and that having gay parents will result in their child being gay (Hansen). Many religions, like Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, deny homosexuality, and since marriage is a religious ceremony, many believe that it would be wrong to legalize homosexual marriage because it goes against its principles(Jones).
Richard and Mildred Loving fought against the law and changed it but they could not change the beliefs of people when referring to religion. They were often called a disgrace of God and accused of committing sinful acts by the people in Virginia and other states. Religion had a major impact in this case, the people opposing Richard and Mildred used biblical condemnations to support their opinion on interracial marriage. Family also played a major role in this story, the goal for Richard and Mildred was to create a safer environment for their children, a place where they would not be judged or criticized by others because they are mixed races. In the movie, the state of Virginia
The church too is strictly against gay marriage. Their argument is simple, marriage is between a man and woman. Some priests believe gay marriage is an act controlled by the devil itself and consider it to be a sin. While liberals have other points that makes this debate complicated. Liberals and Democrats believe a marriage is based on the love between a couple and not their gender.
The way most of our society views sexuality is that anything aside from being heterosexual is wrong. Marriage is both a religious and civil institution, with rich variations among different religions in this country. Civil marriage is state regulated and is independent of religious practice, a distinction that reflects the core American value of the separation of church and state. This distinction also is at the heart of this publication, which provides resources and inspiration for people from communities of faith who wish to support the nationwide struggle to help lesbians and gay men win the freedom to have civil marriages.
Homosexual people are the new African Americans, the new Jews, and the new minority that is being suppressed even though they are human and deserve the same rights as everyone else, the right to same sex marriage. Although opponents view same sex marriage as an attack on traditional marriage and morals, same sex marriage should be legalized because faith and morality should not play a role in politics, it is discrimination towards a group of people with different beliefs, and it is a human and constitutional right. Politics and ruling on same sex marriage does not have a fine line between church and state for both “supporters and opponents, their religious views were a guiding factor”... ... middle of paper ... ...e helping another good cause but also, “studies have proved time and again that the best environment in which to raise children is a two-parent household filled with love” (Driscoll). Homosexual couples are equally capable of providing children with patience, love, and respect. Many heterosexual couples fight and have divorces but no one questions what effect that has on children, so why homosexual couples?
People that are against same-sex marriage and parenting fail to provide actual hard examples that lesbian and gays are harmful and sinful to outweigh the benefits of what same-sex marriage and parenting can bring. Homosexuality is viewed as “wrong” but one cannot just say that based on biblical verse that something is wrong or right. They say that in biblical proof texts that God said that marriage involves a man and a woman, to “become one flesh” and to have children, so they interpret that homosexuality is ruled out and that by God, acts of homosexuality is an abomination and marriage is
Bottom line is, one's lifestyle have to line up with the word of God. The gay lifestyles are an abomination to God. Honestly, if a church does accept a gay couple to join, my advice is to stay away from that church because they are compromising the word of God. Judging is not the case, but holding one accountable for their acting’s are. I am a Pastor!