I’m sure everyone is aware that the state of New York recently passed legislation legalizing gay marriage. The irony is that this was accomplished primarily thanks to the support of key Republicans.
I really don’t understand the strong opposition to gay marriage. I am a Christian and have read the Bible. The few times homosexuality is mentioned in the Bible really doesn’t deserve the amount of opposition put forth by Christian conservatives. Is homosexuality wrong? Most likely. But in my opinion it is probably on par with other “sins” such as jerking off or whistling at a young blonde. It really doesn’t hurt anyone. God, in his infinite wisdom, explicitly gave mankind free will and it is contrary for believers to try and force their interpretation of his word onto anyone.
Most importantly, regardless of it’s moral position, it is not the government’s position to enforce morality. In my opinion government shouldn’t be involved in marriages at all. The fact that I had to go to the courthouse for the government’s permission to get married, even as a heterosexual male, is kind of ridiculous.
I’m not anti-gay, I’m not pro-gay. I really don’t care either way. Our country has much more pressing issues in need of our attention.