- Posted June 16, 2008 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Same-sex marriage: Civil right vs. states' rights
This is a toughy...
What an interesting topic. As a Christian, I am 100% against gay marriage. I believe that it is wrong and unnatural.
As a musician, I've studied western classical music quite extensively. It's amazing how many of our great composers were openly or secretly gay. There were many that were ashamed of their lifestyle or afraid that they would be revealed. It's sad. But that's beside the point.
The arguments made both for and against this topic are so incredibly weak that they're not worth repeating again. It's not the same as marrying a dog, but it's not a guaranteed right either. If it were, it wouldn't be up for vote. We don't make people vote on obvious things very often. When was the last time you voted for pedophilia to be a crime or for taxes to be continued? These are fairly obvious. Obviously our government feels that this isn't a black and white issue.
But we must remember, no matter how much our proud Americans want to forget it, our country was founded as a Christian nation with Christian values. Not that Christians are better than others (we're all sinners!), but our country as we know it was based on this religion. Once again, let's not forget that.
Now we have people criticize the Christians when they want to uphold their beliefs. I know the Christians wanted religious freedom, but at the time that meant freedom from their own persecution in Europe. That didn't mean they wanted Satanist churches on every corner. It's all a matter of interpretation.
So regardless of what you believe, please don't be so bias to forget that gays are still Americans with rights. But for those of you who are for gay marriage, don't bash those who are against it. A smart person is one who realizes and accepts that other people may have a different opinion.