Wednesday, November 5, 2008

god blessed last.

Thank the Lord.
At last America did something right.
....though only for a brief moment.
In California, over 11,000 gay married couples are no longer considered married because Prop 8 was passed, a proposition that bans gay marriage in the state. Gay marriage was made legal only last May.
In Florida, a ban on gay marriage passed with 62% approval.
In Arizona, a ban on gay marriage was passed with 56% approval.
In Arkansas, a ban on same sex couples adopting or fostering children passed with 57% approval. How disgusting.

“Christians here and around the nation consider this a great victory for the institution of marriage. We had to stand up and say, ‘Enough is enough.'"
Rod Parsley, pastor of World Harvest Church in Columbus, Ohio

People disgust me. That above statement makes me ashamed to be a Christian. "Enough is enough"? Yeah, like gay people had so much power already. Like they were ruining your life. Give me a break, Rod Parsley.

I'm so frustrated, disappointed, and disgusted right now....I don't even want to begin. Proposition 8 & all bans on gay marriage should be against the law because it violates Constitutional/Amendment rights. Also, for all those religious conservatives out there, the bible says not to be selfish and not to judge. Hm...isn't it a bit selfish to take away someone's right to love, marriage, & even children?

"Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law." Romans 13:8

"Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law." Romans 13:10

Also, isn't it a bit judgmental to just assume that Gay people are filling the heads of children with sinful ideas and that (yes, I did actually hear this) that gay people are ruining the economy. Leave the judging to God, please.

"Why do you pass judgment on your brother? Or you, why do you despise your brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of God." Romans 14:10

I usually don't pull out the bible verses, but since I feel strongly about this issue & it's directly connected with religion, I feel it's important to back it up with religion. I apologize to those who are not religious & do not want to hear the words of God.


hazel said...

thank you so much for this post.
i'm so happy to see other people feeling passionately about this issue. not only do you disagree with it, you know your facts.

i'm so devastated that this was passed.

parker said...

i agree wholeheartedly. i read about this earlier this morning- i dont even know what to say its just ridiculous and heartbreaking.

Isabel said...

Haha, I love the Obama picture you've posted. And about the gay marriage thing - thats horrible. I'm so glad its legal in Canada!

Anonymous said...

I agree,

Did you see the movie Milk?

I think that religion + politic = disaster!!

Anonymous said...

honey.. i can see your point but let me leave mine.. using the same book that you used.. aka the bible gods word..
you've got to remember to take THE WHOLE bible into consequence before you use gods word against just doesn't work that way.
1 Cor. 6:9-10, "Or do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, 10nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, shall inherit the kingdom of God."

Lev. 18:22, "You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination."

Lev. 20:13, "If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltness is upon them"