This is a really big issue right now, causing users to flood the internet and media outlets with opinions. Right now, I have at least a dozen friends who have changed their profile picture to an equal sign, showing that they support gay marriage. Others have changed their picture to a cross. My newsfeed is flooded with everyone expressing their view.
I’ve stayed silent. I can tell you right now, that I am not changing my picture to an equal sign. For one, I don’t want to feel like I’m just jumping on the bandwagon. And that’s what I’d be doing, because it’s a confusing issue for me. As a person, as Krista, I think a person should be able to marry whomever or whatever they want. You heard me right. Why should it offend me that a woman wants to marry another woman? Or that a woman wants to marry her cat? As Krista, it doesn’t offend me.
A lot of people argue for the sanctity of marriage. Well, gay marriage does not change the sanctity of my marriage. What we hold as sacred should not and cannot be changed just because of what someone else does. If I hold my marriage vows sacred then how do they suddenly become soiled because two men vow to share the same vows? It doesn’t make sense to me.
As a Christian…I’m not entirely sure how I feel. I am not sure how I feel. Yes, God made Eve from Adam’s rib. She was a part of him. Yes, the Old Testament decries Gay relations (not just marriage) but it also outlaws a lot of things. According to Leviticus, having sex with a man as you would a woman is an abomination (18:22). Did you know that just a bit further down, it says that any man who has ever been kneed or kicked in…ah, his man parts, cannot enter into God’s congregation? (23:1). Sorry, honey! That was a bigger opps than we ever thought!
My point is we, as believers, are no longer held to the laws of the Old Testament. The Old Covenant ended at the cross, something we also celebrate when we celebrate the resurrection. Easter, anyone? Is homosexuality a sin? If it is, I am commanded to love my neighbor as myself, and hate the sin, not the sinner. We are told that all sin is equal in the eyes of the Lord, so why does no one protest lying, or cheating? Come on, folks. I find so much hypocrisy in this issue. If it is a sin, then honestly, that’s God’s problem, not mine. The Bible also tells us not to judge others.
At the end of the day, I guess I do support gay marriage. What I ultimately support is people following their hearts. At the end of the day, does it really change how I live my life? No. And if two people love each other and decide to make a commitment to each other, shouldn’t they be allowed to express it in the same manner I’m allowed?