• The Bible Isn’t Against Gay Marriage

    Christians tell me all the time that the Bible is against homosexuality and that is why they oppose gay marriage. There is a problem with that however… okay, I suspect there are many problems with that, but I want to only focus on this one. The Bible doesn’t say that gays shouldn’t be allowed to marry.

    It’s true, there are only a handful verses or so that talk about homosexuality in the Bible and none of them say anything about not allowing gays to marry. Now, the Bible does call homosexuality an “abomination” (Leviticus 18:22) and even goes as far as to say that they should be “put to death” (Leviticus 20:13), but it doesn’t say that they can’t be married first.

    While the New Testament makes it clear that gays are “unrighteous” and can’t “inherit the kingdom of God” (1 Corinthians 6:9), it doesn’t say that they can’t get married in a democracy of man. It just doesn’t.

    So sure, if Christians want to call homosexuality a “vile affection” (Romans 1:26-27), they have that right under the First Amendment of the Constitution. But they can’t go around killing gays like their God demands because the laws of the United States of America are above their imaginary God’s law and even if a Christian doesn’t accept that fact, there is nothing in the Bible prohibiting gays from getting married.

    I demand that a Christian show me the chapter and verse that claims that gays can’t get married. While you’re at it, you can also try to explain why you don’t put gays to death the way your God demands. Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad you recognize that killing someone because they love someone of the same gender is morally wrong or at least that human laws are more important to you than God’s laws, but I want you to admit it.

    Maybe Christians should just allow gays to get married and live happily here on Earth, since they will be tortured for all eternity after they die anyway. Can’t you at least give them this short lifetime to be happy before your God tortures them for all eternity? Please vote to support gay marriage. Thanks!

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    Article by: Staks Rosch

    Staks Rosch is a writer for the Skeptic Ink Network, Huffington Post, and the National Atheism Examiner on Examiner.com. Currently he serves as the head of the Philadelphia Coalition of Reason and is a stay-at-home dad.

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    1. I’ve thought about this many times! How could a Christian campaign for homosexuals to be banned from marriage (about which the Bible says nothing), but then *not* campaign for the gay death penalty (about which the Bible is perfectly clear)?

      We should also note that Jesus clearly intends for all his followers to follow the commands of Leviticus (including putting gay people to death). In Matthew 5:17-20, Jesus says:

      “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.”

    2. You must willingly blind yourself to think the Bible is murky on this issue. “Reading between the lines” and “putting 2 and 2 together” is a practice humans apply to a vast majority of literature, as well as religious texts. The Bible thinks gays should be put to death, and on multiple occasions illustrates the ideal marriage as being between a man and a woman. Don’t use Christians’ own text against them. Use your own words. The Bible is clear on its stance regarding marriage equality. It doesn’t like it. But, it also happens to be wrong. Don’t delude yourself into thinking otherwise.

    3. The bible doesn’t say to kill gays. It does in the old testament but during the new testament things changed. sins that people would die for wouldn’t die for it anymore, the new testament states it as a sin, but does not say to kill them. after Jesus came things like that changed.

    4. I am a Christian and I LOVE JESUS!!!
      But you’re not going to find a verse telling us not to allow you guys, or girls, to marry. You just won’t.
      And P.S Jesus came to change the treatment of sinners coming from the Christians. We are not allowed to kill you and in my personal opinion (having PTSD from severe childhood trauma) violence literally disgusts me.
      Good thing God instructed me with His word to be like Christ and not other Christians.
      Adultery used to be punishable by death also, and its amazing how some have seem to have completely forgotten.
      I love them just like I love any other sinners, but dang on if they don’t make it hard sometimes.
      Jesus opposed the “religious” the entire time he preached, healed, traveled… Just sayin’

    5. Jesus didn’t stone the adultress, and he didn’t kill no gays. He is our example, not gradpa, cousin Billy or the false prophets.
      Sorry for the multiple posts, but I am extremely passionate about THE TRUTH.

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