Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Marriage Equality: Just Do It
I live in the Bible Belt.
I am a Christian.
I also believe in marriage equality.
I don’t know the mind of God and I refuse to put words in the mouth of Jesus. However, I know that God is love and that wherever there is love there is God.
So you may call me a heretic*, but I can’t understand how discouraging a loving commitment to another person is justified. It looks too much like hate or fear disguised as love and that doesn't sound like Jesus to me at all.
Most of us are simply trying to find our way through this life. Being able to make a commitment to someone we love and having the ability to walk through life with that person makes this journey easier. Part of loving my neighbor is wanting the best for them and this involves not discouraging them in pursuing strong relationships in their own lives. So from this perspective, supporting marriage equality is the right thing.
*Note: Jesus was called a heretic by the religious leaders of his day. I’m in good company.