If you're on Facebook, I assume you've seen the symbol above. It symbolizes supporting marriage equality.
I didn't put the above sign on my FB page, but I support marriage equality. I think God made ALL humans in His image, not just the straight ones, and I don't think it's a sin to be gay. I don't understand how anyone can consider loving someone to be a sin. That just doesn't make sense to me. And I don't think gay people being married affects my marriage in any way at all, just like straight people being married for 55 hours doesn't, or people divorcing 8 times doesn't.
I saw the below symbol posted in my FB feed by a friend and I honestly felt like I was just punched in the gut. And then I felt embarrassed by my reaction to this symbol. But here's the truth: I think Christians sometimes hide behind their religion and use it as an excuse to not accept others, and I am ashamed to be lumped into the same category with these people.
Sometimes I think that religion is over-rated. The most Christ-like person I've ever met, Luc Gruenther, wasn't involved with organized religion. I don't know what his beliefs were because I never specifically talked to him about them, and now isn't the time to ask Cassy about them either. But I don't think that Luc was a believer. However, he was literally one of the best people I've ever met. He made everyone feel included and important. He took the time to get to know you and he truly cared about you and what you had to say. There was not one single ounce of superfluous nature in that man. He was as genuine as they come and I am proud to say that I knew him.
On the flip side, it seems that more often than not, it's the Christians who are judging and condemning each other. They have their views of what's right, and if you don't fit that bill, you need to change to live your life according to how they want you to. I just don't understand it.
Not long ago it was illegal for whites and blacks to marry. Now most of us realize how ridiculous that is. I hope it's in the near future that people realize how ridiculous it is to restrict people because of their sexual orientation. And it's really odd to me that it seems as though the same people that think it should be legal to carry weapons, that have enabled hundreds of people dying in mass shootings, are the same people that are so against gay marriage, which, to my knowledge, has never hurt anyone, let alone killed anyone. And no matter what your religious believes are, religion has no business in government. Period.
I'll get off my soap box now.