So I don’t wanna deal with this on Facebook, but I gotta say something. How does it effect Christians that’s same sex marriage is now allowed nationally? What does it matter to them? Now I have heard, and not sure it’s true, that if churches wont do same sex marriage cerimonies they will get taxed, that’s not ok. If our country really gives a shit about freedom, hasn’t religion always been a big freedom? I don’t understand why Christians feel so offended about same sex marriage, but I do think churches should be able to say they wont to same sex ceromnies. There are still churches out there that are supportive, that the LBGT community can turn to. There’s even one a couple minutes from my home; they have a rainbow on their sign and it always says ‘come as you are.’. If it were me, I wouldn’t want to have my cerionmy done only because they were forced to allow me, I want my wedding cerionmy to be filled with love, all around. Isn’t that what most want? Isn’t that kinda the point?
I don’t consider myself Christian, though I am Baptized catholic, I don’t identify with any religion, so perhaps that’s why I don’t get it. Mike recently mentioned a quote that struck a cord with me, that fits into this subject, kinda:
Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space
“Ann Druyan suggests an experiment: Look back again at the pale blue dot of the preceding chapter. Take a good long look at it. Stare at the dot for any length of time and then try to convince yourself that God created the whole Universe for one of the 10 million or so species of life that inhabit that speck of dust. Now take it a step further: Imagine that everything was made just for a single shade of that species, or gender, or ethnic or religious subdivision. If this doesn’t strike you as unlikely, pick another dot. Imagine it to be inhabited by a different form of intelligent life. They, too, cherish the notion of a God who has created everything for their benefit. How seriously do you take their claim?”