I normally shy away from getting involved in politics or other divisive and controversial issues. I always try to practice love, non-judgmentalism, and tolerance towards all races and peoples.
So what’s my take on the Supreme Court’s recent ruling legalizing same-sex marriage?
First of all, I believe in obedience to civil authority. If the Supreme Court says it is now legal, then we must honor this decision by our nation’s leaders. As a Christian, I’m embarrassed when religious leaders involve themselves in Gay-bashing or promise to set themselves on fire if same-sex laws are approved. I think they are portraying the wrong image of what Christ taught us by His example. Jesus was a friend of sinners, prostitutes and tax collectors. That doesn’t mean He approved of their actions or lifestyles, but He showed them the true love of God and treated them with the same dignity we should show all people, regardless of their sexual orientation.
Secondly, I have gay family members and friends that I dearly love and value as human beings. Yet, I don’t personally approve of their sexual orientation. You may not see me putting out a rainbow flag in order to promote the gay lifestyle, but you won’t see me expressing hateful, condemning messages towards the gay community either. I believe this is the true Christian way to live.
You’re opinions are welcomed in the comment box below…
– Luis Josephus