Doug Matulis said:
I am convinced that Christ would not have opposed gay marriage based upon his actual sermons. [SIZE="Small"] -Jim Brown[/SIZE]
...Where is Jesus' sermon supporting gay marriage?
I am also convinced that God does not make abominations and God created gays as they are.[SIZE="Small"] -Jim Brown[/SIZE]
Where did God say he made not only Adam and Eve, but also Adam and Steve?
You're the one saying Adam & Steve. To make that point valid you've elevated it to the level of "God didn't say it." through implied contradiction. In fact God didn't say he made Adam & Eve, a book you happen to believe in says it. If you hold to that belief, fine. Avoid marrying a gay person.
In my belief, and many billions of others, (elevation again, I know) God made all things, gay or straight, vegetable or mineral, Ford or Chevy and so on. Does my set of beliefs shatter yours? Of course not. You'll go happily on thinking I'm doomed, or some such. I'll go happily on thinking you're missing out on some of life's adventures.
The point of opposition on gay marriage is one group is trying to suppress another groups pursuit of what they believe to be happiness. That is from one point of view. My point is that's really none of my business. I'll go happily along without spoiling whatever joy they might find in life.
The point of opposition on personal belief is where we cross the line between maintaining our own faith, and interfering with that of others.
In our case, it goes back to you thinking life only has one path, and my thought that each of us finds one of many billions of paths. Yours ends in salvation, as that destination is important to you. Mine simply does not end, as the journey itself is what I value. Well... May your way be as pleasant as mine has been.
As for the many millions of gay people in the world... It can't be easy, so I wish them well.
There's two more cents,