Enough with the bigotry against gays!
The Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff, General Pace (USMC) recently said that homosexual acts are immoral. According to the article, Pace said “I believe homosexual acts between two individuals are immoral and that we should not condone immoral acts…” This is a personal opinion. Should personal opinion come into play when debating whether or not to support the thousands of gay troops, some of whom are fighting in Iraq?
I am tired of Christians labeling the gay lifestyle as immoral and using that to justify bigotry, intolerance and even hate-crimes. Why do they label it as immoral? The short answer is that the Bible says that homosexuality is a sin and therefore immoral.
This is that same Bible that says:
- Women should keep silent in church (1 Corinthians 14:34)
- Women should not have braided hair, or wear gold, pearls or costly clothing (1 Timothy 2:9)
- If you marry a divorced woman you’re committing adultery (Matthew 5:32)
I could go on with examples of commands in the Bible to which a majority of Christiandom no longer subscribes based simply on social progression. However, they ignore scientific and psychological studies that show homosexuality is not necessarily a choice, but a part of humanity that has existed throughout history.
The Bible has been used to justify genocide, wars, racism, misogyny, intolerance and even slavery. Now the majority of us look back in disbelief that slavery could ever be a justifiable act.
Sometime in the future, homosexuals will be integrated as members of society with all the same rights and privileges as heterosexuals. On that day, we will look back in disbelief that we ever condoned bigotry against this group of individuals.
I wish that day was today.
- The de-Convert