• The Bible Isn’t Against Gay Marriage

    Christians tell me all the time that the Bible is against homosexuality and that is why they oppose gay marriage. There is a problem with that however… okay, I suspect there are many problems with that, but I want to only focus on this one. The Bible doesn’t say that gays shouldn’t be allowed to marry.

    It’s true, there are only a handful verses or so that talk about homosexuality in the Bible and none of them say anything about not allowing gays to marry. Now, the Bible does call homosexuality an “abomination” (Leviticus 18:22) and even goes as far as to say that they should be “put to death” (Leviticus 20:13), but it doesn’t say that they can’t be married first.

    While the New Testament makes it clear that gays are “unrighteous” and can’t “inherit the kingdom of God” (1 Corinthians 6:9), it doesn’t say that they can’t get married in a democracy of man. It just doesn’t.

    So sure, if Christians want to call homosexuality a “vile affection” (Romans 1:26-27), they have that right under the First Amendment of the Constitution. But they can’t go around killing gays like their God demands because the laws of the United States of America are above their imaginary God’s law and even if a Christian doesn’t accept that fact, there is nothing in the Bible prohibiting gays from getting married.

    I demand that a Christian show me the chapter and verse that claims that gays can’t get married. While you’re at it, you can also try to explain why you don’t put gays to death the way your God demands. Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad you recognize that killing someone because they love someone of the same gender is morally wrong or at least that human laws are more important to you than God’s laws, but I want you to admit it.

    Maybe Christians should just allow gays to get married and live happily here on Earth, since they will be tortured for all eternity after they die anyway. Can’t you at least give them this short lifetime to be happy before your God tortures them for all eternity? Please vote to support gay marriage. Thanks!

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    Article by: Staks Rosch

    Staks Rosch is a writer for the Skeptic Ink Network & Huffington Post, and is also a freelance writer for Publishers Weekly. Currently he serves as the head of the Philadelphia Coalition of Reason and is a stay-at-home dad.