Supreme Court, Gay Marriage and Christianity

Supreme Court, Gay Marriage and Christianity


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In this CNN web article, the topic is about equal rights and gay marriage. On Tuesday, a historic meeting was held. Supreme court justices were scatter minded in their decision to approve the legality of gay marriage. As supporters of same sex marriage rallied outside the courtroom, the court seemed to lean a little closer to conservative justices.

The emotion of the case also flooded into the courtroom, as one protester seated inside began shouted and screaming in the middle of the arguments.

“If you support gay marriage you will burn in hell,” the protester shouted before police quickly detained the man and dragged him out of the courtroom while he continued to scream.

The core democratic value demonstrated in this is the value of life, liberty, property, and authority. The quality and livelihood of many individuals are being unfairly judged. I personally believe that people have the freedom and right to do whatever they please according to the separation of religion and state. Personally, I do not support gay marriage, but I tolerate it and respect people’s decisions. I believe that God has given human beings free will and what we do with our choices highly determines our fate. However, the unity and bondage in a marriage should be between a man and a woman. I believe that God can accept anybody as they are and patrons should have the right to express their love.

The Holy Bible states that homosexuals cannot enter into the union of heaven. It also says that man is not the judge. Whether or not people want to believe this is completely up to them. Christians are taught to share the gospel and follow Jesus Christ in the way that He lived. He lived as an example of inclusion- especially inclusion of those on the outskirts of society. The protesters who scream damnation not only corrupt the peace and image of God, but portray a sense of nonacceptance which is the complete opposite of  the Christian way. We do not have the right to judge others, but accept and love each other just as Jesus did.

 Leviticus 18:22 ESV– You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 ESV– Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

James 4:12 ESV-There is only one lawgiver and judge, he who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor?