Today I saw a gay couple making out in front of a street preaching
bible beater in defiance of his apparently offensive message – that gay
people are going to hell. People were cheering them on. I’m
not sure how to respond to this, other than to say: if gay couples
really wanted the world’s respect, wouldn’t they act more mature?
If they really knew that they were justified in their beliefs, then why
would they flaunt a very personal interaction (kissing) in front of the
whole school just to make a point. That seems very middle school
to me. If they really knew they were right, they would go to the
heart of the matter through conversation, not through juvenile
sensationalism – a display of which devistates their case that true
love can be found in homosexual relationships. If that were the
case, then why are you cheapening it and making out on a sidewalk, just
to prove a point. Is it sacred or spiritual to you in any
way? Or is it just erotic. Is it just an act between two
organisms – no better than two animals having relations in a
forest. Where is the agape in that, is my question.
If this post bothers or stimulates you, I would encourage you to read
the last one. This is an experiment: this is a short post, and is
to the point. I covered too much ground in my last one. I
would imagine that I have more responses to this one than to the
lengthy one. Because people don’t have enough time or patience to
sort through heavy material. Which is fine. I just want to
see how I should do it in the future.
Also, stay tuned for more posts about the balance between church and
state: Why does the government have a say in marriage? Is
there even any difference between marriage in civil unions, in a real
sense? Do they mock the institution we hold sacred? Do gay
couples deserve civil union benefits? Are they civil
rights? What does it mean to love gay couples like christ
would? How do we go about being concerned for their eternal
Copeland came out today.