Grad student & History Major causing a ruckus in Pittsburgh, PA
First of all, the King James version of the Bible says that. And if we are going to take that as fact, Leviticus also says I cannot eat pig. And no shellfish. and “Leviticus 19:19 “Neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woollen come upon thee.”" It even says we cannot eat blood, but by the law of transubstantiation the wine of the Eucharist becomes the blood of Christ. I hope you’re not Catholic.
Point is, Leviticus is of the Hebrew Bible, and was written by Jewish people. It was later translated by kings and priests and many people over the years. It went from Hebrew to Greek to probably German than English. Considering the Bible has been used for hundreds and hundreds of years to start everything from battles to executions and forced conversions of the innocent, I don’t think we should continue using this sacred book to spread hate when Jesus clearly states the opposite.
And Jesus declared himself the New Covenant, and we were to listen to him. And He mentioned nothing about homosexuality. He spoke of only love, respect and forgiveness.
God forgives us of our sins. If YOU believe homosexuality is a sin, than God will also forgive and love them just the same. But I believe God does NOT view it as a sin. It is Love. And people being normal people.
Speaker in class: People act like marriage is a sacred bond under God. Yes, IF you believe in God. The fact is it’s a right and you and your future spouse go to your local courthouse and sit in a waiting room then are asked some questions and sign a piece of paper.
Me: (being the only married one in the room besides the teacher) “Yup. My husband and I were married by law before we even had the ceremony. There was no talk of God.”
The law unites people who don’t believe in God all the time. EVERY DAY. Thousands, possibly millions of people who don’t believe in God are married every day in the United States. God has nothing to do with marriage in the eyes of the law.
So, dear politicians, let’s give gay people that right, since your God argument is completely invalid. We don’t want to change churches or religion, we want to change the LAW.
p.s. I refuse to believe my God is a God who hates people simply for loving someone. I doubt He shares the same opinions as discriminatory and homophobic politicians and preachers.
p.p.s. I believe no one can speak for God. And don’t tell me the Pope does because many Popes have been downright SCARY and EVIL. We do not know if God thinks homosexuality is a sin or not since for most of its existence the Bible has been edited and altered by everyone from simple monks and scholars to kings. And everyone interprets it in a different way.
But, I can choose to worship whichever God I want: A God who loves all and accepts everyone for who they are and forgives them for their mistakes, OR a God who will punish someone simply for being who they are, even if they are a good person.
Yeah, I believe in a loving God. And since Jesus is God and was His representation on Earth and said NOTHING about homosexuality nor did He discriminate against ANYONE, I choose to believe God doesn’t care if you are a man who loves a man or a woman who loves a woman. God’s love will shine through in anyone who does good in this world and helps people and forgives people.
p.p.p.s. These are my beliefs about God. But I do not base all my opinions about people ON my religious beliefs. Get what I mean? I am a 50% scholar, 50% believer. Also if you believe that the Flying Spaghetti Monster will judge me or perhaps that I will be reincarnated as a potato, put in a good word for my immortal soul. I love you all. Good night and good luck.
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