God Doesn’t Make Mistakes

I am so happy that we now all have marriage equality in this country. I think its great step for this country to acknowledge and accept that everyone wants someone to love. We all want that partner to go through life with, that one person that we can count on to have our backs and knows that we have theirs. We want that one person who sees us with all our flaws and wants to be with us anyway, we want that person to know that we see them, flaws and all and we still want them. So it’s great to know that everyone who wants to get married, can. I also know that there are those who think that homosexuality is a sin, and that this is only putting one more nail in the coffin of our country. I’d like to think that this is wrong.

I know many say that homosexuality is scripturally a sin, but I just don’t know about that. When a person is born heterosexual, that’s not a choice, it just is. So why think that homosexuality is a choice? If a person who is gay and is born into a Christian home, what is that person supposed to do? Does it seem likely that that person would choose to be gay? I don’t think so. Some don’t want to disappoint their parents, some feel shame and guilt and a lot of gay teens attempt or succeed in suicide. It’s sad, and if a person is born gay, and God doesn’t make mistakes, then how can it be a sin? I do understand how Christians might be upset with this law, but I have a theory.

What if gay marriage was legalized because God wants marriage between two people that love each other? Instead of living together, God wants everyone to have that one partner in life, raising their family to love him and honor him. Isn’t that a better way to look at it? I know that so many Christians can quote verses from the bible that seem to support the whole “homosexuality is an abomination” but what if that’s not the correct interpretation? I know that I am not qualified to argue this point scripturally, I don’t even want to try. I just think that it is wrong to say that being gay is a choice, I think people are born gay or straight, and they can’t help it, so if that is the case, then how could it be a sin?

I guess what I’m trying to say, is gay marriage is not a sign of the apocalypse, but a sign that with all the really awful things going on in the world, this is a good thing. We all need love and acceptance and now without the distraction of arguing about gay rights, we can now focus on how we can be better as a society. Tolerant of our neighbors, accepting and embracing our differences so that we can discover our similarities.

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