For goodness sake, can people stop calling anyone who disagrees with them a bigot or a hater? I’m so tired of those who preach tolerance being so intolerant.
Those who think homosexuality is a sin are called homophobes, bigots, etc. First of all the practice of homosexuality is indeed a sin. The Bible is very clear on that. However, it is no different than any other sin.
For those who say people are born that way, well, we all are. We are all born with a sinful nature. Sure, we can’t help who we are attracted to, but we can control how we act on those attractions. My husband and I have a dear friend who struggles with same sex attraction. However, he acknowledges that it is wrong and chooses to stay celibate. He says having self control (though hard at times) is no different than two straight people who are not married that choose to practice abstinence before marriage, or someone who does the right thing by not sleeping with someone else’s spouse. God expects them to do the right thing, so if controlling oneself is good enough for them, then it is good enough for him.
Our neighbors are lesbians. They are very kind people. My husband has shoveled their driveway when one of them had surgery and I made a meal for them. They have helped us and shared things with us as well. We don’t hate them. I don’t look at them any differently than my cousin who is living with her boyfriend.
I’m not a homophobe or bigot for supporting traditional marriage. Heterosexuals don’t have the “right” to marry. Marriage isn’t a “right” for anyone. Same sex couples have the same rights as any citizen. They can get a power of attorney so their partner can make medical decisions, they can name their partner as beneficiary on insurance policies. They can get a joint bank account. They can rent an apartment together. None of those things require them to be married.
We are all created by God in His image, so let’s all get along and stop the name calling just because someone doesn’t agree with you.