Being married has always been something I have thought about since I was a little girl. From that time on, I have always seen and been taught that marriage is between a man and woman. With the way that society is changing every day, it now views many things differently than it did years ago. Recently, there has been a breakthrough on the idea of homosexual marriage, and all 50 states have agreed to allow two people of the same sex to get married. Homosexual marriage is becoming more widely known, but it is not really something I have ever imagined to be such an issue.
Personally, I think that it is not an acceptable way of life to be married to someone of the same gender. With the way that people are voicing their opinions on certain topics, such as racial issues, by either protesting or posting on social media, is not what we should do to try and come to an agreement on this issue. Rather, we should all have the right to vote, and we need to gather thoughts on the question of why homosexual marriage is becoming a way of life. Also, we need to ask what has motivated the beginning of this idea.
Because I know that the United States is founded on freedom and religion, Thave the right to have my view recognized as a Christian person, and to follow the law of God through the bible. My reasoning for not agreeing with the idea of legalizing the marriage of same sex couples is because this country is founded on religion, and my faith is something that I live by every day. Although some may not believe certain religions, I believe that marriage should be heterosexual because they can produce children.
God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them,” this verse tells us that God created man and woman, and he created the woman so that they could be together and create children (“Genesis 1:27”). There is not an exact definition for marriage, because most websites all have different views, and are all becoming changed because of the way society is taking on the subject. I have been raised in a religious household, and the reasoning behind my strict opinion on this topic is due to that.
There are other religions that people follow, such as Jewish and Islamic. The Jewish church also varies in its approach to samesex marriage. “The Islamic faith openly rejects homosexuality, citing the story of Lot in Sodom as a condemnation of homosexuality (“History and Debate of Gay Marriage”). ” The following statement made does not bring religion into the idea of gay marriage, “Roughly half of all states prohibit first cousins from marrying, and all prohibit marriage of closer blood relatives, even if the individuals being married are sterile.
In all states, it is illegal to attempt to marry more than one person, or even to pass off more than one person as one’s spouse (Kolasinksi, Adam). ” This shows that although a big part of the disagreement may be solely about religion, the state’s argument before the passing of the law had moral reasoning behind it. Quite a few other religions are against the topic of homosexual marriage, so the idea that just Christians are openly against the idea is incorrect. If two people of the same gender wed each other, then that means that their ability to produce children is obsolete.
Two people that are married may not be capable to produce children due to medical reasoning or issues that they cannot control, which may be a problem but there are other ways to be able to have children if they decide to take that option. Sometimes in peoples’ marriage they decide that they do not want children, but for this instance, I am taking a stance from the people that do want children because they can conceive them properly. For those that are non-believers in Christ this question also raises concern, for example a website says, “The most common non-religious argument against gay arriage, of course, is that gay parents cannot naturally reproduce, and that reproduction ensures the continuation and viability of the existence of the state. This comes the closest to meeting the criterion of a state interest that is not connected to religious belief (Bierma, Nathan). ”
In the bible it states “God blessed them and said to them, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground. God’s plan for creation was for men and women to marry and have children. A man and a woman would form a “one-flesh” union through marriage (Genesis 2:24), and they with their children become a family, the essential building block of human society (“What does the bible say about family? “). ” There are multiple issues with gay marriage, and one of them is that it is becoming more acceptable. The more people that go out and get married, or date the opposite sex, may start to persuade it as another way of life for others if they see that society is accepting it.
Just because it has become a law that is acceptable to do, does not mean that it is the right thing to do. It is not morally permissible to marry someone of the same gender. In Leviticus 20:13 it says “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them (King James Version Bible, Lev. 20:13). ” The more people that chose to go out and marry someone of the same sex, then eventually it could start to become a social norm.
We could possibly live in a country where that has become superior and that can affect the United States in a terrible way. I do agree that the laws cannot be strictly from the bible and other religions, and some laws for instance, like this website gives us examples of other issues that we have in today’s culture, “Theft is also forbidden by the Bible, but regardless of that, the state has an interest in protecting property rights. I’m not saying the Bible isn’t a good lawbook (Bierma, Nathan). ”
This example of theft and others such as murder are problems that we face very day and the laws that we have made for those convicted are not like what it says in the bible. One thing I do agree with is that love is love and whoever you fall in love with is the person that you want to be with. When in a relationship, you are the one to support the other person through thick and thin no matter the circumstances. If someone falls in love with another person of the same gender, then that love is strongly held between the two of them. People think that it is acceptable because they fall in love with each other, and that love is what holds them together.
Loving someone full heartedly is a rare thing and having the opportunity to love someone or something is a beautiful moment, although for me it is hard to imagine the love that someone could have towards the same gender as what others have for the opposite gender. There are many laws and regulations that the people of the United States have to follow with them being federal or state laws. The law that is in place now makes it legal to marry the same gender. Same sex marriage is something that would had not been acceptable even up to just fifteen years ago.
I believe that the law of God is one to follow because the commandments you must follow to reach the Kingdom of God do not necessarily align with this way of life. The laws of the state are sometimes not politically correct, but we still have to abide by them since they are the laws. Some states like North Carolina, as well as other states, have laws that are put in place that have no moral reasoning. For example, it is a felony to steal more than $1000 of grease (“Big Government. Small Brains. Dumb Laws. “). Nonetheless, we must follow them or suffer the consequences.
In conclusion, I do not agree with the law to allow same sex marriage and my opinion is strongly influenced by my religion. Although I was raised on Christian values, some do not have the opportunity to explore and learn about the religion. Having all of these laws passed lately about the bathroom issues between transgender, lesbian and, gays is becoming a big issue. The way that the state is handling the issues is something that is going to be impossible to please everyone because of the way we are all raised and strongly opinionated.