I saw this on Facebook yesterday, and after being inspired by Lisa, I had to post it.
Correct me if I am wrong, but an Archbishop is Catholic? It’s nice to see a man of the cloth with this perspective.
I find it very hard to believe that God thinks that people should be vilified for something they have no control over. When I was a substitute teacher, I watched a video in a class about how people became who they are. Black people originally hail from Africa. It’s hot in Africa. They developed more pigment in their skin to protect them from the harsh sun. They are taller, because it is easier to cool the longer limbs. Asians don’t actually have slanted eyes. They have a larger eye hood. This was to protect the upper Mongolians from sand storms. They also store a bit more body fat to protect them from the harsh winters.
Evolution over time has lead to changes in the human race. Wee have medical advances that allow those to procreate who might not otherwise have the chance. We have medicine which allows people to live longer. We have scientists who create all of these innovations for the betterment of mankind. Who do you you think made the scientist? God. If God created man, then God created medicine and science. Science has concluded that being gay is genetically inherent and not a choice. It is safe to say, that God had a hand in this.
Everyone needs to love and be loved. It’s a basic human need. Who cares what gender that love comes from. I don’t. If I was loved by a woman, all I would care about is that I was loved. I happen to be loved by a man- but that doesn’t mean homosexual love is any different or worse. Love is love. Love is all you need.
I am proud of the President for taking a risky stand and stating that same sex marriage should be allowed. It doesn’t hurt anyone. The only people who are hurting as a result of a ban on gay marriage are gay people (a minority) and the children of the bigots who think that someone else doesn’t deserve the basic human rights as everyone else.
This is not a religious issue. It’s a civil rights issue.