For The Life of Me too…

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.

8 Responses to “For The Life of Me too…”

  1. 1 Jinky Beans May 10, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Tutu is NOT Catholic. He’s Anglican (Epicopalian in this country). That might explain it. . .

    • 2 thelifeofjamie May 10, 2012 at 12:15 pm

      I certainly hope that doesn’t “explain” it. I am sure that there are catholic priests out there who believe that gays should possess all the same rights as every other person.

      • 3 kitchenmudge May 13, 2012 at 9:53 am

        Actually, there are Roman Catholics, Anglican Catholics, Orthodox Catholics….

        “Catholic” just means “universal”. It’s kinda like the Chinese Emperor assuming that Britain was a distant provice of China. A claim that many churches use in their titles.

  2. 4 Lisa Wields Words May 10, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    I saw this quote on Facebook too, and my first thought was how often I have heard the idea that “God doesn’t make mistakes” and yet the same people who say that are often the people who vilify difference as something sinful. You can’t have it both ways people.

  3. 5 Kathryn McCullough May 10, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    I saw this over at Lisa’s blog. Well said. Thanks for sharing it here, as well.

  4. 7 John Erickson May 11, 2012 at 11:30 am

    It’s not really a civil rights or religious issue, it’s a knowledge (or ignorance) issue. If you spend any amount of time with an LGBT person, you will quickly find out a very important face – they are a PERSON. There are evil and good gays, loving and self-centered gays, and pretty much every other flavour you can think of. The one thing I have noticed from my personal interactions is, they are FAR more tolerant than most “straight” people are.
    Oh, and in my experience, same-sex couples tend to be more durable than mixed-sex couples. Maybe it’s the greater hassle they have to go through in life, but I don’t get why anyone would want to discriminate against these more loving, more stable couplings.
    But then again, I’m weird, as you can WELL attest, right? ;)

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