Thank you very much for your reply, I genuinely appreciate it
Thank you for defining ‘partner’, however, you left my question un answered. Would you volunteer yourself to marry someone who does not feel sexually attracted to you? You you believe that gay people should be made to have straight sex? If so, which straight people should be forced to have sex with someone who doesn’t find themattractive?
I don’t agree with you on what marriage means I’m afraid. It institution is there because women were properly to be sold. CofE exists so divorce is possible.
If you think that marriage has to be spelled out by catholic law, does that mean you do not recognise other marriages which are performed under the multitude of religions? There are around 1.2 billion catholics- that’s a minority!
Lives are absolutely up for discussion when debating the rights of SS couples. Tax law, inheritance regulations, children’s legal guardianship… and, please excuse me, but if marriage is only about love as prescribed by your god then it has no place in law, and if marriage is a legal contract, then god, by definition, should have no place in it. That is my view.
I’m afraid I am to disagree on your next point also. How do you teach children what not to do, without teaching them what homosexuality is? Either a child is raised to not care what others do, or they are raised being taught that it is bad- either way, if the topic is raised, it needs some acknowledgment. For example, my daughters have never seen a murder. I have never talked in depth about a murder to her. But I am obligated to make sure she knows it’s wrong to kill.
Service providers may be obligated to ‘contribute’ the same way vegetarian chefs cook meet. They do not have to eat it. When Christians help drug addicts at soup kitchens, do they feel that the are advocating their situation or removing judgment from things that are not their business?
May I clarify- is being homosexual a sin? Or just a homosexual act?
Because gay people cannot help their sexuality any more than you can.
So you wish laws were passed to allow sex with 12 year old children as in the bible? Do you believe that people are hell bound for wearing fabrics of mixed materials? I don’t believe you do. It strikes me as incredibly odd that your god is omnipotent, but would wilfully force his children to never enjoy sex, as sex as you see it, is only there to procreate.
Thank you both sincerely for your replies.
I do wonder though, how powerful do you think your opinions could be? If you tell an atheist that they are honing to hell because they love their spouse, you realise that by definition they don’t believe you? And therefore cannot be guilty of any wrong doing. If I told you the shirt you were wearing was a sin, and you absolutely did not believe that, would you have actually done anything wrong? Like breaking the speed limit when you didn’t think that you were.
I think you would be happier to follow the bible’s teachings on unconditional love, and ask yourself if it is anything to do with you. Let go and let god!