This is so complicated to answer! There were only a few of us that mentioned that, and I think I was the last one to do so, i.e. I feel like I need to respond even though I know I’m of a VERY different thought process of most bee’s. Hopefully knowing that I have over 1000 normal people sounding posts people won’t totally hate me.
I want to add a disclaimer that this is really really complicated and I don’t have the time to write the dissertation required to full explain my position.
-I’m for human person. That starts at conception and ends at their NATURAL death. Everyone deserves to be loved and have love.
-I’m for loving all, supporting all, and human rights.
-I believe that not doing something or being friends with someone or in some way holding sexuality against someone is not right or Christ-like.
-I think that all people, regardless of marriage or single etc.. should be able to designate people who can visit them in the hospital or make critical life decisions in case of emergency. This goes for other legal/civil aspects as well.
-I think that everyone deserves love and respect.
-I am not convinced that “homosexuality” is “natural” *don’t kill me, I haven’t seen evidence proof enough, and I don’t want to turn this thread into a “let’s convince KLP” thing*
-I am of the belief that men and women were created in a way that fits together properly and that procreation is just as fundamental to “marriage” as union and relationship.
-I think that there is a reason for the natural togetherness of male and female anatomy and it’s that way for a reason regardless of who your God is or why/how we were created
-I think that the lack of ability to naturally reproduce without 3rd party assistance is the greatest hurdle to my acceptance of homosexuality as a “normal” relationship.
-I think 2 people of the same sex can raise a normal human just like a single mother or father can, but I also think that the family unit with male and female who “loved” a child into being is the better formation… but not that it can’t happen other ways…
-I think marriage is inherently and historically religion based and it wasn’t always about “civil liberties” if you really go back in time. According to my Christian background, it is a “Covenant” not a “contract.”
-Although I’m not yet convinced at it’s “naturalness” I don’t see how we can stop a “civil union” in the eyes of the state, however, most homosexual couples state that this is not acceptable unless full “marriage” is granted and accepted at any level and in any church.
-I’m concerned about legal recourse towards churches who do not accept or validate homosexual marriage
This is a very shallow and in-complete list. One I’ll be honest I don’t really wish to share because I know I’m about to jump into a lions den… so… um… ya… that’s part of it?
ack, I’m fearfully going to hit submit now…