“If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have donewhat is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on theirheads. “- Leviticus 20:13. “Do you not know that the wicked will not inheritthe kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: .
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will notinherit the kingdom of God. “- 1 Corinthians 6:9-10. “Do not lie with a manas one lies with a woman; that is detestable. “-Leviticus 18:22. According tothe Bible same-sex marriages would be immoral and sinful. Being gay and lovinganother person is certainly not illegal, but uniting that couple in marriage isnot only rejected by most of society but also by Judaism, Christianity andIslam.
As a Christian I find same-sex marriages unacceptable, but I know thatnot all people believe in the Bible and we do have freedom of religion in the US. Courts in Hawaii would not allow same-sex marriages and that is now beinglooked at as unconstitutional. Not allowing the marriages discriminates againstcertain groups that are United States citizens and that is unconstitutional. Even though I dont approve of same-sex marriages, according to our laws thereis really no reason why the marriages shouldnt take place.
But I do thinkthere should be limitations. Marriages of the same-sex should not involvechildren. There is no natural way that two people of the same-sex could possiblyhave children of their own and should not be given custody of a child or theability to adopted a child. Governor Wilson, California republican is proposingto ban “Second-parent adoptions, which in the past have been approved.
Theseregulations would require marital status to be given to the Department of SocialServices. I don’t believe that gay parents will cause such a child to be gay. But all things being equal, I do believe that child is being deprived ofcrucial, necessary two-sex ingredients essential in parenting. That it takes aman and a woman to produce that third person is the most basic proof that achild needs both a mommy and a daddy. Children who have parents of the same-sexwould be unbearable harassed by other children and considered an outcast. Aninnocent child put in a situation that would be emotionally stressful for mostof their youth-there is no need.
Just imagine what a child would go through. “Billy, which one of your dads wore the dress in the wedding?” or “Suzy,which one of your moms is coming to the mother-daughter picnic?” Why put kidsin an environment that is not morally or socially acceptable in todayssociety? Being gay should never result in being harassed, hated or hurt. Butsadly, being gay also should never mean being able to marry or adopt. Everythingin life has a price.
Being childless is a high price. But a child’s basic needsmust always supersede the desires of an adult. Children must always come beforeself. BibliographyHoly Bible (NIV) – Leviticus 18:22 – Leviticus 20:13 – 1 Corinthians 6:9″Gay marriages should be allowed, state judge rules,” The Wall StreetJournal, Dec. 4, 1996. .