The heart of the matter – I am going to try and discuss an issue amongst Christendom that is quite the ‘hot button’ and not a deeply divided issue – the gay rights issue. This was brought to my attention on facebook from a friend of mine that is gay – and she asked me to support the cause of ‘gay rights’. I don’t have to do anything to be involved mind you – but just the very idea had me thinking for days about ‘what I thought’ on the issue.
I have a variety of thoughts but what matters is what I did – I decided to support the cause – mainly on the basis that all people in our countries deserve all the rights promised in our constitutions (no one is excluded).
I guess I approach the issue more on the idea that we are called to ‘treat others how we want to be treated’ – and I think just because someone is gay – doesn’t make that person less human than me or not wanting the same things I want (namely acceptance and love). For me, that is where the issue begins and ends – with how I treat someone else and what that means to my integrity.
So I am interested – what do you think on this issue? Should Christian people be supporting the cause for gay rights? Is it contradictory?