Oookay. I'm getting irritated by the never-ending debate surrounding being gay and gay marriage. Let's try summonning it all up.
1. Being gay
Con: It's a choice/lifestyle/preference.
Pro: It's not. If it's a choice, who would choose being discriminated against and not being able to married, always being seen as a sinner or an abnormal? Or when exactly did you choose to be a heterosexual?
Con: It's abnormal/unnatural.
Pro: If it's unnatural then please explain why are there so many species in animal world that have homosexual pairings? It's not possible that they can 'choose' their lifestyle either, is it?
Con: Male and female body parts fit together, male-male or female-female don't.
Pro: Let me just quote someone from some forum: "As a retired reproductive physiologist I can speak with scientific authority that there is a biological/physiological basis for homosexuality. Period."
Con: "If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them." The bible says so.
Pro: First of all, as lesbians are not mentioned, lesbianism is okay but gay men are not? Second of all, if a gay man has never lieth with a woman, so it's okay, isn't it? Third of all, are you gonna kill gay people in random? What kind of person are you? Last but not least, read Deuteronomy 21:18-21, bring your inobidient son to the city hall and stone him to death first, okay?
Con: Gay coupling can never procreate.
Pro: God creates heterosexuals to procreate so that humans can fill up the earth. I think now He cretes homosexuals so that the earth is not overcrowded, ask Chinese people.
2. Gay Marriage
Con: Marriage has been between a man and a woman since the beginning of time.
Pro: So untrue. It used to be a man and many women, it used to be a man who possesed his wife, it used to be a man and a woman of the same race. In my country it has to be a man and a woman of the same religion too.
Con: Gay people has civil union.
Pro: First of all, the rights granted under the civil union don't cover all of the rights granted under marriage. Second of all, being able to get civil-unioned and not being able to get married is equal but different. Remember when black people have to be seated on the back of the bus? Both black people and white people had the same right to ride the bus, they only had to sit on different seats. If it's okay, then why was there a change made about that?
Con: The word 'marriage' belongs to church.
Pro: Church has its own term for it: holy matrimony. Besides, this isn't about religion, it's about civil rights. It'll be okay too if both heterosexual and homosexual people can get civil-unioned only, then if heterosexual people want to get married they can be married in church.
Con: Legalizing gay marriage is the same as accepting gay behavior and by accepting such a sinful behavior God may give the country punishment.
Pro: Well, the last time I checked, Canada and Netherlands are still intact and okay.
Con: Gay marriage threatens straight marriage.
Pro: In what way? Gay marriage isn't a threat for straight marriage. Divorce is.
Con: If gay marriage is legal then some churches will be forced to perform gay marriage.
Pro: What for? Don't flatter yourself. There are many other churches that are willing to perform gay marriages, why do we have to force some churches that aren't?
Bottom line is, gay people have been here since thousands of years ago - without being able to procreate. Even if they have children, there's no telling if the children are going to be straight or gay. If God doesn't want gay people to exist then He should stop creating them.
About gay marriage, love is love. Since when does love become so hard to comprehend? Do you love your husband/wife? Then you should understand how gay couple feel about each other. Furthermore, how can two other people being married, or even divorced, give effects to your own marriage? If your marriage is affected by other people getting married or divorced, then there must have been something wrong in your marriage at the first place.
And if you don't believe in gay marriage, then don't marry people of the same sex. Simple, isn't it? Any furher question?