Views on Gay Marriage

08.11.09 | Dr. Stephen Coleman | Comments[4]

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In my commentaries I have continually been outspoken in my opposition to gay marriage. I’ve opined that gay marriage is morally unacceptable, morally repugnant, and contrary to the Bible and Christian teaching. Furthermore, as a traditionalist, I believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman. In my view, the very concept of gay marriage is an oxymoron.

That said, this afternoon I have an e-mail from a listener who disagrees with my views and favors gay marriage. She is a thirteen year old girl named Sierra. She says, "My view on gay marriage is simply that it should be allowed in all states. Gay marriage is when two people of the same sex are in love. It is not as bad or horrible as everyone puts it out to be. Just like blacks and whites should be able to get along without a huge production.

"I have always believed that love is love. When two people are in love...they get married. My best friend is gay and is constantly getting harassed but that isn’t stopping him from knowing and believing in himself."

Well, I want to thank Sierra for writing in and expressing her opinion so well. Although i am opposed to gay marriage, I think it is a shame that her friend has been harassed because he is gay. I think it is unChristian, sinful, and mean-spirited for anyone to harass another person because of their sexual preference.

On a final note: I invite other young people to send me their comments. I would like to read more comments from young people on the air. Comment below, or send me an email.

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Your Comments(please keep them on topic and polite)

on 08.12.09 renee commented

Have the sin not the sinner....god states in romans chapter one and other places that it is wrong to be that settles it

on 08.12.09 Anonymous commented

sorry... i meant
Hate the sin not the sinner....god states in romans chapter one and other places that it is wrong to be that settles it

on 08.12.09 James commented

Thanks for this.

on 11.17.09 rebl commented

"god states in romans chapter one and other places that it is wrong to be that settles it"
The bible also mentions unicorns, satyrs (men with goat legs), cockatrices (rooster-serpents that kill when looked upon) and a race of Giants (they survived the Great Flood, because they appear both before and after it. I guess Noah made room for them on the Ark).
Don't take the bible so literally, its full of stupid and weird stuff.

G 19:22-29 A group of sexual depraved men beat on the door of an old man's house demanding that he turn over to them a male house guest. Instead, the old man offers his virgin daughter and his guest's concubine (or wife): "Behold, here are my virgin daughter and his concubine; let me bring them out now. Ravish them and do with them what seems good to you; but against this man do not do so vile a thing." The man's concubine is ravished and dies. The man then cuts her body into twelve pieces and sends one piece to each of the twelve tribes of Israel.

SA 18:27 So that David might be allowed to marry the king's daughter, the king asks David to bring him 100 Philistine foreskins. David, the over-achiever, brings the king not 100, but 200, foreskins of murdered Philistines.

KI 18:27, IS 36:12 (KJV) "... eat their own dung and drink their own piss."

SO 2:3 "I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste."
I think I saw that one once-- it was "Deep Throat".

SO 5:4 (KJV) "My beloved put in his hand by the hole of the door, and my bowels were moved for him."
Whoa, nelly. I don't even want to know...

SO 7:7-9 "You are stately as a palm tree, and your breasts are like its clusters. I say I will climb the palm tree and lay hold of its branches. Oh may your breasts be like clusters of the vine ...."
Does anyone have a kleenex?

EZ 4:15 (KJV) "... I have given thee cows dung for mans dung, and thou shalt prepare thy bread therewith."
Those who admire Ezekiel should be compelled to dine with him...

EZ 23:20-21 (NIV) There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses. So you longed for the lewdness of your youth, when in Egypt your bosom was caressed and your young breasts fondled.

EX 17:14 God says that he will utterly blot out the remembrance of Amalek.
DT 25:19 "... you shall blot out the memory of Amalek from under heaven; you must not forget."
(That remembrance is now permanently preserved in the Bible.)

1KI 6:2, 2CH 3:3 Solomon's temple was only about ninety feet long by thirty feet wide, yet: 153,300 persons were employed to build it (1KI 5:15-16), it took seven years to build (1KI 6:38), about 7,500,000 lbs. of gold and about 75,000,000 lbs. of silver were used (1CH 22:14). 24,000 supervisors (1CH 23:4) and 6,000 officials and judges were employed to manage it.
(Note: Inasmuch as there seems to be uncertainty as to the exact weight of the biblical talent, some estimates place the weight of gold at more than 13,000,000 lbs. and the weight of silver at more than 116,000,000 lbs.).
This is just crap, thrown in there so that the followers of Solomon could brag about how wealthy they were.

Moses was going to walk through a mountain pass with God, and God thought Moses might see His face, so he covered Moses' eyes with His Holy Hand as He passed, but it was okay that Moses saw His Holy Backside. Now that's really dumb.

The story about Jesus cursing a fig tree for not producing figs when he was hungry is really stupid. First of all, if Jesus can cure the dead, he can cure his own hunger. Second, if he wanted figs on the damn fig tree, he could have made them (he made the fishes and loaves, remember?). Thirdly, why curse a fig tree?? What good did that do? It whithered up (the Gospels disagree as to when, however). Why not just kick it, or pull it out of the ground... or, why not just realize that it's not fig season?? What a dumbass!