Not every marriage in the US is based on religion. What about those who chose to leave religion out of their ceremony altogether? Plenty of American couples do this every year. Does that mean their marriages don’t count either, because they’re violating a supposed religious institution? I think that argument is bogus, personally.
Even further, what about all the Christian couples who marry, only to divorce later? Isn’t our high divorce rate also cheapening the concept of marriage as it “Should be” according to this article?
The idea that we as Christians shouldn’t support gay marriage is a little too legalistic for me. I see my role as a Christian as an opportunity to spread a message of love in Christ.
Homosexuality may be a sin according to the Bible, but so are plenty of things we practice every day — Don’t tell me none of you have ever told a lie, or lusted, or any of the other things listed as abominations.
Jesus himself never mentioned homosexuality, but promoted peace and love. I personally choose to listen to the Son of God and let his message take precedence over the writings of Paul. Not to lessen the goodness of many of Paul’s teachings, but I do think Jesus is the superior authority here.
Also, the separation of Church and State is an essential part of our nation’s history. What about that?