Sorry to talk about such a worn out topic but today i was watching Ellen and she talked about Sara Palin and Gay mirrage.... yada yada yada.... heres my take on such controversial topics [sorry i can't spell]:
There is a reason there is seperation between state and church... so that we can have our free beliefs. I don't believe the church should embrace gay mirrage or abortions or drunkedness or any other act that is frowned upon in the bible or in their own concience. But i don't think any of it should be illigal. I understand that not everybody is going to agree with me or my beliefs... Some people don't believe in God, but i know that they believe that just as strongly and surely as i believe that there is a God; while i can tell them what and why i believe, i have NO right to tell them that they have to agree and i will not try and tell them all the reasons they should if they don't agree. If there is someone who doesn't believe in God or the bible they are in no way tied to the will of God. For any Christian to try and FORCE biblical morals on a non-believer is utterly ridiculus. That would be like me, an American, going to another country and telling them that have to follow United state's laws while they are still in their own country. If an Australian came to America they couldn't tell us Americans that we have to follow their laws... Just as christians can't force non christians to follow christian morals in a secular world. As a christian i believe Gay mirrage and abortions and many other well worn topics are wrong. As an American living in a free country i understand that not all Americans are christians and therefore think there is absolutely NO reason to band such things. There are so many rights that have been taken away from us in a free country, lets not add to that list. You may be insulted that someone is going to sin against God if you're a christian. You may be just as insulted if a christian tries to tell you that you can't do what you want just because it's against their moral [even though it's not against yours]. Look at the other persons shoes.. we are not always going to agree about everything, but we can let it be. Let people live their own lives and don't judge them for being different from you.
My personal beliefs are very right winged, but my social views are very left wing because i have my own morals and i am confident enough in them that i don't have to try and make everybody else think the same way...
I don't care if people listen to different music than me or where the same kind of clothes; it's their right as a person to be different than me and i will die before i try to make them conform to my world.