To many Christians, marriage is between a man and a women. Yet, there are many now who are prepared to broaden this view to include other members of society. For me, as long as two adults love each other "what they get upto in the bedroom" is up to them. Though, I think what goes on in the bedroom is precisely what puts many Christians off. I can remember when a male friend of mine and I were studying in my (maternal) Grandmother's place for long periods of time together my grandmother was worried that we were becoming homosexuals. One day when I had a break from study, my Grandmother said to me, "the human anus was not designed for sex." and I can assure the readers of this post that was the last thing on my mind. My friend and I had a good laugh over that one! But more seriously, what goes on in the bedroom is what put's people off including that of my Grandmother, no doubt. For Christians I believe if the penis is thrust in any other direction other than that of the vagina for the purpose of creating a baby it's a sin. Of course, today, these Christians probably also enjoy sex at other times too but that was the traditional view.
What Christians find most disturbing is when the penis is thrust in the direction of the anus in the act of sodomy. Also, gays get upto many other acts in the bedroom such as kissing, licking, sucking and stimulating of various parts of the anatomy. However, many proponents of homosexuality liken these behaviours to that of other animals, such as: bonobos, dolphins and chimpanzees where these behaviours are normal. The difficulty for these Christians is that they do not see themselves as animals or have any link to, so such comparisons are not possible. To make the connection, though, is to see ourselves as above animals both emotionally and interlectually, yet know and realise that we still have these physical urges that link us to an earlier stage in our development, because like it or not we did evolve from more primative beings.
Equality is another thing to consider, women have had their day and are equal to men in society and becoming more equal in the workplace in western and some other countries. Gay rights, homosexuality and gay marriage are all things to be considered in a more equal and tolerant society. From a Christian perspective their are those who will strongly oppose all these things and their are others who hold a more tolerant view - I am a person who holds a more tolerant view. I remember the 1980's when gays were bashed at school or wherever they happened to be just for being who they are - as a Christian I am against that violence. There are some Christians that encourage violence against homosexuals I strongly oppose this view.
Another thing to consider is that of love. God is love and if God is love then why would he object to the sharing of love between two consenting adults. I can't imagine God sitting there up on high, looking down on the millions of gays, lesbians and other variations with a clip board noting down all of the deviations they have from the tradional view mentioned earlier and then upon death sentencing them to spend x years in God's prison of hell with Satan as their jailer. Though God is in our lives, I only imagine him having the capacity to do precisely what I just said, yet choosing love, he also has the Universe to think about! I hope Christians overlook what goes on in ones bedroom for the higher order purposes of love and the interlect and the devine spirituality that exists between two lovers in love.
What are your views? Please let me know?
Posted by ELGGoDo.net
at 2:50 PM EST
Updated: Saturday, 16 February 2013 6:02 PM EST