Jesus was pretty clear about condemning other's sins when he said, "Get the log out of your own eye before you get the speck out of someone else's eye." It seems to me that if gay people can get married and stay married they are providing a better example for our young people than the 50% of straight people who get married and divorced and married and divorced and....... If we really want to protect the institution of marriage, maybe we should start with the real threat to marriage today: the skyrocketing divorce rate. I get a little disgusted to hear Christians talk about marriage as if it is all about sex. Anybody who's been successfully married knows better. I've been married to the same woman for over 27 years, and I intend to be with her long after our bones are too brittle to stand contact. Oh, sure, I don't really like seeing gay couples "locked up" in public, but I don't want to see anybody's grandparents "locked up" in public for the same reason. It's all about decency, not morality, and some of the comments I hear about gay people are so indecent it makes me sad. We are thrown into this world on the whim of a handful of chromosomes and a roll of the dice. It's insane to take stuff that we can't control and make it the most important part of our lives. Sometimes I feel like the whole world is insane. Okay, that was a rant, but I feel better now.
Look, I'm a Christian, a social liberal, a fiscal conservative, and an enthusiastic hunter with a sportsmans's license who doesn't want the kid next door playing with a 50-cal. I don't believe that God created the world just so he could hang out in a garden with a couple of naked vegetarians and a talking snake (which Genesis does NOT say was the Devil...read it some time). Very few of my Christian brother and sisters share my beliefs, but I still express them openly and we still love each other and hold each other up when times get tough. I'm a follower of Jesus of Nazareth, and I follow his example by rejecting a lot of silly ancient Jewish beliefs. What I'm trying to say is this: don't believe everything that the minority of loud-mouth Christian idiots say about the rest of us. We're not all cut from the same cloth. We have minds, we use them, and most of us are smart enough to form our own opinions. As for the rest, well, give them time. They'll either come around or they won't, and soon enough we'll KNOW. Life is too short to go around worrying about what other people believe.