Saturday, 27 June 2015

Love Wins

Hello. Sorry for my absence. I've just finished my exams, and was enjoying my freedom by lying on the sofa doing absolutely nothing. But today is a huge day in history.
I'm not American. I live in the UK, where same sex marriage has been legal for a few years.

But marriage equality in all 50 states is incredible. And I want to talk about it.

Clarification: 1. To those of you who disagree with my views, please don't leave any mean comments below about my beliefs or about homosexuality. I realise that there is a minority that have different opinions, but I do not want these expressed in an offensive way that attacks me, my beliefs, or the LGBTQ community.

2. I am a Christian, so all of my views take my religious beliefs into account.

As I just mentioned, I am a Christian. I think the most important part of being a Christian is loving everyone unconditionally. I realise that there are many, many quotes in the Bible speaking of how wrong being gay is. But there are also many, many quotes speaking of how women are the inferior sex and should submit to their husbands and speaking of stoning those who are not virgins when they get married (to clarify, I will not have sex before marriage, but I recognise that it is something that happens today). Firstly, if we were to follow everything the Bible says, we, as a religion, would be participating in old-fashioned and brutal beliefs and punishments. We would be treating women as objects, only to speak when spoken to, to not participate in discussions and debates, to not have an opinion. The majority of men and women would have been stoned to death by now. There are countless examples of things said and done in the Bible that just aren't socially acceptable today. So why, why do some believe that it is fine to discriminate people against something they can't control?

That's like me saying that everybody with blue eyes is wrong and unnatural. They can't control it. And neither can people born gay. Seriously, do you think people in the past would have willingly become homosexual, with the punishments that came with it back then? And now, why would anyone choose to have that kind of discrimination and hurtful protests, comments and campaigns against them?

Secondly, the Bible contradicts itself all the time. I mentioned above, the Bible talks of all sorts of socially unacceptable things. And then it speaks of loving everyone and treating the world as equal. It speaks of everyone being made in God's image. Everyone. The Bible does not say "Heterosexuals are made in God's image". Everyone. 

I know I can't change people's minds, and I know so many people disagree with me. But so many agree with me. And that gives me hope. That the next generation will have less of this discrimination, and more of this love and equality. And the generation after that will have more than the previous. And the next also. And the next. And the next. And the next. Until everyone is accepted and everyone is equal and everyone can be who they were born to be.

Love always wins and always will.

And it has won today - June 26th 2015. The beginning of the end for discrimination.

Love Wins.

- B

6 comments

  1. I nominated you for an award! :)
    http://a-girl-named-elly.blogspot.com/2015/06/elysian-award.html

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  2. 'Love always wins"
    ^love this. Totally agree.

    <3 Celia

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  3. I was (and still am) on vacation, but since I do have a limited amount of wifi I decided to go and check out your blog and see what's up. I'm a Christian too, and honestly, I don't know what to think about all of the marriage equality announcement because not only did the news did come several days ago (again, vacation) and two, I'm pretty much oblivious to the topic, in the sense that I don't know much about it-- it's kind of like a naive quality to it.

    In seventh grade I had to do a report about biracial marriages and the main thing I talked about was this one Supreme Court case about this couple, a black woman and a white man, marrying in a place where that sort of thing was legal, then flying back to their home state, which denied that their marriage existed. I forgot how it ended, but look now-- that sort of thing is normal. There is so much discrimination in this world, it's nervewracking and honestly, stressful for me, because I tend to be in my own bubble thinking that life is this fairy tale all covered with gumdrops and unicorns but it's not and I want to help fix it, in some way that I can.

    At least this is a step forward. ^.^

    xoxo Morning

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    1. I like to be as well-informed as I can at my age, on politics etc. so that I can hold a conversation with others and give my opinions with information and reasons to back them up, instead of going off what my family think. I like to have my own views and opinions on the world, instead of relying on the influence of my parents. But that's just my personal reasons for finding out as much as I can about the political goings-on in the world.

      I completely agree with you. Eventually, the discrimination and abuse homosexuals get will be looked at with confusion. Why shouldn't a black man and a white woman or a black woman and a white man be allowed to get married? Why shouldn't a man and a man or a woman and a woman be allowed to get married? They are the same. We are all the same. People cannot control their race, their sexuality, things they are born with.

      This is most definitely a step forward. I like to think that, in years to come, my children will be born into a world where all they know is the UK and the US and countless other countries allow gays to marry. They will never know a time where it is illegal to love freely.

      xxxxx

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- B
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