Love Wins: The Irony Behind Christian Opposition to Gay Marriage

June 26, 2015 will go down in history as the day that love won.

The Supreme Court ruled all bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, allowing gay and lesbian couples the right to be married in all 50 states.

One day our children and grandchildren will be so accustomed to the individuality in differences and beliefs that it will be difficult for them to understand how big of a fight this was in the nation. Think about this: Many people of this generation have probably heard stories from their grandparents about integration and equal rights for the black community.

Well, people, this is our story about equal rights for the LGBT community. We can tell our grandchildren that we witnessed an equality milestone. We have never known a world where a colored person did not have the right to do something that a white person had every right to do.

Now, our nation has once again helped our brothers and sisters have the equal treatments they deserve. Sure, there are a lot of people who fought against this movement. Similarly, there were a lot of people who fought against equal rights for the black community. But, because of the long and weary fight I can say this: black, white, gay or straight, love will always win and justice will always be served to those who deserve it.

Many people feel that because someone around them is gay or lesbian that they are a bad influence, but that is not true. A person’s sexual preference does not affect anyone but themselves, which is something many people need to understand.

The people who are upset about this ruling are the same people who are not affected by it at all. Their lives have not changed.

So why are many people upset over this issue? The answer mostly relies in each person’s religious beliefs. Christians are taught that a relationship should be between a man and a woman because that is what God says. Many people base their disagreements with same sex marriage on biblical verses. But another common teaching of the Bible is to love everyone despite your differences.

Whether you personally believe in God is your own business, but if a person claims to be a Christian, they should remember what else it means to be Christian. A Christian shutting others down because they are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender is completely ironic.

No matter who you are, what you do or what you believe, always try to see the humanity in one another. I am happy for everyone whose lives this has affected positively. For those who are upset about it, try and think of the things that matter most to you.

Now imagine if you were not legally allowed to love them.

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