Whether gay, straight, bi, trans... hetero, homo, bestial... it's all fornications and all are sins. All the same imho... but as far as that civil stuff... I have no opinion either way... just my biblical beliefs. Oh, as far as comparing it to blacks you're right that being black is not a sin but homosexuality is... we can agree on those two.<quoted text>
I agree simply on its face it is not the same. Being black is not a sin. Homosexuality is. But discrimination against those who are gay is the same as discrimination against anyone. I think people compare it to black simply because they are comparing the discrimination and blacks used to be discriminated against legally such as denying rights or people hating them just as now those who are gay are
That homosexuality is a sin? Yes.
Equal to unmarried heterosex, bestiality and other kinds of sexual perversions outside of the normal marriage relationaship between a 100%man and a 100% woman... I agree as Paul talks to Believers about sexual immorality:<quoted text>
But it is equal to all sins of the flesh correct?
Paul: "Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God." I Corinthians 6:9
Though I use a secular mechanism to vote... I'm still a Christian regardless of secularism in an ever-fading, Judeo-Christian soceity Now, because I'm influenced by my biblical beliefs, I will vote my conscience on this subject and others will vote their consciences on their beliefs. There was a time when it was popular when people wouldn't live together until they were married... so that is not the issue of the day any longer even though shacking up is still a biblical sin. Homosexuality, a sin just like the other one, just happens to be a heavy issue of the day. I hear about it all the time on the news so that is why we talk about it more as there are some of us who are trying to slow down the spread of this sin. Just like I raised my kids to not live together until they get married (So far so good). But on the other, guess what? The genies out of the bottle and there's no going back. Still, I vote my conscience even if I'm in the minority.<quoted text>
But how does one have no opinion on whether it is fair to deny rights to others based on religion in a secular society when on voting for something that denies rights to others? The consequences have to be considered don't they?