Good evening Annie, first off I'd like to say that I do not have to put aside my own thoughts for any length of time to understand anything that you or anyone else for that matter is saying to me, believe me, my mind is not that limited or one tracked. Also to say that your post, while I believe is honest and sincere from your heart, is still without a few considerations here as pertains to Godly matters, I realize that most people feel the need for companionship, there is still a prescribed way that God set that up through his Word, through the institution of marriage and certainly not through same sex unions and again through marriage only and between a man and a woman.<quoted text>
Lawest...I ask...for just a few moments...put aside your own thoughts.
This post is just not addressing gays...but people of all sexual orientations...races...nationa lities...age...faiths.
All...with possibly the exception of a very small percentage...want to find that person that they love...that they can build a life together. I think most of us need that...we need that person in our lives to complete us...to make us be at our best.
Most want to honor that commitment with that little piece of paper...maybe they need it to show the world that they have found that person...some because of their faith...some because that is just what they feel they should. There are others that look at it as just a piece of paper and no more...their commitment is within their heart...and that is all that is needed.
Most people will raise an eyebrow when an older person falls in love with someone much younger. Others frown upon interracial marriages...interfaith marriages and even marriages between different nationalities.
Who are we though to pass judgment upon those relationships? Do we have the right to determine who one can spend their life with...whether they can have that piece of paper if they want one?
I am not sure Lawest of your marital status but I believe I remember that you are single. I hope one day that you find that person that you wish to spend the rest of your life with...that will make your life complete...regardless of who that is.
I know that I have asked you to do a very difficult thing by asking you to put aside your own thoughts. If you can though...try to see it from a different perspective...we all deserve to find that which makes us happy...do any of us have the right to deny that to others?
...and please...to those that are so immature as to throw in animals...children...or any other childish responses...grow up...
I also realize that this crucial truth means nothing to non-believing people who do not even consider God in the very least, and that is tragic to say the least regardless of what the persons agenda is for their own life heterosexual or homosexual, and while you are making what sounds like a sensible and logical plead on the surface for those who simply want someone in their lives to share all with, we will ALL still be held to God's standards by his Word in the end and for the things that we have done in this life and for those of us who believe, we have to put God first and foremost above everything in our lives including our own fleshly wants and desires, the unsaved will do what they will do regardless and reap the whirlwind for it.
Nothing that you have said in your post is lost on me, but I pray that you have understood my response to you as well.