This post is going to be a serious rant, so if you think you’re going to get offended by a topic that’s currently very controversial, then leave. Right now. My purpose isn’t to offend, but rather to get my thoughts out. So if I see comments that bash what I have to say, I will block them as spam, because I’m warning you to leave NOW if you don’t want to read something that clashes with any opinions you may have. Now, then… on to my rant…
I’m sure you’ve all heard of that Chick-Fil-A thing that’s going on. You know, where the CEO of the company publicly declared that he was for the biblical ideas of marriage and that he’s against gay marriage? Yeah, that thing. Politicians are now using the stance of a fast food joint to gain public acceptance. Other fast food places are siding with Chic-Fil-A. I’ve even read that the company is financially supporting anti-gay organizations that go overseas to kill gays and are trying to make homosexuality illegal. Honestly, I’m not sure if that’s 100% true or not, but I don’t doubt it, especially with the way people are acting these days.
So what I want to know is this: how does gay marriage affect Chick-Fil-A? How does it affect all those politicians? How does it affect other companies? How does it affect you? How does it affect me? The answer is that it doesn’t.
I’m straight. I’ve never even considered the idea of dating or marrying anyone who wasn’t of the opposite gender, and therefore, I find it extremely difficult to understand how someone might be attracted to another of the same sex. Personally, I’m going to grow up and marry a guy that I fall in love with. Because of that, gay marriage doesn’t affect me in the least. What do I care if two people who are in love get married? I think everyone should have a chance at love, whether or not they go about it the conventional way. It does not affect me.
And guess what! Unless you’re gay, this issue doesn’t affect you either.
Here’s something that might surprise you after reading this: I’m a christian. There’s a shocker, ‘eh? Especially since I’m arguing against Chick-Fil-A’s supposed support of a biblical idea. But the thing is, I don’t believe that a true christian can support one part of the bible without supporting the rest. What Chic-Fil-A’s CEO failed to mention is that yes, gay marriage is a sin, but so is telling someone that they look pretty when you’re internally wondering if they’ve been hit by the ugly stick is equally sinful. In Jesus’ eyes, a sin is a sin. It doesn’t matter how big or little. It doesn’t matter if you’re gay or if you’ve told a white lie or if you’ve committed murder. It’s the exact same thing. And guess what? We’ve ALL sinned. Every single one of us.
I’m sick of seeing people who claim to be christian post facebook statuses about how much they’re going to support Chick-Fil-A now. Grow up–this has nothing to do with any of you! The United States is putting entirely too much emphasis on the issue of gay marriage right now, when in reality, it doesn’t affect a majority of us in any way, shape, or form. All it’s doing is drawing our country further and further apart, and over an immature issue nonetheless. What ever happened to the separation of church and state? We can’t pray in school, but politicians are allowed to publicly declare their support or contradiction with an issue that stems from a statement about christian beliefs? That just seems completely hypocritical to me.
Back to what I said about Chick-Fil-A’s support of organizations that are trying to make homosexuality illegal. That’s one of the absurd things I’ve ever heard. Teenagers can legally abort a child and never have to tell their parents about it, but apparently being attracted to someone of the same gender should be outlawed? I don’t think so. It’s absolutely ridiculous. I love my country, but I’m extremely disappointed in them right now. The United States needs to rethink their morals, because there’s a serious issue when killing a child is legal but being in love with someone that the bible says not to love isn’t allowed.
All I have to say is grow up, America. This issue doesn’t affect me, and it doesn’t affect thousands of others who are butting their heads into it. Don’t let this split apart our country even more. There’s plenty of bad things already. Don’t bring fast food into this, don’t bring politics into this, and don’t bring unaffected parties into this.
I neither support nor oppose gay marriage. Because as I’ve already said half a dozen times, it doesn’t affect me. What’s the use of having such a strong opinion when it has nothing to do with most of us? That’s completely immature.
I’ve already explained my stance on the biblical aspects–that a sin is a sin is a sin is a sin and we’re all guilty of sinning–but I want to mention a couple more things on that. 1) It doesn’t matter that we’ve sinned numerous times, Jesus will forgive us no matter what. All you have to do is ask for forgiveness. 2) Hate is a sin, too. And it’s something that the devil thrives on. So if you think that you’re some great christian because you’re hating on homosexuals, you need to get that idea out of your head right now. You’re no higher or more holy than the people who you’re going against.
One last thing before I hit publish and watch as the hateful comments stream in (even though I said NOT to read if you might be offended): I neither support nor oppose Chick-Fil-A. I’m disappointed that the nation has chosen sides over an issue such as this. There are bigger things than gay marriage that we need to be focused on, like the amount of homeless people there are or the fact that there are soldiers dying daily in the fight for our freedom. But I’m not going to take this out on Chick-Fil-A because that’s entirely immature, and one person is not at fault for this. Our entire nation is at fault because we’ve let an issue that shouldn’t be a national issue escalate to extremes.
Sorry, not sorry.
Out of the mouths of babes. I am going to reblog this, Ashley.
Thank you very much.
Reblogged this on It's A Twisted Life According To Gene and commented:
This is a blog post by a 16 year old blogger, who I believes writes very susinctly. I had to reblog this. Out of the mouths of babes……..
I agree. I’m fed up with both sides, honestly. They are both using hate to get their point across. Some Christians have used this to further point out how evil gays are, call them mean names (the “f” word), and just let their hate show. And as a picture circulating over the internet sadly points out, you’d NEVER see that many Christians at a food bank. Some people are angry about the photo but it’s true. More Christians have went to eat at Chick-Fil-A to show what a good Christian when they could be doing so much more.
And then the gay community retaliated with their kissing at Chick-Fil-A and did it out of pure spite. Surely they had to know their kissing there isn’t going to change anyone’s mind. They also used this opportunity to bash on Christians and Chick-Fil-A employees even though not all Chick-Fil-A owners/employees feel the same. In fact, some of them ARE gay! But that didn’t stop that one rude CEO who was later fired for harassing that poor girl who worked at Chick-Fil-A (the one who did the YouTube video). Plus that mayor who wanted to “ban” Chick-Fil-A. That’s where I think this firestorm began >.< It's just gotten way out of hand.
I like this one picture which says something like about all the things currently wrong with the USA (like the economy, the poor, etc) and then: And people are making a big deal about a guy who makes chicken sandwiches?
I also agree that gay marriages don’t affect any of us. These people are going to be together anyway, they are just being denied any benefits. I honestly wish marriage wasn’t even regulated by the government. As long as it’s consensual between people, who cares? I feel the same way about pretty much all the “social” issues that the politicians use to bicker with. We’d be better off minding our own business and actually focusing on things that matter, like the economy and helping those in need. But Jesus would NEVER do that /sarcasm
Once again, Jen, we’re on the exact same page here. There’s really not much else for me to say, since I think we’ve both covered about everything.
But yes, I enjoyed that picture too. And you’re right. Jesus would NEVER focus on helping those in need. Never. (Serious sarcasm.)