Liberal: I have a solution - let them marry and hence, be stable.
Conservative: No, we can't do that - then we'd be condoning their unnatural relationships.
Liberal: So, they're promiscuous because you won't let them marry?
Conservative: 404 ERROR: NOT FOUND IN BIBLE.
Homosexuality, regardless of it being a biological imperative or a "lifestyle choice," is not a crime against man or God. That all men and women, irrespective of their sexual partners, are created equal and have equal rights under every law. That the dark ages are long gone and so should be every vestige of the fear, hatred and judgment of "different."
One of the basic tenets of the separation of Church and State is that at no time should the government of the United States of America be countenanced as a theocracy. Our laws, while oftentimes influenced by religious beliefs, are not dictated by the Bible (Old or New testament) or any religious text.
The definition of marriage in a religious context is not the definition of marriage in a legal context -- period. I cite the words of the civil marriage ceremony: "By the power vested in me by the (Commonwealth of Massachusetts)..." NOT: "By the power vested in me by God..."
For what is their actual argument, after all? If they would make legal unions between gay people illegal, and deny those gay people equal protection under the law, would they not, by extension, make homosexuality itself illegal? If it is, as they claim, "an abomination," then they must, ipso facto, demand the illegality of homosexuality. You cannot call something an abomination in one breath and in the next admit you are willing to overlook it if the state refuses to sanction its legitimacy. You must demand a return to sodomy laws.
And I would submit that the God you profess to worship would tell you the same. If you insist upon using those texts to rationalize your arguments of hatred, I will happily take up that challenge. Nowhere in the New Testament of the Bible does Jesus Christ, denounce homosexuality. He makes a good argument for homosexual marriage, in fact, in denouncing extra-marital sex.
He also says a few things about judging your neighbour and loving your neighbour. "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone."
He makes a pretty good argument for separating church and state, too -- "Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's."
But most important: "And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thy say to thy brother, "Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?" Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye."
And to those of you who still won't change your minds or unharden your hearts, do you have any solution? Because homosexuals are people and they are here to stay.