Originally Posted by YondaimeBunshin
I agree about just respecting other's beliefs and ways of life. There should be absolutely no controversy about gay or not gay. I personally believe in a single infallable truth system, but how much of life is so gray that we couldn't even ever hope to always see the one right thing that there is? We can only live for the moment and not necessarily think about what God wants, I'm sure he'll get it done without me trying to enforce his "truth" as I interpret it, and then also, how is being homosexual, a lifestyle or birthright that I consider a sin, any more wrong than anything I do on a second to second basis??
I blame satan, but once again, I find myself holding any contempt I have for any "sinful" way of life since I myself could never hope to find myself in a place where I am free of my own sin. Even small things, it's all relative and very real/tangible to realize how worthless my judgments are. If I believe that homosexuality is wrong, which I do, and many who posted above me just believe it's a way you're born, it still comes down to it doesn't matter they're people and do no more or less wrong than I do. They have the same desires for peaceful, happy lives that I do, so what's the point in causing division between similarities, and focusing on differences?? None. There is no point. Everyone has choices and the way you're born doesn't matter to me on a personal belief level, but pondering right and wrong and trying to tell someone else how to live is pointless since I can only see through my eyes, with my understanding and my knowledge of the few things I can actually identify as infallable. Go and be gay or straight or whatever, I could care less, since I've got enough to carry; believe whatever you want and live how you please, that's the best we can do anyway right? Anything other than living for the moment lets you stay stagnant in the past or the future, and neither of those are within our true control.
The other thing also is if God would take me as I am currently, and commands me to do the same to others, doesn't it make sense to even go so far as to not hate even those things I would consider a "sin", and love/accept people the way they are?
And then a third more personal point, is I know more than anything what it feels like to be completely abandoned and alone, that fuels the desire to please my God who saved me, and to love everyone since I remember what it feels like not to be loved by anyone (can anyone say Naruto? That's why I like the series originally.)