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The 11th Commandment

Thou shalt not accept gay people?:

A proposed constitutional amendment is being brought to ballot on November 4th this year in California. This initiative, sponsored by and supported by the Roman Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, the Church of Jesus of Latter-Day Saints and the American Family Association among others, attempts to override a ruling made by the California Supreme Court on May 2008 that lifted the ban on gay marriage, making California the second state to recognize gay unions in the United States.

Proposition 8, also known as the Limit on Marriage Amendment or California Marriage Protection Act, proposes to lift the recently approved state-level rights and obligations of marriage awarded to gay couples in areas such as inheritance, income tax, insurance and hospital visitation. This move is of course supported by Presidential hopeful John McCain and opposed by contender Barack Obama.

Now I am not clear on one thing. The proposition is called a "Marriage Protection Act" and it is being upheld vehemently by the church. But isn't gay marriage a civil union and not a church union? And if they are trying the protect the sanctity of marriage as they say, then how is a union between two people who love each other a bad thing? Should love then be contained only to unions between a man and a woman? And if so, where is it actually written in the bible that if you are gay that you are not allowed to love? Doesn't the church preach about love for all? If they are saying that a love between two people of similar sex should be abhorred, then isn't the church as an institution a bigot and a hypocrite?

"According to the teaching of the Church, men and women with homosexual tendencies must not be accepted. They are called, like other Christians, to live the virtue of chastity. The homosexual inclination is by our law an abomination and homosexual practices are 'sins gravely contrary to chastity.' " - Doctrinal document Considerations Regarding Proposals to Give Legal Recognition to Unions between Homosexual Persons, July 31, 2003

Don't get me wrong, I was brought up as a Catholic and I do believe in God but I also believe that equal rights and recognizing that not everyone can be contained to what was considered "normal" 500 years ago is not immoral. I do not think that an institution that is supposedly founded on love and acceptance should pass out judgment and condemn the right of people to choose. I do not think that the church should categorize what is acceptable and what isn't when it comes to love. That is not only blatantly wrong, that is going against the very principle that the church was founded upon.

Everyday, we see gay people fight so hard to be recognized as 'normal'. To not be seen as any different from any hetero man and woman alike. Equal rights and not special rights is what we advocate. After all, the bible says, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." Now, it seems that the church would have wanted this said as, "For God so loved the heterosexuals in the world, that he gave his only begotten Son..."

In prayer, we are taught to believe in God as well as the church. But how are we to believe in an institution that abhors what we are and tells us that we have a social disorder that needs to be corrected. How are we to believe in an institution that teaches love and acceptance and yet publicly denounces homosexuals and labels them as an abomination.

"Although the particular inclination of the homosexual person is not a sin, it is a more or less strong tendency ordered to an intrinsic moral evil, and thus the inclination itself must be seen as an objective disorder." - Pope Benedict XVI (born Joseph Ratzinger)

I know that politics and religion are strong topics that are usually avoided in public forums. It is always safer to turn a blind eye to what the church is doing wrong and see them as the messenger of God. A fellow blogger wrote, "It's enough that the Catholic religion has been thrown so many stones on the undergoing, let us try to prove it all wrong." My take on it is, on this particular issue, wasn't the church the first to cast the stone? And while I still do believe in God, I cannot bring myself to believe in such a hypocritical messenger of his word.

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Dale Bacar
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  1. my silent thoughts were articulated in this post. i cant help but feel okay knowing that this post practically say that "we" are normal after all. I have to say that its the bad lifestyle that often tags people like us different and abnormal.

  2. Speaking of bad lifestyles, straight people have them just as badly, only people focus more on the gay people when they do fuck up. It's the classic double standard set by society kinda like the classic-when a straight man sleeps around, he is a playboy (no negative connotation there) whereas if a woman does the same, she is a slut.