“Seems like a very long way to go, to go. Many steps in the wrong direction. Please stay. Don’t leave me here. Just stay. Don’t let me run away. Don’t run away”—Runaway by Joe Brooks (via superbrowniedivya)
Before reading understand this is one person’s opinion. Don’t assume my thoughts are what everyone assumes. It’s just me personally. Any hate take it out on me, not on anyone else.
Ok. So I’ve been taking Conformation classes at my church to become a full Catholic. And in our class, matrimony came up as it’s a sacrament, and me being a pro-gay marriage person because it is essentially just a normal marriage, got a little uncomfortable. But what my teacher told us wasn’t as bad as I thought the church would make it.
Here’s what she told us:
The Church only recognizes marriages between a man and woman. A gay relationship isn’t breaking anything in the bible as far as I know.
It’s the actual gay sex that they’re against. Not because of it being gay, but because they believe sex should only be after marriage because it’s so sacred, and marriage is only between man and woman. And primarily because gay sex will not produce a baby.
GOD decides who goes to heaven. NOT US.
Of course I’m not satisfied with these answers. I still believe anyone who’s in love should be able to take the next step in their relationship, regardless of gender or orientation. BUT, I am very much satisfied with the answer that WE DO NOT JUDGE WHO GOES TO HEAVEN. Sure we can make assumptions, but no one get’s to say “Oh, you’re going to hell.” No, it’s God’s choice.
I just wanted to put this out there because the things listed is what my teacher (a certified Catholic teacher) has explained to me and I don’t want people automatically thinking that our faith believes gay people go to hell, because we don’t know. Same thing vise-versa, Catholics shouldn’t be saying gay people would go to hell and if they do, then I don’t know maybe they read something wrong.
And honestly this whole debate about whether gay marriage should be legal is just a waste. Let them get married. Why do 16-year old girls who aren’t married yet get their own show on MTV? That right there is breaking a sacrament, the same one that’s being used against gay marriage, and yet they don’t get persecuted. All I’m saying is, there are far more important things to be debating about in politics like poverty and global warming, and yet we’re stuck on whether or not we should let two people who are in love continue to be in love.