Member Rara Avis
i love my best friend, who is a male, but i see no need to marry him.
Marriage isn't about love, either, DreamChild. It's about commitment. And if you and your bud wanted to spend the rest of your lives taking care of each other, marriage is one of the few ways to remove the legal obstacles that would otherwise prevent you from doing so.
I think Gender would be more essential to the marriage question, rather than individual sexual ability.
That's cool, too, Stephen. Because, homosexual or hetero, essential or not, we all pretty much have genders.
The only thing that makes homosexuality immoral is because God said.
Thank you, Josh. Since no one yet has been able to show that homosexuality is wrong, its morality is, indeed, the crux of the matter.
And, of course, if one believe something is immoral, the answer is fairly simple. Don't do it.
Religion is based on a personal relationship with God, with an emphasis on personal. You are free to worship as you wish, which certainly includes living your life in accordance with your beliefs. You are NOT free, however, to force those beliefs on others. Certainly not legally, and in my opinion, not even morally. Humanity wasn't given free will to choose just so you or others like you could take it away.
By all means, choose for yourself. Let others do the same. And both will reap the consequences of their choices. Isn't THAT what God intended?