Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Day 2010 - Not a third world country??

Matthew 1:21 "And she shall bring forth a Son and you shall call his name Jesus..."

The greatest gift in the history of the world is when God sent his Son Jesus to the Earth.  Jesus lived for 33 years here.  Then fulfilling all prophecy,  he was hung on the cross where He shed His blood and died.  Three days later, He defeated Satan and Death and rose from the dead.  We can believe on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, and live forever in Heaven.

Did you know that there is a country that does not allow it's citizens a basic right.  It does not allow it's adult citizens to be with the spouse that they choose.  They do not care about the rights of these citizens, they would sooner see their citizens leave their borders and go to a different country than to allow them to be together with the person with whom they have fallen in love.  It doesn't matter if these citizens have served their country in the military.  It doesn't matter if this citizen serves it's country in the Police department, fire department or any other sort of civil servant.  This country does not give the right of these citizens to marry whom they wish to marry.  I do not speak of some third world country.  I do not speak of a country that is known to abuse civil rights.  I am not speaking of a country that executed people for speaking ill of a man.  I am speaking of the freedom loving United States of America.  In the country where all are created equal.  In a country that is the melting pot of nations, the land of the free and the home of the brave, we cannot choose to marry the one that we love if that person is of the same sex.  If the one you love is of the same sex and from a different country, you are really out of luck.  You must choose to leave the country that you love to live with the person  you love.  What if that person is from Afghanistan or Palestine where war rages? 

The Uniting American Families Act is the bill that needs to be passed.  Do we not allow this basic right to homosexual people?  No currently we do not.  I have asked myself why do we not have the same rights and here is what I think are the reasons.

1.  It is against the Bible and is considered by some to be an abomination.  My answer to this reasoning is the following:  We give equal rights to those who take the Lord's name in vain and that is one of the 10 commandments.  We give equal rights to those who covet.  I do not believe that this is an educated argument.  I believe that it is more of a fear of people who are different.

2.  It is immoral.  I would put my morals up against anyone's morals.  Sure there are homosexuals that are immoral.  There are heterosexual people who are immoral also.  I believe that it is more of a fear of people who are different.

3.  Some people consider it to be disgusting.  So is picking ones nose, but we don't discriminate against those people.  I believe it is more of a fear of people who are different.

It all boils down to we are different and people are afraid.  Please don't let this fear keep our families apart any longer. 

This is not a third world country it is my country, my beautiful America.

The Uniting American Families Act has been in Congress for 10 years in one form or another.  It always gets stuck in some committee somewhere.  The time has come for this injustice to end.  If we are indeed the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave, it is time to end this archaic injustice.

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