Last month, when the New York State Legislature passed same-sex marriage, I drew a similar cartoon that sought to point out the inappropriateness of judging a whole group of people based upon the way they were born.
To judge them thus is exactly the same as judging people because of the color of their skin. It’s a convenient dodge to assert that being gay is a matter of choice; that enables the so-called righteous among us to then class it as a sin of commission, and thereby apply their arbitrary rules to it. Condemnation is the natural next step.
Aside from the fact that the only choice being made here is on the part of the judges who use scripture as the justification for their activity, they seem to have conveniently overlooked the remonstrance, “Judge not, lest ye be judged.” That’s in scripture, too—Matthew 7:1, if you care to look it up.
Recent polls have shown that young people in America are far more accepting of the sexual orientation of their peers, whatever it may be, than their elders. This is even true of youths who identify themselves as evangelicals, meaning that they may still hate the sin while loving the sinner and all that stuff, but they’re less likely to feel that it’s any of their business to do something about it. As I’ve said before, if you don’t like the idea of same-sex marriage, don’t marry someone of the same sex.
And if you can’t stomach seeing it going on around you, then move to a state where it’s still illegal. The way things have been progressing lately, however, you might want to keep all your belongings in a motor home.