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           The most significant change to the law since the Martin Luther King Jr. era happened just a couple of months ago when the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage in every state. Now, as a Christian I without a doubt believe that marriage between same gender is wrong. However, this is something that probably cannot be changed or undone. But, I’m not saying that people and especially Christians who oppose gay marriage should just stand still and do nothing, but at the same time I don’t think that the church and Christians rioting is the best way to be a light in the darkness. You see it all the time, “God Hates Fags,” “Fags go to hell”, those messages are some of the biggest reasons why Christians are thought out to be hypocrites. That’s why for me instead of saying that I’m a Christian; I like to say that I’m a follower or lover of Jesus Christ.

            In the Christian’s point of view, the legalization of gay marriage is a huge obstacle to overcome and it’s not an easy task for the church to stand firm in its beliefs by no means. With that said I believe that there is an optimistic approach to this. The church needs to love everyone, the same way Jesus Christ loved. The church isn’t a place for only holy people, it’s a place where broken people come and worship God together. Jesus ate and drank with tax collectors, prostitutes, and sinners as it says in Luke 5:31, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.” When we as people and especially those who proclaim to be Christian can put on a lens of grace and humility and see that we as humans, collectively, are broken people then we can truly have community. What makes being gay any more different than stealing, murdering, and adulterating? We all struggle with different things and God sees them as the same. It says in Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” The church needs to be inviting to gay people too, because they need the love of Jesus Christ just as much as anyone else.

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