This post is not meant to attack anyone, or to start a debate. No mean comments please! I've had some people ask me questions and I feel like I need to explain why my opinion is the way it is.
I know, as a member of the church, you're not supposed to be gay. I'm not. But what about other people out there? The non members. They're not allowed to do what they want? It's not hurting anyone...or is it? People are saying it is. I think the only reason it's hurting anyone is because they are letting it hurt themselves.
What is wrong with kids being taught in elementary school that Gay Marriage is acceptable? It is! Or it should be. Of course, a family with a mom and a dad is best. What about single parents? Are we going to make being a single parent illegal next? Isn't having two moms better than just having one and no dad? They already teach in schools that there are different types of families. Some have a mom and a dad, some have just a mom, or just a dad, and some kids live with grandparents, or aunts and uncles, and that's what they call their family. How is adding that some kids have two dads or two moms a problem? Kids need to learn that! It's out there. You can't keep them in your bubble forever. What happens when they meet someone like that? Are they going to make rude comments? Is that how you'd like to raise your child to treat someone?
I don't know this as a fact, but I'm pretty sure most (I'm not saying all, I know everyone's different) people who are gay can't change who they are attracted to. If you told me to start being attracted to women, I'd be disgusted. I can't. I feel bad for those women out there who are married to gay men trying to be straight so that they can be good LDS church members, or just be an accepted part of society. Their own husband isn't physically attracted to them. That's sad. It's also sad that I have friends who can't feel comfortable holding hands with the one they love in public because they'll get strange looks and comments.
In fifty years we're all going to look back and say I can't believe we treated blacks...I mean gays...like that.
Note: I'm not trying to change anyone else's opinion. Please don't try to change mine.