Why is it that some of us see love in giving gays and lesbians the right to marry, while others see it as a threat?
Why is it that some of us believe in the old adage "Live and let live"
while others insist on intruding into the lives of others?
Why is it that those who insist on an absolute morality, and believe that they own the institution of marriage, are the same ones who believe in the greatest promoter of love: Jesus Christ?
How can this be?
How does hate - for that's what it finally is - become the motivator of Christians?
How does fear become the instigator of Christian action?
The same way it has throughout the history of the Christian religion.
The same way it did during the Siege of Jerusalem.
The same way it did during the Spanish inquisition.
The same way it motivated "Good Christians" during the Salem Witch Trials.
There is an inherent flaw in the Christian religion.
That flaw is in the fact that many, so-called, Christians have completely missed the message of Christ.
His message of love, forgiveness, charity, tolerance, and compassion
has been turned into a message of self-righteousness, intolerance, arrogance, resentment, and fear.
Jesus, to these Christians, is not about joy, life, love, courage, and all-inclusiveness.
To them, believing in Jesus Christ means that they belong to an exclusive club.
If you are in the club, you are saved.
If you are not in the club, you go to hell.
Worst of all, if you are in the club, you have the right to judge, condemn, and dictate to the rest of the world, how the rest of the world should live.