By Charisse N. Montgomery
Among the black community, resistance to gay marriage remains remarkably staunch. But do we have a leg to stand on in our oppositions to gay marriage?
The primary reasons people cite in opposition to gay marriage are generally biblical. Among those who consider homosexuality a sin, they seem to regard homosexuality as worse than lying, murdering, and greed. By deeming homosexuality as more offensive than other biblically prescribed sins, people create their own justifications for judging people and restricting their rights based on these judgments. In short, if you do think homosexuality is a sin, how can you justify treating homosexuals worse than you treat liars, murderers and divorcees? All of these groups of people have the right to marry, despite the Bible’s assertions that their actions are sinful.