I heard the Salvation Army (the Salvos), an Australian charity spoke out against gay marriage yesterday. I don’t know any more detail than that, as a work colleague mentioned it and I haven’t searched for the online news about it. My dad also published a post from his friend or something, so I guess it’s a hot topic, I think the PM didn’t back the formalization of gay marriage or whatever, the point is for me it’s bizarre that it’s even an issue.
As I said, I just don’t get why it’s a problem and to be honest, never really did. What if two men or two women want to get married, so what? How really am I or anyone else going to be negatively affected by that? There’s no convincing argument I personally can conceive as to why this is a problem for anyone. And if it is, the problem in my mind is not with the gay couple who want to profess their love and union for each other in a formal and public way, the problem is with those external people spending any time worrying about it or worse if they start acting on that worry, like apparently the people behind the Salvation Army, who are also a Christian organization, did.
Love is talked about all the time by Christians but it’s not as often demonstrated by the same people and organizations that talk about it. Case in point with this one, whether or not the Slavos do lots of charitable stuff, it still applies. Funny that Jesus in the bible brought the Pharisees, the priesthood of his time, up on similar things all the time – i.e. not demonstrating what they taught. There’s a word for that.