Just because something has been illegal in the past doesn't mean it proves it to be wrong in the present, it was against the law for women to vote not so long ago, would you like to tell them, now it's legal, it's still morally wrong because it was seen as so once.
The gay community does respect religion, there is a strong religious following within the gay community. It has also been said in this thread by religious believers that the bible is up for interpretation by it's followers, so the gay community can interpret it and follow it how they see fit without infringing on others interpretation.
asking somone to change there views over night when they have a lifetime of beliving in something seems a bit unreasonable (not my belifes, the bed and breackfast people) i said that they (gays) dont respect the church not religion, did you turn your back on the church when they refused to conferm you? it seems a simmiler situation with marriage. why be part of somthing that dosen't except you?
The refusal to confirm me was the beginning of the end. Most of it was because I believed that the priests were connected with god and were directed by this connection and yet they made up a reason to not allow me to be a complete Catholic which lead me to question the church.
I don't expect people to change overnight, it took me a few years, but I do think people should be open minded and tolerant. I don't think that gays are disrespecting the church either, there are many, many god fairing Catholics that are gay even in the priesthood, their was a priest in our church who was gay, and in many churches.
Personally though, if I wanted to spend my life with another woman I would not want to get married in a church, but I think that gay members of any church should have the right.
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