“Sin, young man, is when you treat people as things. Including yourself. That’s what sin is.”- T. Pratchett, Carpe Jugulum.
Many anti-LGBT people love to claim that granting rights to gays, like marriage, will destroy society. They claim that same-sex marriage destroys opposite-sex marriage. This is, of course, a lie. In fact, recognizing same-sex marriage is something that would strengthen opposite sex marriage because it would lead, ultimately, to situations like the ones that the Huffington Post profiled from happening.
In the summer of 2008, Sarah Irish Nicholson’s well-ordered Mormon life was unraveling, and she needed someone to talk to.
Nicholson’s husband of 13 years, whom she had loved since they were madrigal partners in high school, told her he was gay. Latter-day Saints in her suburban neighborhood west of Salt Lake City kept saying gay-rights advocacy was Satan’s work, she said.
When Nicholson’s husband came out, the couple, who had four kids, stayed together. Then they had a fifth child — a pregnancy that was tough on her body and on her mind.
She had lost her Mormon community and worried that her marriage was over. One night, she recalls, she cried out to God, “Just let me die in childbirth. I don’t want to do this anymore.”
Now, she is divorced and finds purpose in reaching out to other Mormon women facing a similar challenge.
Many so-called people of faith love to hurt others. They push this anti-LGBT agenda in order to adhere to a book that may or may not amount to anything in real life. In the end, they treat themselves and others like objects to be controlled rather than real people, and assign sin where there is none.
There is little more that I can add to the HuffPo article, but I do recommend reading it. It is probably the best reason why same-sex marriage should be legal.