Today we are talking racism and gay rights.
I live in a country where LGBT people enjoy the same rights as non-LGBT people. South Africa’s post-apartheid constitution was the first in the world to outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation. Same sex marriage as legalised and same sex couples can even adopt children jointly or arrange IVF and surrogacy treatments. We live in a broken society with a lot broken homes and if gay couples are providing more stable homes for children to grow up in, then by all means let them raise children.
In South Africa we speak of discrimination against the LGBT community the same way we speak about racial discrimination. In as much as it is legal to be gay, discrimination against such still exists and the church plays a major role. I am Christian and my post on unpopular opinions can give you a better view of what kind of a christian I am.
I am of the opinion that no one should be discriminated against because of their sexual orientation or their race. I especially think that the church should open their doors to the LGBT community. If the church is not accepting the LGBT community because it is a sin, then how else can the church show them whats not sin if they are kicked out? In His lifetime, Jesus hanged out with the outcasts and in his encounters with them, he loved them and did not condemn them. Jesus interacted with them like normal people. I believe that the church exists especially for the minority communities who do not feel accepted anywhere else.
I believe in choices and sexual orientation should be one of them based on your set of beliefs and preferences. We were created differently and that’s OK. We have different life paths and that’s OK. We are at the end all human beings, being different in one way or the other does not make you less human.
In summary, I think Its not OK to discriminate against race, sexual orientation or anything else for that matter.