Sherrie Miranda responds:
June 30, 2015
Jim, you are mistaken and misled yourself. First of all, how do you know what God thinks, feels or Believes? Please don’t tell me that you got that info from the bible because that was written by men, men who wanted to put us in our place. Even Jesus’ writing is held by the Catholic Church and they will never allow their converts to know Jesus’ true feelings. BUT Jesus is NOT God, no matter what people may tell you.
Secondly, is there some reason that it is ok for children to be exposed to pornography, but NOT to the idea of Gay love and marriage?
Thirdly, if marriage equaled sex, then I guess children’s mind are corrupted since the day they are born (or perhaps, conceived? Maybe that is the meaning of original sin?). Just because gay marriage makes you think of sex does not mean that is true for the 99% who do not equate love and marriage with sex (esp. children).
Fourthly, sex is only discussed for a day or two in 7th (tho it used to be 8th which was much more appropriate) and 10th grade (or higher if they didn’t take Health in 10th grade). It is taught in a HEALTH class where many things are taught, including nutrition and the warning signs for suicide. They do not go into detail about how a man and a woman have sex so why on earth would they now go into detail about HOW a gay couple has sex?
And even middle schoolers would be considered “questioning,” not Gay. Many of them don’t even know they are questioning but we, as caring teachers, often do see the signs.
What has me most stunned in all these discussions is that the screen, both movie and TV, is filled with violence. Horrible violence, YET NO ONE SEEMS TO CARE ABOUT THAT.
So, finally, I must ask: If I were to agree with everything you say here (& believe me I don’t), which is worse? To imagine two people having sex (as you seem to do every time you hear the word “Gay”). Or to see a body blown to bits? Or a person’s body riddled with bullets.
Me? I will take the depiction of SEX over VIOLENCE any day of the week!
And I forgot to even mention the depiction of a woman being raped which is seen often enough that many children have a clear idea what it is and boys often think it is funny.
It is very sad what these so called “Christians” focus on when there is so much good they could do in this world.
P.S. That does not include the Christians who are in this world helping others, whether through missionary work or in their own community here in the U.S.
Sherrie Miranda is the author of debut novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador”? A young American woman goes to war-torn El Salvador: http://tinyurl.com/klxbt4y
Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too: