Gay/Lesbian marriage a hate crime. Before we start, you have to understand that this argument only applies to Christians (it might apply to other religions as well but I don’t try to speak to the non-Christian mind set). You might already have objections to this statement, after all, Christians are all about love, not hate. But, the issue is straight forward. First, you have to understand that hate is the opposite of love. As Christians we strive to love people into the kingdom of God. True Christian love is entirely focused on helping a person or people develop a right relationship with God. We know form the Bible that God detests the homosexual sex act. The Bible does not tell us that God detests homosexuals but it does tell us that He views the homosexual sex act as an abomination (see for example Leviticus 18:22 or Romans 1:26-27). This is clearly stated in the Old and New Testaments. (If you don’t think this is the case you need to go read the Bible.) I also know that God made and makes all people. He made homosexuals and I are pretty sure that God doesn’t make junk. He only makes people of intrinsic value, of heavenly worth. Homosexuals fall into this category. Unfortunately for homosexuals, God detests the homosexual sex act. I cannot tell you why God made homosexuals and then declared sex between homosexuals an abomination. From the Bible we know that God’s ways are not our ways and His thoughts are not our thoughts: “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the LORD. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways And My thoughts than your thoughts.…” Isaiah 55:8-9. So, we cannot hope to explain why God does what He does.
So, where does “hate crime” enter in to all this. Well, as Christians we want to love people into heaven. The opposite of this is hating people into hell. Those, particularly the clergy who support or encourage homosexual marriage are encouraging people to engage in sex acts that are detested by God. This is paving the road to hell for these people with a false love, the opposite of love, which is hate. Many of these people who support gay/lesbian marriage cannot cope with the infinite mind of God which in the final analysis is not understandable by the finite mind of humans (hence, Isaiah 55:8-9). These people, including clergy, think that God must think like they do since they were made in the image of God. They consider the unfairness of making homosexuals and denying them having homosexual sex to be illogical and unfair and therefore not compatible with the mind of God. They then negate the Bible and place their own understanding of the universe into the position of God. They, in effect, declare themselves to be God and proclaim the homosexual sex act good. They ignore proverbs: Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.…(Proverbs 3:5-6), they lean on their own understanding. These people replace the Bible’s instruction with their own understanding. They encourage homosexuals to engage in sex acts that are detestable to God. They do this in the name of love. But this is not love. It is the opposite of love. The crime is theirs: encouraging people to sin. God does not like people who lead other people into disobedience. These people, particularly the clergy are likely to get to heaven and hear Jesus say: “‘Truly I say to you, I do not know you.” (Matthew 25:12)