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So What Are We Arguing About by SionnaDehr So What Are We Arguing About by SionnaDehr
Of course, I am not simply referring to homosexuality and all that applies to that particular lifestyle. I am also referring to lifestyles lead by strippers, prostitutes (though there are certain unfortunate reasons that put some of those poor people in that position, but I'm not referring to those precisely), Incestuous couples, and people that either sleep around with multiple partners or just sleep with one lover at a time until they get married. There are others but this is all that I can think of at the top of my head.
No, I don't like the way you guys live your lives. No I do not have to accept the way you live your lives. I can tolerate it, sure, but I'm not going to vote for something that is against my moral convictions whether I am religious or not.
With that being said, this does NOT give either side an excuse to treat each other like the scum of the earth. Contrary to popular belief, not every Christian (or Abrahamic based religion) wants homosexuals and other sinners to burn in the fiery pits of hell. What is said about Hitler need not apply here (lol). But that is not the point of Christianity. Christianity is a lifestyle of modesty, in reality, and not a lifestyle that alienates people from the world. Sadly, many people treat it like that. It is also not a lifestyle based solely on blind love as some Christians try to make it. It is a lifestyle of reason, deep philosophical thinkers that merely want to understand the universe that God has created for us to observe. Due to the way many of my constituents act, I can understand how hard this is to accept, but may I link you to at least one church website (with audio and notes on pdf) to show you? [link]
I'm not trying to convert anyone, I just simply want you to understand that not every Sunday church goer listens to "sermons" or "preachers". Some of us love teachers too. :)

Now, I am also very much aware of the fact that there are people in the non-christian (and chrisitian) community who live a lifestyle that I don't agree with. As for Christians, all I can say is that you know what the Lord says about certain things and that, ultimately, it is between you and God. All I can do is encourage you and, maybe even, exhort you lovingly. But, even so, you are brothers and sisters in Christ even if you don't follow His walk completely. So long as you believe and trust that Jesus Christ died for your sins and rose again from the grave three days later and that he is, not just the son of God, but also God himself, I will see you in heaven. Those of you who are not Christians and live the lifestyles that I do not agree with please understand that I do not hate you. I understand that me not thinking or accepting you for who you are seems as a slight against everyone who is like you, but its not. I don't like or agree with everyone listening to pop music. I think communism is moronic. I disagree with a lot of things that people like, but I don't hate the people who think that way.

So, what I'm trying to say is, Christians: stop acting like stark raving lunatics. You have no reason to unless there is some serious hurt going on from the other side (like if gay rights activists go into a Chick-fil-a restaurant and vandalize and insult and hurt the innocent employees *Do not deny that this happened there are too many witnesses*). Respond to them, but don't react. Reacting isn't always the best thing to do. Others: stop acting like the world revolves around you (and I can say this to Christians too, so both sides take a look at both of my addresses) and your lifestyle. If each of you puts aside your differences and talk you might actually be able to civilly discuss your matters without the kicking and screaming.

Thank you and good day.
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ErinTheEevee Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's kinda funny reading these comments, everyone is being so butthurt.
cakep0p Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014   Digital Artist
yes, its a lifestyle. of course. i totally CHOSE to be gay, even though they get murdered, beat up, harassed, and bullied every day just for being gay.... Yep, i LOVE the pain, im a motherfucking masochist man thats why i'm gay, i want to get fucking murdered. i want to get shunned. love it. love this lifestyle that causes me pain
TotallyMaddHatter Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"I can tolerate it, sure, but I'm not going to vote for something that is against my moral convictions whether I am religious or not. " Thats just it though, you get to vote on weather or not I am allowed to marry the man I love. I can not do that to you no matter what my morals and convictions are. You should not be able to use those morals and convictions to control such an aspect(or any aspect) of another persons life.  Not a lifestyle, lifestyle implies pattern of behavior and choice, not every gay person has enough in common to warrant it being called such and it is not a choice no matter how hard some want to believe it is. 

Look, if the world were reversed and people were decrying the "heterosexual life style" would that stop you from being attracted to men? Would it stop you form wanting to be with a man you loved, would it stop you from wanting to marry him? Would you take kindly to other people who don't even know you getting to vote on what you are allowed to do with your life?  All because of morals and convictions you yourself might not even believe in. How could you not equate that to those people must hate you that much that they would deny you aspects of life others around you get to enjoy without a fight or fuss?
Is it really that hard to put yourself in my shoes?

You should not get to decide if I get to marry or adopt or anything else, and really you shouldn't want to. After all I wouldn't do that to you. 
Jenny345 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
Nice. I wholly agree.
katrinahood Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I like that you don't agree with the homosexual lifestyle, but you're not being hateful.
Caleb-F-Bear Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
JulianaJealousy Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
When I first saw this stamp I was assuming it had to do with xXx (straight edge life vs non straight edge) or something like that
but after reading the whole thing and comments I am just feeling WTF did I read just now this is completely off the wall
and before somebody tries to give their reasoning I am religious but not of the Christian faith
(Hispanic Jewish girl yeah I know odd right?)
Kell0x Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Student General Artist
*How would you feel if I get t choose that you aren't allowed to get married to your boyfriend and the government agrees on my behalf?
Don't you think that would be kind of discrimination and insane that strangers get to tell you how to live your life?

Think about that.
Kell0x Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Student General Artist
As a homosexual person I just have to ask what is a homosexual life style? All of my gay-bi friends have different life styles.
One is a social butterfly that is outgoing with her girlfriend and  has a job as a guard she and her girlfriend are both vegs and Buddhist , while the other is a workaholic who also tends anime conventions with her wife , the other works at home and hardly leaves his apartment and is selling his artwork while living with his boyfriend. Another one has a long distant relationship with his boyfriend and is a art student and addicting to playing video games at the weekend. Another young Cristian woman lives with her parents and does a part time job and sometimes goes on dates and to her local church.

So..if you are going to call homosexuality a life style, you see it as a repeated patern  of people who follow the same set of rules and/or belief.
Orientation doesn't  define a person's life or belief it defines who they choose as a partner. That doesn't make it a life style. 

"See, this is what I have a problem with. How we vote in America should NOT be dictated by our personal moral convictions"

Well see that's kind of homophobia. You are pressing your moral belief on me and evoking my right to marry/work/adopt just because you don't like my relationship.

Which is kind of weird because you don't even know me my partner or what my relationship is like yet you get to have a VOTE on it? 
How would you f
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