Tuesday, February 24, 2009
I'm shocked to hear this, but it's the reality.
In Honolulu, 2,000+ people at protested House Bill 444 at the state Capitol the other day. This bill would make civil unions between same-sex partners legal in Hawaii.
I always thought at the end of all the gay marriage drama, we can always turn to Hawaii. But judging from this picture and the outcries from the people...I'm not so sure anymore.
Here are some of those 'outcries'
"This bill is an abomination," said Judy Franklin, an associate with the Ministry of Brother Nathan Paikai. "It opens the door for innocent children in foster care to be taken into homosexual families — that's one of my chief concerns."
Nathan Paikai said he does not condemn homosexuals, but he doesn't believe they should be able to enter into civil unions.
"I still have family that I pray will find the love of Jesus," he said. "But now they're trying to put their uncleanliness on me, and on my children, and on my children's children. If they want to sin on themselves, if they want to do wrong, then do it on themselves."
The sad thing is, these actions and judgments are so far from what Jesus stood for.