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Consider that God doesn't make mistakes 


Human beings have a strong need to be “better than” or superior to others. This tendency is driven by the ego and helps make an individual feel better about him or her self. Often humans group together, in clubs, religious organizations, political parties, and even entire nations. Then the motivation often is a collective “we are better than the others” and drives actions that are discriminatory, morally reprehensible, and often physically harmful to “the others.”

I see this happening in the debate over gay marriage. This issue represents a basic inequality that affects thousands of gay and lesbian families (the minority).

Unfortunately, many straight people see being gay or lesbian as a life style that is “chosen” by morally inferior people. They believe equality should be based on the popular vote—a vote of course they feel they will win since they far outnumber gays and lesbians. They fill communication venues with words such as, “Our religion/faith/Bible interpretation is the right one and yours is the wrong one” or in other words, “Our set of morals, living standards, and beliefs is far superior to yours. You, your partner, and your children are less than me, my partner, and my children because you are an aberration to my beliefs.”

But what if we all knew, in our hearts and souls, that God makes no mistakes? What if we knew a spirit of goodness and sameness dwells every human being? What if we knew that some people truly are born homosexual and deserve equality and the chance to form a permanent relationship?

-- Ethel Landers - Nipomo

-- Ethel Landers - Nipomo

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