Recently…as in the last post, someone commented, (and for the life of me I cannot find it, and I didn’t delete it), that the only reason gay people want marriage to include them is so that it legitimizes their sexual activity. In other words is it only about sex.
Apparently, a gay couple is incapable of the same love shared by straight couples.
This leads me to despair that we have so demonized the LGBT community that we, the church, can deny them the ability to have the same feelings the rest of humanity experiences. So that makes gay people less than fully human.
So what do straight couples share? Well the healthy couples share emotional and psychological intimacy, along with physical intimacy. They put the other person ahead of their needs, and desires, and seek the good of the other. They encourage each other to grow intellectually, spiritually, and relationally. They support each other, and walk with each other through emotional and physical pain. They always have time to listen, and care. They communicate with each other on a deep and intimate level, unafraid of sharing their hurts, and concerns. Their oneness grows stronger throughout their lives together. They are each others best friends.
That is what a healthy straight relationship looks like.
It is also what a healthy gay/lesbian relationship look like also.
It is not just about sex.