The irony of “love wins”

I kind of love how the gay community took to using the term “Love wins” to celebrate their victory in the Supreme Court a couple of weeks ago allowing them to marry in the United States in the same way that heterosexual couples can get married.

The gay community was using the term to express that the act, existence and expression has won out as a result of the decision and that millions of people can now love equally in the eyes of the United States government.

For a long time, “love wins” has been used by Christians to indicate how the teachings of Jesus (of love, not hate) reign supreme and should govern their actions. In fact, if you’ll notice, it’s part of my tagline on this very website. I believe that Christians ought to be known by their acts of love, rather than their bible bashing, vindication or bullhorn ministry.

However in the past few weeks it was all too apparent just how hypocritical many Christians can be. The very same people that professed “love wins” were decrying the SCOTUS decision, showing their bullish arrogance and promising to go to Canada (even though same-sex marriage has been legal there for 10 years…).

I think it was probably an intentional move by the gay community to both celebrate their victory and to show the hypocrisy of much of the Christian sect of society. And I’m glad they did. I have long abhorred how Christians act and this latest act has only served to further separate Christians from the people they’re supposed to be loving.

I hope that one day it becomes apparent to them that their beliefs have no impact on how other people live their lives. Just because I don’t like carrots doesn’t mean I should think that eating carrots should be illegal or that I should hate anyone who eats carrots. If you don’t agree with gay marriage, don’t get married to someone of the same sex. Problem solved.

Let people be themselves, love them and try living out the Gospel if you really think of yourself as a follower of Christ.

By Dave

Dave is the proud father of Ellie and Jack. There's nothing that makes him happier than spending time with his incredible wife and their amazing children. He's a civil/mechanical engineer and he also builds and maintains WordPress websites.