In my country(Sweden) there's a big debate now whether we should allow gay marriage or not. I'd assume it'll be a fairly easy win pro gay marriage.
I just wonder what your opinions on the matter is.
Personally I'm very ambivalent(as usual) on the matter. Because in a sense, I really can't even see why it's on the agenda at all. Why do gay people want to be married at all? It's honestly beyond me.
AFAIK the bible is quite clear of what it thinks of gay people, so why they think they should have any right to be part of a marriage supported by the bible is not only stupid, but very illogical. God doesn't like them, deal with it.
But as I'm not a christian(atheist) and generally of full support for homosexuals in society, I'd definitely be pro gay marriage. As the church is such a powerful institution, and being officially against homosexuals it automatically works as a discriminative force against gay people even outside the religion, which I find very sad.
For me though there's "personally" even a third aspect. I dislike every theist religion and I'd do as much as I can trying to wipe them out. I don't show much or any respect for these religions, apart from possibly the practitioners of them. So, in a sense, this is a win-win-situation. If the gay people are allowed marriage, the priest may get pissed, and if I'm lucky, they won't exercise their job as expected, therefore potentially weakening the religion. But, if the gay people are being rejected marriage, I definitely think there will be a fairly strong number of people fleeing the religion. The only downside to that is that it may become a too narrow-minded religion, where people will take things to the extreme.
The reason I dislike most religions is mostly because of the extremism some will take, particularly Islam right now, even though christians and christian terrorism scares me too(IRA).
The only religion I'm not really against is Buddhism, as it's an atheist "religion" without extremism (maybe among "regular" buddhists, but not real dhamma-preaching buddhists). I find it hard to dislike religions that genuinely preach non-violence.