The people against gay marriage are idiots, bigots, and quite possibly one of the worst kinds of human beings.
So because I believe in God and verses like 1 Corinthians 6:9, you equate me (and other Christians) with the likes of Hitler and this guy??
BTW, what are your thoughts about "triangular triads"? Anything goes, right?
Unless we all get on the same page and look at humanity for what it really is (evolved apes), we aren't going anywhere.
From where did morals originate? Marc Hauser of Harvard has been leading the research on the origins of morals… well, that is until he was fired for eight counts of academic misconduct. How ironic.
Bottom line, there is absolutely zero basis for morals or ethics in nature. And as Professor William Provine famously stated: “modern evolutionary biology tells us loud and clear… There are no gods, no purposes, no goal-directed forces of any kind. There is no life after death… There is no ultimate foundation for ethics, no ultimate meaning to life, and no free will for humans, either.”
Now if we are all just evolved animals, and there is no free will (according to Provine), then I obviously can't help the views that I hold, right?
Taking any one line out of any translation of the bible and believing it literally is dangerous. Every single verse in every book in every translation needs context, historical background, several possible other translations, and your conscience to guide you. For instance, in 1 Corinthians 6:9, the message is essentially "the unworthy will not inherit the kingdom of God." Now you have to ask yourself: what makes a person unworthy? You could refer to the list of offenders in this verse, but they differ by translation. Furthermore, these terms (derived from whatever the original words were) had different meanings 2,000 years ago than what they do now. Hence, relying on them is, in my opinion, foolish. After all, would you unquestionably trust any other document translated and re-translated over a thousand year period? Really questioning what each verse means is an incredibly daunting task, but a necessary one.
Also, I find your mention of "triangular triads" misguided in this debate, which is about expanding marriage rights to same-sex couples. Bigamy or group marriages have nothing to do with this issue. Nor do other phenomena like bestiality or pedophilia, which are two more terms ignorant people love to throw into this debate because they lack the basic understanding of psychology, such as the difference between loving, committed relationships and relationships founded upon manipulation and control of those who are not able to consent. I'm not implying that you're in this group as you did not mention the later two, but many high-profile marriage opponents have.
And pertaining to your last point, why isn't it possible that God guided mankind through the process of evolution? That's what I believe. Science and religion aren't opposites, they're complementary languages trying to explain the same thing.