I came across this picture and quote from Anne Hathaway and thought it deserved a response; a Biblical one:
Anne Hathaway has an opinion concerning homosexuality and same-sex marriage. It happens to be an opinion many have. But implicit in her comments are assumptions that are just not true concerning those who have a different opinion. She spoke of how in her household being gay was no big deal and that when her brother came out they hugged him and told him they loved him. A couple of points: First, being gay is a big deal; just as adultery, murder, stealing and lying are a big deal. All sin is a big deal to God because He is holy God and He calls us to be holy as well. Second, her comment concerning her brother makes it seem as if it happened that a person opposed to same-sex marriage had a family member who was homosexual that they would not love him or her. Not true! If it did cause that, well, that would neither be right nor Christian. Christian love is not condoning sin, but praying for deliverance from it. As Jesus did, we are to always love the sinner, but hate the sin, no matter the sin. To love God and His Word more than human opinion is never wrong. As to Anne’ claims that her stand is not because she is brave but decent, I must reject. For those who believe her stand is brave, it’s not. The easiest position to take in our culture today is the one that rejects God, and decency is certainly not reserved for those who share her position on this matter. In fact, some of the most indecent responses have come from pro-gay groups’ protest of those corporations and persons who don’t share their values.
I personally reject the whole idea that pro-traditional marriage is somehow unloving and that to be pro-God is necessarily anti-gay. Pro- God is pro-God, centered on His will expressed in His Word, not just on this particular issue, but all issues. For those who disagree, you may not care or agree with what God says, but don’t act as if He is not clear on this issue. He is abundantly clear. You have just chosen not to believe Him. As to Anne’ claim that love is a human experience; it is much more than human experience or emotion. Love is the objective truth of God. That love came in the person of Jesus Christ and was displayed most fully at the cross. It is where Jesus willfully went to save us from our sin, and though we may always struggle with it, His intention or desire never was or is to leave us in it.