So the "official" Google Blog, hosted by the co-founder of Google, recently came out with a statement against California's Prop 8, the marriage protection act.
I don't understand why companies that want everyone's business choose to endorse a certain set of ideals. It boggles my mind. Why not stay neutral? Why not just leave it alone, and be a search engine?
You see, the problem is not that they are against Prop 8. The problem is now I have formed a negative opinion about Google. I like their products, and I like what they have done for the internet. But now I will use them with a sour taste in my mouth because they support homosexual marriage, and I don't. If they hadn't publically said anything, I would not have known their position and would not have had an opinion about them either way. In fact, I may now choose to use other search engines more often simply because of this ridiculous act.
For the record, I am FOR Prop-8 because I believe that marriage is something God, the Creator, ordained between a man and a woman. Not a man and a man or woman and a woman. It is not about being equal, it's about the protection of family values. It's about standing up against sin, and saying enough-is-enough to the continued onslaught of attacks on the Christian faith and beliefs.
God loves everyone, but sin separates us from His love, mercy and grace. Endorsing, or even tolerating sin (the Bible is very clear about homosexuality, as it is about adultery, drunkenness, and murder to name a few) does more of a dis-service to the sinner than it does a benefit. Gays need Christ, and they need to understand that continuing in a life of sin will lead to eternal separation from God. They do not need us telling them it's OK to do what they do. Just like we would not allow our kids to have 10 Snickers bars in a sitting or drink radiator fluid, it is our job to stand up and say, "you shouldn't do that because it will hurt you!"
And that is why I am for Prop 8. Marriage between a man and a woman, as it was given to us by God Himself. We can't allow another piece of God's wonderful creation to be trampled by sin.