A video posted by Ty Mansfield (a talk given by Neal Maxwell where he states that we are moving toward "irreligion" or the void of religion, the void of morals), Buttars's statement that gays are immoral, and a friend's recent statement that it's all or nothing has me concerned.
It's all rooted in vanity: We have the complete book of morals; anyone who is not following all our religious beliefs are living a life lacking in morality. To them, irreligion equals non-Mormon.
To them it's either "irreligion" or "our religion" -- there's nothing in between.
Someone cannot believe in God if they believe homosexual behavior is condoned by God because their god does not condone homosexual behavior. To them, this belief in God is a ploy, a lie, a trickery by immoral beasts who would blind and seduce the believer, convincing her/him to a life without religious beliefs.
People fighting for gay marriage are fighting against all religious beliefs (because all religion is Mormonism; or rather, Mormonism is the only true religion; therefore, going against what it currently* thinks is going against true religion). They ignore that a great deal of people who are fighting for gay marriage are doing so because of what they believe God is truly about -- love, compassion, understanding, peace, charity, treating others as we would be treated ourselves, etc.
No. Quite the opposite.
Just because someone doesn't believe in your god or your moral standards doesn't mean they are godless or immoral. It just means they have different beliefs in God and have different moral standards than you.
It's not all [your beliefs] or nothing.
*Yes, "currently"... Mormonism changes its mind all the time.