Hello, my name is Johnny and I am a straight 16 year old guy in Los Angeles. I feel very strongly on the subject of gay rights.

I named my blog "That's So Happy" because the phrase "That's so gay" is thrown around a lot. The word "gay" means happy. So what you're really saying is "That's So Happy." I hope one day this will be true.

Whether you are for or against gay rights, I urge you to leaf through the site and see the views of someone who truly cares about this issue.

I would like to ask you not to post any offensive comments.

If you have questions, comments, concerns, suggestions for topics...anything, don't hesitate to email me at jlazebnik@gmail.com.


February 3, 2010

The Bible

One of the prime reasons people don't support gay rights is the Bible.

I have strong feelings on religion, which I will try to contain in this post.

Basically, the Bible dictates that "You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination." (Leviticus 18:22).

What results is that strong Christians say that they object to gay rights because the Bible doesn't allow it.

Here are some objections to this claim:

1) The Bible, while important in the hearts of many, should not be the law of the land. If a man wants to sleep with another man and be an "abomination," that's his choice, isn't it? Leave it to the person who wants to get married if he/she feels that being legally wed to his/her loved one overrules the possibility of damnation. The Bible says nothing like, "Thou must deny a law allowing gay people to get married." No. Because one follows the Bible, that doesn't mean that person should have to inflict his/her own beliefs upon another. That should be up for them to decide, as much as the first person has the right to decide if he/she is a Christian.

2) By using the Bible as an excuse to deny people happiness, you are violating two of the codes of America: "liberty and justice for all," and "the separation of church and state." Separation of Church and State" is not hard to decipher; you keep your Bible out of the government, we keep the government out of your church. Meanwhile, by not allowing two people who love each other to get married, I believe you are violating the right of justice for all Americans. These people are our equals. Who cares if they are both men? They want to be matrimonially bonded. We have no right to stop them.

3) Being gay is not a choice. This is indisputable. Scientist have isolated the gay gene. Hear that? Being gay is as much a part of a person's choice as their skin color. If you believe in God, you believe that people are his creation. Why are you objecting to God's creation? If you still believe that it is a choice, think about this. Do you really think that a teenager would want to be kicked out of his/her house by his/her parents? Do you think he/she wants to think that God doesn't love him/her? Do you think he/she wants to stop talking to her parents forever? I don't think that any person in their right mind would.

4) Also, studies have shown that the average straight lovers have sex more often as boyfriend/girlfriend than husband/wife. So by allowing gay people to marry, we would be decreasing the amount of sex. Which is what the Bible prohibits.

I hope this has made an impression on you.

Stay happy.



  1. Another great argument for gay marriage is that if we, as a society, let gay men marry each other, they'll stop pretending to be straight and marrying straight girls... then getting divorced later, when they can't keep the charade going. Accepting GLBTQ people for who they truly are helps everyone! Thanks for this post, and congrats on the new blog!

  2. Well-stated! Another thing to consider is that the bible has been translated - many, many times - by fallible men. The quote you mention doesn't say "homosexual," but some bibles do. Funny things is, they didn't until about the 1950's. What did the original story actually say? What if the word the translator chose doesn't mean "abomination" in the way we interpret it today? It's like a game of telephone played out over centuries.

    Scholars of Aramaic have been refuting the context of the Leviticus passages. Dr. Patrick Chapman is one of them - I saw him speak a few years ago on this topic and he made a lot of sense. His book Thou Shalt Not Love looks interesting: http://www.haidukpress.com/gay-evangelicals/gay-evangelicals.html

  3. I'll definitely check it out. This is actually probably my favorite post--it's what made me decide to start the blog.
    Thanks for the comment!