Pro-Gay Marriage Essay By Fourth Grader Goes Viral

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A fourth grader’s essay supporting marriage equality is going viral this week after a teacher posted a photo of it - typos and all - on Reddit.

“One of my fourth grade students chose gay marriage as his topic for a persuasive essay,” the teacher, a Reddit user who goes by rafa3l2, wrote.

“This is the result. More sense than some adults.”

Pro-Gay Marriage Essay

The student wrote in support of gay marriage:

“Why gay people should be able to get married is you can’t stop two adult’s from getting married because there grown and it doesn’t matter if it creeps you out just get over it."

"You should be happy for them because it’s a big moment in their life. When I went to my grandparents wedding it was the happies moment.”

“I am not sharing this because of how perfect the sentences are, but because of how clear his thought process is on this specific issue,” the teacher wrote.

“It isn’t as simple as pointing out mistakes and spelling errors.”

While one fourth grade writer’s essay might not change any laws, GLAAD, an organization that supports equality for the LGBT community, praised it.

Wilson Cruz, a spokesperson for the group, said:

“This fourth grader is echoing what a majority of Americans of all ages now feel, and perfectly represents the respect for diversity that this student’s generation is learning."

“This student is absolutely correct in saying that marriage is a ‘big moment’ for a couple, and creates a sturdy foundation for the rest of their lives."

“Children are wiser than we often give them credit for.”

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and my grandson wrote he thought everyone should eat dessert 1st before the meal. Due to this was the best part of the meal & once u ate it u would eat less of everything else and be healthier. Now isn't that sooooooo child like & so simplistic and now aren't alllllllll of u going to start following this principle because a child wrote it and its simple?

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Why are they talking about this in the fourth grade? Is there no innocence anymore?

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@ lindy

Innocence? Why would knowing about homosexuality be taking away from innocence? Maybe if kids knew about it, there would be less discrimination later in life. I want my future kids to know about homosexuality and to know that is perfectly okay; and that they should accept it.

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@ Theresa

You better back off, okay? Gay marrige is amazing! Go a problem? SUCKS FOR YOU

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Like the kid said....just get over it.

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in a french class from 20 8yo students from 10 boys 7 identified themselves as gay.

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"I am gay and I oppose gay marriage" because then no more childrens like you will exist in this world we will stop the best creation of God the human being, and is evil who deceived us when we are childs under lack of attention, or from abusive family surrounding us, from addicted parents, when the child pass from any kind of tribulation then their mind is easy open for evil to feed us with any kind of desire our mind has at the moment !

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As the saying goes, "out of the mouth of babes."

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If only more people could look at gay marriage as simply as this child

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This is wats wrong with the world today. If that kids parents raised him right took him to church read the bible they would know wat god thinks of same sex marraige. Come on people quit bein so stupid an stand up for wats right. Gays should not be allowed to marry that is not fair to kids u are teaching them wrong.

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@ joe

Deuteronomy 22:13-21
"A marriage shall only be considered valid if the wife is a virgin. If the wife is not a virgin, she shall be executed." SUCK IT!

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@ Michelle

U need to read the hole bible not just peices. Ur life would be better then it is cus im sure u got alot of problems.

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@ Michelle

This is wats wrong with the world today. If that kids parents raised him right took him to church read the bible they would know wat god thinks of same sex marraige. Come on people quit bein so stupid an stand up for wats right. Gays should not be allowed to marry that is not fair to kids u are teaching them wrong. - Wow!!! I don't even know where to begin pulling that comment apart. So I suppose I'll start with this. If you are going to go around calling people stupid, it would ( Not WUD) behoove you to try to spell or use correct grammar in more than 10% of your persuasive argument. Carry on.

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@ Michelle

This is wats wrong with the world today. If that kids parents raised him right took him to church read the bible they would know wat god thinks of same sex marraige. Come on people quit bein so stupid an stand up for wats right. Gays should not be allowed to marry that is not fair to kids u are teaching them wrong. - Wow!!! I don't even know where to begin pulling that comment apart. So I suppose I'll start with this. If you are going to go around calling people stupid, it would ( Not WUD) behoove you to try to spell or use correct grammar in more than 10% of your persuasive argument. Carry on.

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@ joe

"quit bein so stupid" - Doesn't your God teach not to judge anyone, but rather love thy neighbor? Also, if you are against gay marriage because of the bible, does that mean you do not eat pork or play football? Because Leviticus 11:8 says "You shall not eat of their flesh nor touch their carcasses; they are unclean to you." How about Leviticus 19:28 that speaks against tattoos. I don't see anyone posting hateful posts about people with tattoos and how "wrong" they are. Let's not forget how Leviticus 19:19 says "you shall not sow your field with two kinds of seed, nor wear a garment upon you of two kinds of material mixed together." I don't see protests towards farms that have two plants growing in the same field. I also have yet to see polyester being protested because the bible clearly states it's wrong. Lastly, divorce. According to Mark 10:11-12 here is just one thing said about divorce "And He said to them, 'Whoever divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her; and if she herself divorces her husband and marries another man, she is committing adultery.'" So not ONLY does the bible say don't divorce, it says that if you do you then also break a ten commandment. Last, I checked, 'though shall not be gay' is not a commandment, but adultery is. I was raised Catholic and went to Catholic schools from k-12. I am a lesbian. I will marry my fiance, and I will remain eternally faithful to my wife. And when I die, I will go to Heaven because I find it hard to believe that God would condemn someone for loving another person of the same gender. So many people need to stop speaking as if they speak on behalf of God. Twisting the bible to fit your narrow minded ways is ignorant. It's only a matter of time now until gay couples can marry everywhere in the United States. Embrace it. It means more opportunities to have awesome wedding cake.

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@ Katie

U dont know the bible. An i dont care who does wat i just wish people would live better lives an stop sayin quit judging people im not do wat u want an have fun in hell.

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@ joe

Just because it says it in the bible doesn't mean GOD says it's wrong. You don't know what GOD thinks.Some one wrote that bible and they may not be GOD's words. If you think they are you,you are nuts.You need to get real.We are not stupid,And I am standing up for there rights. It's there life,Stop judging and get over the gay issue

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@ joe

but also doenst god give us free will? and also doenst the old testament also say other things are wrong that we do to this day and people dont get all hissy about those do they? you dont see churches condeming people because they eat pork or wear cotton and satin do you? everyone should be able to live how they want and love who they want as long as its not harming someone else! persoally i just think every single person desevers to be happy and not judged, hated, or ridiculed about who they choose to love. as long as like i said its not hurting someone.

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@ joe

I guess i am going to have to disagree....its people like you that are wrong with the world....stop hiding behind your bible and let people be happy....it in no way affects your day to day life other than if you find two people of the same sex having sex gross...in which case i have the perfect solution....dont have sex or marry another man...problem solved

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@ sabrina

No, no, no,god DID NOT give us free will! We took it when eve ate from the tree of knowledge and that is when we learn we were naked and then hid from god when he came to find out what Adam and Eve were doing hiding

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@ sabrina

All u people act like god dosent matter but the same people just like u live how they want then when there on there death bed then they start praying an beleiving. GET OUT OF HERE.

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@ joe

First of all God made us all. he doesn't judge us for what we do with the life he gave us so why the f**** should you and the others who hates gay trying to be happy with the life THAT GOD GAVE THEM AND US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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@ MIMI

Hi Mimi, yes God does and will judge for our actions and what we do. However I agree with you on this point. he did give is free will to make out own decisions. In that, we have a choice what we want to do. To every man is his own salvation. He needs to work that out between himself and God. If we choose to do something, it doesn't make it right (as you eluded to). True indeed, people sin all the time. its in our nature. True the world makes a bigger deal out of gay marriage because it creeps them out. Yet all sin, is sin. Doesn't matter what. Some affect us more than others (like homosexual sex, promisuos sex hetero- or gay, unprotected sex, drinking, drugs, etc). But to God all sin is sin and all will be judge according to the life he/she has lived. He Gave us a book (The Bible) to guide us. You say he wouldn't judge us because He is the one who gave us this life. Yes he will judge us. He gave us free will to make choices. He does not make life hard for us. We do. All this hate and malice. its whats poising us. ANd lastly, I get really hurt to hear Gay people call me evil and judgemental because I do not agree with gay marriage. I never disrespect anyone gay or not. But when I am attacked in front of my local grocer for not signing a ballet and called a hypocrite and ASSUMED to be "just another one of those black Christian hypocrites" (yes that was said to me and they knew nothing about me, I feel hurt. Don't try to force anyone to change. Gays can stay gay if thats what they choose and if a marriage bill passed tomorrw that does not change my position. Life goes on. God is still love. Humans are fickle.

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@ Crystal

There's is nothing else to say...the was said beautifully