Marriage is a bond where two people are bound to love each other for eternity, and religion is a belief of faith to one supernatural being they call GOD. With two people who love each other, despite having different religions, was blessed with respect on their different beliefs.
Both Christian and Muslim religions strictly follow their belief and practices that sometimes lead to misunderstanding and arguments. Some would have avoided having a relationship with those from other religions, because one must sacrifice to which belief should be followed.
Unlike this couple, whose belief was taken over by love after many years of relationship, and finally got married.
Twitter user @itsairidesu posted on twitter the story of her sister’s wedding to her long-time Muslim boyfriend. What was unusual is that they both held Islam and Catholic marriage ceremonies. The couple received so much respect that both families have decided to unite, as she also wished that the world could do the same.
My sister got married to her long-term Muslim boyfriend yesterday and we held both Islam and Catholic marriage ceremonies and I'm so happy that there was so much respect from both sides and I just wish the world could do the same.
— airi (@itsairidesu) March 18, 2019
Conflicts among religious denominations, especially Catholics and Muslims, have been one of the problems not only in our country, but also the whole world. Because of this conflict, many civilians have lost their loved ones and home.
And you know what makes it even better? It's knowing that my dad and the groom's father, both known to be strict with their respective religious practices, agreed to compromise for the wedding of their children. And that's a win for love, if you ask me.
— airi (@itsairidesu) March 18, 2019
Though the government is already having their blueprint to solve this conflict, until now, it hasn’t been agreed upon and, thus, have not united in peace.
Cheers to the kind of love that conquers differences! pic.twitter.com/oZwJckZS45
— airi (@itsairidesu) March 19, 2019
The wedding of Airi’s sister gives us hope that someday both religions would learn to compromise with each other, and respect each other’s belief for the love of its people.
She wasn't wearing a hijab. She was wearing her white wedding gown, which of course was first consulted with the groom and groom's father. pic.twitter.com/KcPUtR5FQA
— airi (@itsairidesu) March 21, 2019
Like both the fathers of the couple, who are known to be strict with their respective religious practices, have agreed to compromise for the wedding of their children.
Truly, love conquers everything.
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The extreme evangelical group, The Greater Toledo House of Prayer, has purchased the popular Bretz Night club. The said gay bar was one of the oldest LGBT venues in Toledo, Ohio.
It was closed in December and was obtained for $148,000 in January.
The Christian group is planning to convert Bretz Night club into a church.
“In October 2017, the ministry became aware that the Adams St. building was available for sale, then toured the building and determined the space would work well for the group, ” stated in the official statement posted on their website.
The statement discloses that the former gay club was obtained for the reason that they lack space for their offices. The Greater Toledo House of Prayer denied the reports that they have something to do with the closure of the gay bar.
The extreme evangelical group supports what they identified as “basic christian values” which includes but not limited to the prohibitions on “homosexuality, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, gender identity different than the birth sex chromosomal level”.
According to their ‘Statement of Beliefs’, the said organization states that “God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female”, classifying any difference from the binary as “a rejection of the image of God”.
The said Christian group is also an affiliate of the Kansas-based International House of Prayer. It is believed that they support the hate legislation against the LGBT community which includes supporting an act calling for gay people to be put to death in Uganda.
This extreme evangelical group also has connections with Agora Toledo. In 2014, the said Christian group also planned to buy a former abortion clinic in Toledo, Ohio and plans to turn it into a memorial to the unborn. But on the other hand, the plan did not push through and the former abortion clinic is still in its location.
The people in Adams Street district where the gay club was located have shared their disappointment with the said news. The stakeholders are “heartbroken” at the closure of Bretz Nightclub. In light of the said event, they created a Facebook page declaring their support to the LGBT community.
The stakeholders said that the said gay club had been “a staple in our community and a home for the LGBT community for decades”.
On the other hand, the entertainment district representatives which adopted the gay bar promised that the place will still be “a place of love, understanding and support, and celebration”.
Local LGBT leaders also planned to open an LGBT community center, a food pantry, health resources and suicide prevention resources near the supposed church where the Bretz Nightclub was formerly located.