02 August, 2012
I try not to discuss political stuff online very often, and, honestly, I'm a little afraid to post this link, but I'm going to anyway. As a Christian, the whole Chik-Fil-A hoopla yesterday really bummed me out. This article does a pretty good job explaining why (this guy's site is getting a lot of traffic, so if you have trouble getting to the link, keep trying. It's a good article). And as long as I'm being brave, I'll say this - while I view my own marriage as a spiritual/religious union, I don't view marriage, in general, that way. I don't think it's fair to! Marriage is so personal. And when it comes to the issue of who can legally get married, I wholeheartedly believe in equality. I believe that two consenting adults should have the right to marry each other. I don't think the law has any business deciding who those two consenting adults can be. I love my gay friends. I know that the love they share with their significant others is genuine. And I don't feel that I have any right to judge them or their "lifestyle" (I kinda hate that word because being gay isn't really their lifestyle... it's not like we're talking about being vegan; being gay is part of WHO THEY ARE). By the way, I've come to these beliefs through reading and studying the Bible. This isn't stuff I've pulled out of thin air. I've thought a lot about this topic. Levi and I have discussed it at length, and I feel really comfortable with saying that my beliefs are Christian. However, this isn't a cut-and-dry issue. I don't want to be wishy-washy or misrepresent what the Bible says, so I'll say this - while the Bible certainly weighs in on the subject of homosexuality, it doesn't weigh in on the subject of gay marriage or whether or not a government should treat its citizens equally. I have come to my beliefs because I think Jesus would want me to treat and love everyone equally. I'm not posting these things to get into some big debate on the topic because I really don't want to. No one can change my mind (other than God), and I may not be able to change anyone else's mind, but, as a Christian, I felt compelled to present this side of the story after so many other Christians presented their side yesterday.
P.S. I've edited this post about a thousand times after clicking "publish." I take this issue very seriously, and I want my words to reflect that.