I've really been pondering the whole "Chik-fil-a doesn't like gay marriage" explosion.
Since this is my blog, I figure I can type what I want. If you don't like it, "X" out.
That's the thing about our country, to an extent, if you don't like something you don't have to go there, use the product, watch the show, etc.
People (this includes Muppets) who say they will no longer do business with this company due to their stance on marriage, where have you been? This is a company that was founded on traditional Christian beliefs and are closed EVERY Sunday. You thought they were pro-choice and for same-sex marriage before this? Ever go to Hobby Lobby? They're closed on Sundays, wonder what their stance is.
Don't make yourself one of the hateful people that avoids somebody just because what you believe differs. The world needs more love. All this hate will just fester in your heart and make you say and think hateful things. Both sides, need to step back and just let the others live. I say all the gay couples (not to imply there aren't gay Christians) should go to Chik-fil-a and show the love, not the hate. All the Conservative Christians should go to Starbucks, Disney, and Home Depot and show them Christian love. You don't have to buy anything if it hurts, you, but be nice!
To many people are going around this world filled with hate. Quit letting them live rent-free in your heads! The only person you're hurting is you and maybe the people who witness your behavior.
Our place is not to judge, our place is to love. Love the sinner, not the sin.
I'm for people being happy. I'm for staying out of their business. I want them to stay out of mine. Who's to say which biblical sins get laws against them and which don't? Please don't outlaw the Turtle Pecan Blizzard. I know it's evil, but it's good.
I have friends on both sides of every fence ever built. Gay, straight, conservative, liberal, spankers, non-spankers, pro-choice, pro-life, year-round school, give-me-my-summer-vacation, drinkers, abstainers, atheist, agnostic, three-times-a-week (if not more Southern Baptists) the list goes on. Who am I to tell you what you believe is wrong? Why do you get to tell me what's wrong? You want to convince me? Set the example, love me, live the witness. Don't approach me with hate and a refusal to accept my differences, that will turn me off faster than anything.
How I was raised and what I believe are sometimes the same and sometimes different. I want to be allowed to believe what I do without fear of judgement. I just want to be loved. If you want to pray for me, that's awesome, please don't lecture me. At my age, 42, I'm going to do what I want. If you make me uncomfortable, I'm not going to be around you.
I'm don't like discussing politics with people I don't know well. Folks sometimes make assumptions based on whether you vote Democrat or Republican. You're a Democrat? Oh you're a baby-killing, give all the money to the immigrants liberal! You're a Republican? You're a racist, bible-thumping conservative. Please quit judging, IT'S NOT YOUR JOB!
Personally, if you want to marry your pet goat, go for it, as long as the goat is able to voice its consent. Oh, it can't speak? No goat wife for you. Two guys? Two women? One guy, five women? As long as everybody is a consenting adult, not my business. You answer to God, not me.
I have friends that have been with their partners, for years! Longer than most married couples. But when something happens and their partner dies they will have NO rights. They won't be able to make end of life decisions, be allowed in the ICU, because they will not be considered next of kin. What does it hurt for you to allow them the legal courtesies so many take for granted? Why is a same-sex marriage more damaging to family values than people living together? Why do they scare you?
Why not go after the people who've been married seven times and divorced seven times?The people who just live together but opt not to marry? Who are we to pick which sins get legalized. Are there still common law marriages? Why? Let's legalize pot while we're at it and tax the crap out of it! Wouldn't that help the deficit? Oh look! A Squirrel!
What makes somebody believe that they get to dictate how the rest of the world lives? Not everybody believes in the Bible, that's their choice. My choice is to allow them to choose. I'm not a historian, and please don't give me a lesson in the comments, but wasn't this country founded by people seeking religious freedom?
Please don't leave snarky comments, I will delete them. I don't care if you're a relative, a colleague, a friend, or a complete stranger. BE NICE WITH YOUR WORDS!
Whew, I feel better. Please remember to love your neighbor.