Wednesday, June 19, 2013

What's on my mind?

Hello blogosphere.  I haven't posted in a year.  There should be a lot on my mind, right?  Wrong!  I feel like nothing has been on my brain much the last year, that's why I haven't posted anything.  Or maybe it's just that I felt the need to interact with real live people.  Oh, who am I kidding.  I was just addicted to my iPhone and sick of my desktop.  And now I've got a shiny new laptop, so watch out.  I may actually post a couple of times this year...or not.

Actually, something has been on my mind that prompted my annual blogger login.  And that's this whole gay marriage debate.  I know, I know.  I've already posted about this before, you say.  And no, my views haven't changed.  I'm still anti-anti-gay marriage.  In case you're confused by that double negative, I'm not against gay marriage on a government level.  I just hate saying pro-gay marriage because Biblically I'm against it.  But that's a separate issue.

Here's what's annoying the crap out of me though.  Why do I have to agree with your lifestyle?  News flash - I DON'T!  And that doesn't make me a bad person.  And I don't think you're a bad person.  Quit projecting that hatred onto me just because I have a different opinion.  Quit telling me that my opinion is only ok if it aligns with what you've decided I should believe.  I believe in the inerrancy of the Bible. It's not outdated.  I can't pick and choose what I believe from it.  It's all truth.  If you want to sit down and have a more detailed conversation about that and any questions you may have, then I'm game.  Let's do it.  I love talking about Jesus!  Let's just be civil with one another.  You have your beliefs.  I have my beliefs.  Why do we have to be enemies?  Calm down!!

And hey there, friend.  Guess what?  Remember, earlier, I said I was anti-anti-gay marriage?  That's right.  I'm one of those Christians who's kind of on your side.  Don't get confused, I'm not a liberal Christian.  Check back to that last paragraph in case you're confused.  I get flack from my Christian brethren for my position on the issue and I'm ok with that.  But I get ticked off when you attack them.  I get worked up when I read about lawsuits against them because they don't want to bake you a cake for your wedding.  What point are you making?  There are plenty of people out there who would be happy to help with your big day.  Go give them your business.  Leave those people that don't want to support your marriage alone.  Drop the lawsuits.  Walk away.  Be happy that you're succeeding in your fight for equal rights.  Surround yourself with those who support you.  Give your business to those who support you.  This isn't a discrimination issue and don't try to make it one.  I'm sure any of those business owners would be more than happy to make you a birthday cake.  They just don't want to support your marriage because it goes against their beliefs.  And why should that bother you?

So help me if you start attacking churches and pastors that refuse to perform your marriage ceremony...

Ok, rant over.  Go about your business everyone.  Maybe next post I'll talk about puppy dogs or something equally saccharine.


Micah said...

I was so happy to see your post show up on my feed. :) I, too, am anti-anti-gay marriage. Although I feel like I just upset both "sides" with my position sometimes.

Glen said...

Concerning your blog:

1) Always, always interesting
2) I agree with your points
3) Please don't wait another year