I’m gonna be short about this…but I just wanted to write something small about something that has made me very sad in the past few weeks…
The “yes” vote made me so sad….that I think about it at least once a day. …. I’m not going to get deep into this…..I’m not going to try and explain why I feel the way I do…and I don’t feel like it’s necessary for anyone to try and make me feel guilty or question my faith. All I will say is that God knows my heart and he holds me accountable.
So, this is really personal to me on a lot of levels. I know that what I will say is something that some people in my extended family may hold against me, but I don’t really care.
All I can think about are all the people who finally got to be married….and now their marriage is considered “void.” Am I right about that???? I’m not sure…but I felt heartbroken in so many ways thinking about this.
Look…I’ve taken government classes…I’m not entirely ignorant. And now I am glad Texas required all those gov classes, because I have pretty good understanding of what is constitutional and what is unconstitutional. Denying marriage to gay and lesbian couples? Definitely unconstitutional.
I really do believe in separation of church and state…its definitely a reason why our country is so great! I realize that religion played the factor in the “yes” vote, of course, but I guess what I don’t understand is all the hatred I have felt coming from these Christians! All the judgmental comments….the boycotting….
that’s not something I want to teach my son…that we should love everyone, unless their gay or lesbian and in that case we should cast them aside and treat them less than human! Didn’t God call on us to show HIS love to everyone??
In my last bible study, we talked about how God wants us to live peacefully with our neighbors, and to love them…not to pretend to love them, but really love them. Thats my goal…thats my plan in life…the only thing in my life that is concrete!
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You are definately on the right track. I think that Jesus Christ would commend you for being mature and strong enough to teach lil tiny the right way: First of all, to love the Lord with all your heart, mind and strength and to love your neighbor as yourself and this is written in Deuteronomy. Rightly did Jesus say that he did not come to abolish the law but to fulfill it.
When Jesus came to the world to call men to salvation he spoke many parables: The woman at the well wherein he said to the woman with five husbands (the 5th one being common law) “Go and sin no more”; The woman caught in adultery wherein Jesus said “Let him without sin cast the first stone”, said woman brought forth according to the law prescribed by Moses); The parable of the good Samaritan wherein the Levite (of all people–a RELIGEOUS LEADER) walked past the crime victim laying along the road and left for dead while the Good Samaritan 'loaded him on his own ass, brought him to an inn, paid with his own money and left instructions for his care, also to be paid by himself (The Samaritans were considered Trash in those days). With such parables Jesus rebuked the Pharisees, Saducees and Hypocrites; i.e., Washing the outside of the cup (Being RELIGIOUS) instead of cleaning the inside of the dish (Our own inner struggles of hatred, adulteries, etc.). Jesus even told them “The Tax Collectors and Sinners (even prostitutes) go into the kingdom BEFORE you! Finally, when I was reading Isaiah 65, particularly verse 5, it talks about the “Holier Than Thou” attitude of “keep away from me – I'm Too Sacred for you”! I love what it says next: “These things enkindle my wrath, firee that burns all the day.
So, Jesus truly did not come to condemn the world but to save it. Even Paul wrote that one is not a Jew outwardly by the circumcision of the flesh but inwardly, by the circumcision of the heart spoken of by Jeremiah the prophet.
I can't see anyone in the fam being upset about this!
extended fam, silly….meaning inlaws