- 8 years ago
- Wedding: March 2010
Ok, I’m not trying to get into a public discussion of this whole issue again but the other day I posted on facebook: “Gay people not being allowed in the military is like saying people who are of a different culture or race are not allowed. Discrimination much?” My uncle then decided he needed to get the Bible out and start giving his views on how all gays won’t go to heaven. On of my Bridesmaid or Best Man (which is my brothers GF) jumped in and even my aunt. I was thinking about not saying anything until someone who is in our family who is gay said that she was upset with how my uncle was behaving.
I kinda knew my uncle was going to comment, but I didn’t know he was going to take it this far. What a dbag. I mean, if you want to say something to me back, email me, don’t put it on facebook. I finally put in my two cents. It went something like this:
If God loves everyone, even those who do not behave exactly as he wishes (whether that be because of religion, culture, sexual orientation, or actions), then in the same way shouldn’t we? This does not mean we have to be best buddies with someone with whom we do not agree with, but we should have the common decency to be able to act human around them. Some of the best friendships in life come from unexpected sources.
Who are we to judge like God can? The definition of judge is: “1. To form an opinion or estimation of after careful consideration:” So yes, whether or not you intend to, you are judging people who are different then you are, solely because they are different. Reverse the tables, and think about how you would feel. I did not post this thought maliciously, I was only stating my opinion on the bill, but then everyone felt the need to jump in and judge those around them, for being different. It has gotten out of hand. Whether or not you agree with that lifestyle, is something entirely different. I was just making a point; let’s all just grow up a little. Do you laugh if someone walks in the room wearing a head-veil simply because they look different and because you know you don’t agree with their religion?
What I’m ultimately trying to say here is that yes, maybe you don’t agree with what I posted. Fine. But I’m trying to make a point. Those with whom you do not agree are human too. They have feelings. And for you to sit there and point fingers at them is ridiculous. I understand your desire to save, but when it comes down to it, maybe if you were better friends with someone before telling them off your point would be able to be better heard.
Anyways, that’s my two cents and I’m sticking to it.”
Gah my family is so immature.