Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The US Supreme Court is currently hearing a cases on the very important issue of marriage equality. Everyone seems to have some opinion on the subject. I don't intend to offend anyone, but personally I think marriage is a right that should not be denied to anyone, and that I don't have the right to judge. That is my personal opinion. I know plenty of loveless marriage between a man and a woman and plenty of very loving same sex couples who would love to be married. I have shared my support not only to my friends in person, but also on my facebook, which brings me to my venting.
I know that everyone does not share my opinion, but there is no reason to be nasty and mean about. I am sharing my opinion and my support. You are allowed to your opinion, but you should not be attacking me personally because I disagree with you. I have privately removed myself from conversations when I realized that others don't share my opinion and continuing the conversation would only lead to hurt feelings and such. I have ignored messages and comments on facebook that have differed from my opinion. But today I came home to a message on facebook from a family member (why I am venting here and not facebook) that attacked me, my husband and my father as horrible people and horrible Christians. I really respected this family member and was deeply hurt by there comments. When I tried to contacting them to explain things, I was meet with a "you need to go to church and pray for your soul". So now after a good cry and I am angry. Who are you to judge? Who are you to decide what is right and what is wrong, what makes a good christian and what makes a bad christian? I am not regular church goer, but I believe Jesus was the one that told us to turn the other cheek. And I am pretty sure I do remember more than once hearing "do onto others as you would have done to you'. I believe we all have things we will to answer for to some point, but to God not to you.
I am done venting now, and I feel better getting it out.
So as this important issue gets debated, remember everyone has their opinion, but it still doesn't give you the right to mean and hurtful to others (especially those that love and respect you)!