Before my friends and family freak out over this title, I’m not physically sick. After the decisions made by the Supreme Court this week, I’m sick and scared. I have worried over this decision since it came down. In all honesty, I had no idea that this was even before the Supreme Court. Obviously, the decision I’m talking about is the Supreme Court’s ruling that same-sex marriage will be protected in all 50 states. I haven’t posted anything about this on social media, because I was afraid.
For some who know me, you know that I REALLY don’t like confrontation. I will not actively seek to debate someone, I will not look for a fight. When I am thrust into one, I become anxious, flustered, my heart races, etc. And I really don’t like hurting anyone’s feelings. So for this reason, I didn’t want to offend anyone, I didn’t want to lose any friends, or cause anyone any anguish.
But after reading Bridget’s post “We’re to Blame” on her site Becoming a Godly Wife, I felt compared to speak up. Please, take a moment to read her words, as she has said them better than I could have. (If you scroll down to the bottom of her post, you can read my comment.)
Please hear this, I am not condemning anyone, I don’t hate anyone. I am a sinner, the same as everyone else on the planet. I have had friends who were homosexual. It doesn’t mean that I condone what they are doing, but I don’t condemn them either. That’s not my job. My job is to love the person, to treat them as Christ would, to show them the love of Christ. All I expect is the same respect in return. Yes, there are radical people out there who shout condemnations from pulpits and mountains and street corners. That’s not me, that’s not how I was taught to show the love of Christ. But, I do feel that with this decision, we are headed down a seriously DARK path, and if we don’t speak up, we will be in serious trouble.
So please, take a moment to read Bridget’s post. I know my following is small, but it only takes one person to bring change about. Thanks in advance.