My friend BreiAnne shared this video with me this morning. I don't generally approve of the things Obama does, but this really renewed my faith in him. He had no obligation to say anything that he said here, but he did anyway. He does love our country, I know that.
It makes me so sad to think about all those kids who are dead now because of the hatred others show them. It makes no sense. If we think they're wrong about something (be it sexuality or anything else), we shouldn't hate them for a difference in opinion or lifestyle. I don't agree with a lot of things people do, but I don't have to. It's not my life they're living, it's their own.
Being a member of a fairly conservative church gives me a different perspective of the issue than many have. It's so hard. I know that. It's hard when people hate you for being who and what you feel you really are. I know what it's like to struggle through the harsh, ignorant, and spiteful words of others.
But Obama is right. It WILL be better. I really believe that.
My stance on the issue doesn't even matter. Whether I agree or disagree with gay marriage or anything else doesn't matter. SO many friends of mine are gay. My own twin is gay and I love him still. He's still a wonderful person and an amazing friend and I trust him above nearly everyone else. I don't like it when people put him down. His feelings are just as human as anyone else's. When he cries, his tears are water and salt, just like everyone else's. When he laughs or smiles, the world knows his joy, just as they know it when anyone else laughs or smiles.
I want a better world for him and for everyone. We're not all going to agree on everything. It's just not human nature. But does it really matter? Can't we just agree to disagree and get on living our lives in peace?
Why is it that people who are so outspoken against the war in the Middle East are so eager and willing to start a civil war in their own country? People are cut down. Lives are lost. Futures vanish in the blink of an eye.
I don't want any more mothers and fathers to bury their children. I don't want brothers and sisters to feel the emptiness of a lost sibling. Loved ones should be allowed to stay together.
Hypocrisy kills me. I really hate it. I do.
I have a question for all of you.
Let's say being gay is not a sin. For argument's sake. Let's just go with that. But let's say acting on those feelings are.
How is that any worse than the straight man who watches pornography and ends up destroying his family because he can't stay faithful to his wife?
How is it worse than the man who beats his wife? Than the wife who screams at and hits her children?
How is it worse than the liar or the thief that almost all of us have been at one time or another?
If you think it's a sin, fine. Think so.
But just remember. No one hates you for your sins. No one throws it in your face and says you're going to hell for something you don't even recognize as a problem.
So stop. Just stop.
We live in a country that is proud of itself for offering freedom and liberty to all.
You may have a freedom of speech, but also keep in mind that everyone has the freedom to live. Life is a God-given right to EVERYONE. When you push someone to the edge and do things that make them want to kill themselves, you are taking that right away from them. YOU.
People don't commit suicide because everyone loves them.
Just think about it. Think of how many faces you would never know if this hatred continues.
I love my friends. I love my twin. Who wouldn't? They're wonderful and amazing people, each with his or her own story to tell.
Stop hating. Stop teasing and taunting. It doesn't help anyone. It especially doesn't help you.
Grow up. Realize that people are different for a REASON.
Love. Don't hate. Please.
Leave my family alone.