Sunday, June 24, 2012

What Love Looks Like

I'm a follower of the Believe Out Loud Facebook page, a pro LGBT Christian movement, and they shared this cute little picture today that I thought I would share with you guys. Nobody can deny that more people today are for equal rights for LGBT than we were 10 years ago. People try to explain away why this group of Americans can't share in equal rights for several reasons but the loudest of these is that God said so. God also said a lot of other things which either get ignored or explained away as irrelevant to today. But nothing can be more relevant today than equal rights. How can America continue to be a beacon of freedom and equality we want it to be if we withhold certain rights from our own citizens, our neighbors, family and friends? I don't believe in the "gay agenda" any more than I believe in ancient aliens visiting our planet. What I do believe in is Love. Love isn't something which can be explained it must be experienced. I can't understand how some find it so easy to prevent others to take part in this human experience.

Now some are comfortable with LGBT folk in being who they are as long as they're not visible. This and the "love the sinner and not the sin" doesn't cut it in my book. Nobody should have to hide their love, nobody should have to jump through extra hurdles to experience it and enjoy equal benefits of being in a long lasting and loving relationship. As I've said before divorce, abuse, extramarital affairs ARE the real threats to marriage not two loving people wanting to spend the rest of their lives dedicated to one another. It's that simple.


Doug B said...

I agree completely with your list of real threats to marriage. And some of the loudest opponents of same sex marriage are guilty of some (or sometimes all) the things on your list.

Kerry Miller said...

I'm with you there, Eruesso! AND can speak first hand to some of those "real threats" to marriage and family. Ironically (or not) of the four siblings in my (now ex) husband's family, the ONLY successful relationship is between his oldest brother and his gay partner. The boys have been together over 25 years now - and I have seen them support one another and grow together in the way that married couples should. If that isn't love, I don't know what is!

Don said...

Thanks for supporting my son and his partner of over 8 years!

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