“Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first of which is that if you disagree with someones lifestyle, you must fear or hate them. The second is that to love someone is to agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonesense. ” -Rick Warren
I am going to be the first to admit, this idea of marriage equality really bothers me. But not in a way that most would think that it would, with me being a fairley conservative Christian.
If you take a glance at the above quote from Rick Warren, meditate on it for just a second.
WIth this quote I will give you some food for thought. Have you ever looked at a person, and strictly based on their clothing decided that you did not like them?
Or one step farther. Have you ever looked a person, noticed that they are gay, and decided that they are not like you?
I have one thing to say to and alternative life that may be reading this.
I am sorry.
I am sorry for the way that you have been treated by the Church I love so much.
Marriage equality bothers me in the sense that It exposes the lack of compassion within MY CHURCH.
The one church on Earth that has been shown a level of compassion that is beyond comprehension.
You deserve better than this.
I am ashamed that you feel you cannot be a follower of my God, because you are gay. This is not true.
Matthew 11:28 Says “Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest”.
Key word there is ALL.
Ill say it again. ALL.
To me, this seems pretty universal.
You. Me. Your sister. Your broken cousin. The prostitute down the street. The gay man next to you.
I love you. God loves you.
If you seek Christ, you will find him.
And you will never be turned away.
I pray that my church realizes that they are hurting you, and will come to the point that you are the same.