Thursday, May 15, 2008

I love my gay friends.

I don't know where I cross the line and throw my faith out of the window, and I don't want to ruffle feathers, but I love my gay friends. I thought I might make this statement today, as today California made it legal (for now) for gay couples to get married.

I'm not entirely sure where I am on that decision, because I know gay/lesbian couples who are in forever-long term monogamous relationships and actually do good things for their community. I think gay people can be loved by God, can love God, and can do good things. I know that I am against people who hate gay people or who think that they are not deserving of prayers or love or respect because of the choices that they make.

At any rate, I wanted to officially say that no matter what I think or decide about gay marriage and whether or not it should in some form be legal, I do love my gay and lesbian friends dearly. And I really appreciate that they are in committed and loving relationships, and that they are happy.

On the scale of things we should be freaking out about, I rate homosexuality as low in comparison to things like "bombing for peace" or "killing civilians as collateral damage". I'm not sure I am ready for the US to turn into Amsterdam, but actually we are quite a ways a way, morally, and quite different culturally.

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