You can’t express an opinion and not expect to hear from dissenters – and that’s fine. I have no problem with differing opinions and enjoy a lively debate. What I can’t stand, though, is hypocrisy. And I’m getting an earful after my post yesterday.
A person cannot spout epithets of love thy neighbor and do unto others and all equal in God’s eye (or Jesus’ eye) and in the same breath denounce the lifestyle of thousands (perhaps millions) of people and deny them happiness in the form of love and marriage, if they so choose.
This, my friends, is the proverbial rotten apple that has ruined the cider. I have a great many friends and relatives that believe in God / the Bible / etc. It’s ok to disagree – heck, I’m very much against facial tattoos, but that doesn’t give me the right to tell someone their soul is in danger of eternal damnation if they get one. Empathy, logical thought, and love for our fellow man should guide our hearts and actions.
Despite what a few dissenters have said, I am a moral person. I believe in helping others, being kind, education, and fairness. I do believe in loving thy neighbor (unless they have proven to be undeserving by repeated acts) and I don’t wish harm on another human being (child molestors, murderers, and the like excepted). I don’t believe we have the right to tell another person how to live their life or what to do with their body. And I will never understand or support hypocrisy, or how a person’s actions can conflict so with their words.