Sunday, August 19, 2012

I should say this again...

It's been a long time since I've posted on here, and Mom always said if you can't say something nice you should just be quiet.  I think that's been the best policy for me.
Now that the whole Chick-fil-a thing has died down, maybe no one will read this.  But if they do, it might just be me reiterating what I've already said earlier in other social media outlets.  It seems the more "forward thinking" professional Christians have attacked the movement as a bunch of crazy fundamentalists that hate gay people.  I didn't see it that way at all.  I saw it as people protesting against the government of the USA telling them they must agree with all lifestyle choices.  But these FT people are telling them that they hate because they disagree with a lifestyle.  A biblical definition of marriage, from a fundamentalists' perspective, is one that includes only a man and a woman.  How do I know?  I AM one.  All my life, no matter how I try to escape it, that's how I was indoctrinated.  And I don't hate gay people.  I care for them very deeply as I get to know them and work around them and perform in community theatre with them.  But I don't agree that their idea of sexual connecting is compatible with  becoming more like Jesus.  Yes, there are other unhealthy lifestyles and it is not my intent to discuss them here.  This is related to the events of the past month only.
Maybe not a deep flowery discussion of how things should be, but a frank discussion of how they really are.  I disagree with the hatred and closemindedness of some strains of fundamentalism, but it's not all bad.  I'm cool with it being my spiritual foundation.