It’s been a bad week for our relationship.
It started with what was a pretty expected comment from a CEO of a organization that I don’t think surprised either of us. If we talked in person I bet we would both agree that he has the right to say what he said and everyone has the right to eat or not eat at his restaurant.
But then political people on both sides decided to drag us into their fight. First some on the left decided this was a great opportunity to stir some attention for the LGBT community. Then some on the right decided this was a great opportunity to throw red meat to their crowd. I think we both bit at first and got in the fray with the politicians. You know what they say, “never wrestle with a pig, you both get dirty and the pig kind of likes it”. We need to remember that politicians really like to wrestele in the mud. Maybe we should just let them next time.
So, I wanted to let you know a couple of things about how I really feel about you.
1. You are more important to me than a political issue. We love you as someone who God created and loves as his child. I am sorry that many on both sides of this argument treat you like a pawn in their game of political chess. I hope that we can help bridge that gap.
2. I think that if you and I sat down for coffee we could actually find a very good solution to this whole topic. I think that you would respect my opinion that the church should not have to change our standards of what “Marriage” is and I know that I would never want to see your lifestyle be illegal, see you killed or jailed, lose your job, not get to spend the last days with someone you love or be unable to make legal descsions together.
I have a feeling that there is more politics involved in this argument than common sense and people in both of our circles get pulled into that really quickly. Why don’t we make a pact to help people not bite on that?
I know we disagree on a lot, mainly that sex is to be only enjoyed inside a marriage relationship between a man and women, but my hope is that one day we will agree on one important thing. Jesus saves sinners. Sinners like me. Sinners like you. Sinners like the un-married hetrosexual couple having sex that ate chicken together and live together. Sinners like people who waited in line longer this week to prove they support “marriage” than they have spent on dates with theor spouse in the last year.
I am sorry that I and others who agree with me on this issue usually act like your sin is worse than ours. We probably wont agree on the whole “sin” issue anytime soon but I hope that wont allow me to treat you less than human or you me.