read that. seriously. do.
Seriously? Matt and I have already talked about this. Before Keeley was born. Before Brennan was born. We will cover it again if we have another child. Just like schooling, diapering, and everything else. Love, and who you love, is a part of life.
I have gay family members and friends (on facebook now) that are. If you’ve been reading me long enough, you’ll know there’s a few things I can’t tolerate. Hating people for who God made them is pretty much at the top of the list. I didn’t go down a list one day and say, hey, I’ll be straight, not gay, because that would be hard, ya’ll and I’m not cut out for the persecution. Wait, you didn’t pick to be straight (gay) either? You just… KNEW? Hmm. Interesting.
Jesus loves me. Jesus loves you. Jesus loved Lazarus and Mary Magdalene and Osama Bin Laden and he even loves Barack Obama and Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney and all the other politicians on this planet. He loves Ellen and Clinton Kelly all the other crazy hollywood people that are outwardly gay, and even those hiding in the closet. Because Jesus loves us all. Closet, no closet, door half open or shut…. and if you are a Christian and doubt that, please go see your preacher, right away… and if you’re not a Christian and you’re reading this, then welcome, because.. I don’t discriminate against you, either. 😉
While I may not always understand my son’s decisions, all I wish for him is to be happy, healthy, and responsible (get a job and live within his means!!!)
Having one of my children be gay would make no difference in how I view them.
I don’t care one way or the other. I’ve told my son that it makes no difference to me – that I would love him no matter who he loves. He says he’s straight (because kids seem to know pretty early on), but is happy to know that we love him no matter what. He has an uncle who is gay and a great role model for being a good person, so he knows there is nothing WRONG with being gay. He also knows that it is not a choice – God makes people that way.
The Slacker Mom
I love this. Great post- you are right…I never did sit down and decide I was going to be straight. I don’t think Ive ever heard anyone frame it that way but it’s absolutely true!