Of course, with the SCOTUS ruling, comes the "Bible Thumpers." Relax! I am one myself. I tout the Bible to anyone that will listen. I preach love, understanding, forgiveness, acceptance, kindness, and truth. But being on social media, there is always an opinion and a lot of links to prove a point. So it upset me yesterday when a link was posted to "prove by the Bible" that gays can not only not marry, but as near as I can tell, not exist and will burn in hell! To this I will hit the unfriend button every time.
I have lived and worked along side some of the sweetest people in the world who happen to be gay. 30 years ago, when I took up this banner, I knew there would be no turning back. And I haven't. My God made my gay friends just exactly as they are. My God does not make mistakes. The Old Testament is full of all kinds of things you can not do. You can not eat shell fish, nor the cloven hoof, and if your brother dies without leaving any children you have to marry his wife and carry on his seed. But that is the Old Testament. All things are now new.
I was a care giver through the height of the AIDS epidemic and still volunteer with Southern Colorado AIDS Project (although it has a different name now). I was there when the Privacy Act was being implemented. I was there to hold frail bodies as they left this world. I was there when they thought AIDS could be caught by touching. I was there as a shoulder to lean on or as a whipping post for someone lashing out at mans inhumanity to man. I was there when the medicines were being introduced that have now changed the death sentence of AIDS to a manageble condition. And through it all, the one group we could always count on for support of a financial nature or a shoulder to lean on when we were tired was the gay community.
The gay community that was called names because they were different. Because a woman loved a woman or a man loved a man. Hated in the name of love! Does that sound like a Godly person to you? "Judge not lest ye be the judge." I am proud to be who I am, a straight woman with a whole lot of gay friends. I am proud to set beside my gay friend in church because I know if I need something, he will be there!
So today I will go worship my God. My God who accepts me as I am. My God who loves all people and I will thank the Surpreme Court Of The United States for being unbiased and showing me that , yes there is justice in this world and right does sometimes win.