I want you to meet someone. Her name is Meredith and she has a husband and two small children. I have read her blog for years and years, even before my ten year old was born I have followed her story. I think its clear that I am a devout Christian that believes in the Bible and TRIES to follow it as best as I can. The funny thing is that Meredith is an atheist (gasp). Shocking Hugh? Well, not really. But I wanted you to meet her because she is such a sweet lady with a very outspoken mind. In all the years I have followed her, not once have I been disrespectful towards how she believes. Sometimes she will ask for her readers opinions and then I will give mine to her but then I continue to read. Its nice to have diversity. You can find her blog here. Its OK to have a different opinion then someone else, even if its about homosexuality.
A lot of comments were left on my last post. Here are a couple I wanted to comment on:
"Perhaps you should do some more researching on nature vs nurture/psychology. Many people who are gay did not CHOSE this lifestyle but were born this way. Just like you would not like someone calling you fat, YOU too were just genetically programmed to be larger and you cant help it. Neither than they." anonomous-
Thank you for your comment whoever you are. Gotta love those anonymous comments. I have yet to find any scientific data that supports the "born gay" theory. I believe it is a choice just like being fat was a choice for me. I know that some people have a higher risk of being fat than others but I believe that I became FAT because I ate to much just like I believe that people are gay by choice. And its OK for you to have a different opinion then me.
"So much judgment from a person who does not want to be judged.
Didn't you put your own baby up for adoption because you expected he would be "brown"? Your kids are on anti-depressants, you feed them horribly unhealthy food, your daughter has suicidal thoughts on a regular basis and lies to you constantly and you're all worried about THE GAYS? Really? So it's OK to be a racist but it's not OK to be gay. Oh my. Perhaps you should try to fix what's going on in your own house before you start judging people who have nothing to do with you (and probably could care less what you think of them anyway." anonomous-
This above comment really makes me laugh. I think I know who this person is because the things she mentioned I have never mentioned on my blog. (Hi Bethany) No I did not give up my son because he was going to be "brown." You obviously don't know me that well. Yes I am sure my children lie to me as I am sure you lied to your parents when you were younger. I am not racist. I am far from it in fact. I'm not sure how I became racist by talking about the gays. I was simply voicing my frustration about how our society thinks.
Lets not loose sight of the fact that I am the one who started a PUBLIC blog and was open and honest about getting pregnant ON PURPOSE after knowing the man for only two months, then deciding that I couldn't take care of my child and giving him up for adoption. I think that I am NOT afraid to be judged. Im so sick of people saying "dont judge me." Im ALLOWED to judge people based on their actions (or fruits), just as you are ALLOWED to judge me by my actions or fruits (fruits of the spirit).
Yesterday was the first day I opened up the comments on my blog and did not moderate them. Anyone and everyone was allowed to post and that is why you see all the nasty comments. I just didn't post them before. Needless to say, I know that I am a screw up. I know that I am a Christian. Guess what? God loves the screw ups. All throughout the Bible He uses people just like me to do amazing things. I have another secret for you...we are all screw ups. The Bible talks about how "our righteousness is like filthy rags." (Isaiah 64:6) What that means is that our best is still nothing better then a dirty rag. We are sinful people by nature. Someone being gay is no different then me over eating. But because we are saved, Gods grace makes us pure inside and worthy to even walk in his presents.
So, even though I am not perfect...well I am perfect....a perfectly good screw up (LOL), I am going to try to teach my kids NOT to be. Does that make sense? But regardless, my kids will mess up and they will lie to me. They will make bad choices and fall down. In the end, I believe they are going to make wonderful adults. I believe they are all sewing their wild seeds early. I cant wait to see what they become!
I'm so thankful for all the comments left on my last post. Don't you love the internet? You are free to come and go as you please. You are free to voice your opinion on your own blog or someone else's. You are free to be close minded or opened. We are free to love or to tear down. I think Ive seen a little bit of it all today.