I don’t know how many of you live in North Carolina. Maybe you live in California.
I don’t know if you’re liberal or conservative or Christian or agnostic. I don’t know whether you put signs in your front yard or prefer to keep quiet about political opinions.
I don’t usually talk about politics or religious theories because I never feel like I know enough . If you’ve been reading here for awhile, it should not come as a shock to you that I am a registered Republican. You know that I am a Christian, a Jesus-lover that also adores wine & a properly placed curse word. I’m still growing up in my faith & political beliefs, know that they are firming & changing as I experience more of life. But I do believe in love & equality & fairness of citizenship.
Today, North Carolina citizens will vote for or against an amendment to our consitution which will state that one man & one woman form the only legally recognized union in North Carolina.
When I see signs in yards that state “Another family FOR Amendment One!” I wonder if they feel this way because of a religious belief? If it is solely based upon religious belief, how would they feel if the tables were reversed & the government forced an Islamic or Jewish or Hindu belief upon citizens? Do they recognize it as prejudice & hate against a group of people? What is so terrifying about gay marriage when there are children dying of starvation & young men being murdered for race & Britney Spears marries in a Vegas chapel for a few hours?
I believe in Jesus.
I do not believe the government should be ruled by religious agendas.
I believe that the greatest commandment Jesus gave was to love.
I do not believe that the people voting for this amendment in the name of Jesus are exemplifying the love & grace He asks His followers to show.
I will be voting AGAINST Amendment One.