I am under no illusion that this post is controversial. I try very hard to avoid controversy. I don't like drama, but sometimes I speak out. Now is one of those times.
I'm pretty sure you all know I'm a Christian. I spend a great deal of time working to live similar to how Jesus lived on this Earth, demonstrating love, compassion, and sharing truth. Jesus rarely showed anger (there was the one time in the temple). He showed love and truth. He corrected with truth and love. I am far from being just like Jesus, but I try.
In light of Don Cathy's, owner of Chick-fil-a (CFA), statement regarding not support gay marriage, I've read so many things that slap my Jesus, my God, and other Christians in the face. I have a problem with that. Just as I would have a problem with someone spreading non-truths about my friends or family.
Honestly, I don't care if you are a customer of Chick-fil-a or not. We are. We love Chick-fil-a, but I don't care if you do. It's not about supporting a business or not supporting. It's about truth.
I am a believer that the Bible is true. The whole entire Bible. Not just the parts I want to be true. There are times I discover new truths in the Bible and it has me adjusting the way I think and the way I conduct myself. Since I believe the entire Bible is true, I do not feel like I get to pick and choose what I want to follow. Hence, I am the one who changes. Not the Bible.
There are a lot of misconceptions about people who follow Christ, mainly because there are a few crazies that call themselves 'christians', and don't live the Christian life. I am by NO means perfect, but I do try to live what I believe. As far as gay marriage, I believe it's wrong, just as I believe cheating on your spouse (physically or emotionally) is wrong.
I know many gay/lesbian people. Do I hate them? Not at all. I know many people who have cheated on their spouses. Do I hate them? Not at all. Both groups of people made their choices (yes, I believe in both cases you choose to do what your flesh wants). I love both groups of people as individuals, but I hate the sin. Love the sinner, hate the sin. There is such a love. I promise. Others would like to classify me as a judgemental hater, and there is little I can do to change their mind. I'm okay with that. I'll just continue to try and live as closely as how Christ lived, and let that be my action to show others. After all, talk is cheap.
Now that I've given you my Biblical stance on marriage, I want to talk about Ellen. Is she a lesbian? Yep. Do I boycott her show? Nope. In fact, I find her show very entertaining. My sister-in-law (also containing the exact same beliefs as me) and I dream of going to one of her live shows. It's on our bucket list. There are many things I love about Ellen. I love her giving spirit. She has blessed and continues to bless a lot of people and organizations in need. I may not agree with her lifestyle, but I don't hate her. I don't hate her show.
And now, my controversial post is over. Whew! I welcome any comments you have on this matter, but they must be respectful. If not, I will delete them, because I am the author of this blog and what I say goes. Ahhh, I just love power!!!! ;)