Rob Portman's familiar gay journey
When I came out to my mother in my childhood bedroom after coming home from Minnesota in 1990, she exclaimed, "Don't tell anyone!" When Giuseppe and I took her to Italy to meet his parents in 1994, she shouted, "That's right!" when Giuseppe's mother said in Italian, "They need girlfriends." While my born-again Christian mom had over time come to accept my being gay, something changed last Mothers Day. Four days after President Obama declared his support for same-sex marriage, so did my mother for the first time.
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Since: Dec 08
#1 Mar 18, 2013
I wonder what the relgious beliefs of those who condemn Mr. Portman are? I choose (emphaisis on choose) to forgive him and accept his change of heart at face value even though my upbringing (Jewish) and current belief system (atheist) do not - at least explicitly - contain the moral admonition of forgiveness to enemies. Those critics who claim to be liberal Xtians should remember that their religion does so.
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