Hi Anne;<quoted text>
I didn't take it as being rude nor do I mind answering your question.
First I must correct you on something...I no longer am a part of the Christian faith.
Despite what some might think my stance on equality did not stem from my son being gay. That belief was a part of me long before he came in to my life. I also walked away from that faith long before I knew that he was gay. There is no correlation between the two.
I grew up seeing both sides of Christianity...the good...and the bad. It was always a constant conflict with me I think...the two sides just did not mesh. How could the God that I believed in...burn someone because they were different.
There is this childhood song that I learned...
If you don't go to Sunday School,you'll grow up to be bad
If you don't go to Sunday School you'll surely wish you had
If you hope some day to see the Lord,then you better start today
For those who miss the Sunday School,are on the downward way
Yet I knew so many good people that never went to Sunday school.
I lived in an area that when I look back...was racist and bigoted. It still is...I see it now...I just didn't then. It never dawned on me to against someone because they did not believe, look or act like me.
I don't know...to make a long story short...I always seemed to migrate to those that were shunned...simply because they were different.
Today I look at the above little song...one that I sang as a child...and wonder...
A comment was made to me last night...why couldn't I just post what I was grateful for (or something such as that). Okay...here goes.
If there is a God...I am grateful that he gave me my son. I am grateful that he was born to a mother that won't turn her back on him...a mother that accepts him for who he is.
I consider my son a gift from God...one that I promised to love and take of...that promise was not based on whether he was gay or straight.
I not come in on this post to judge or comdemn.I come only to share this with you and that is all.
Where do man's and God's judging differ
In the Bible is a verse that reads like this;For the Lord seeth not as man seeth;for man looketh on the outward appearance but the Lord looketh on the heart.1 Sammuel 16:7
Also in the Bible is another verse that reads like this;Ye are they which justify yourselves before men;but God knoweth your heart;for that which is highly esteemed among men is abominatioon in the sight of God. Luke 16:15
For you see we are all children of God bought at a very high price.
No matter our walk of life here on earth.Please keep in mind I only sharing is all with you much like you share the tear in the bottle with me.God bless no matter what your beliefs are.