I need to get my feelings about the recent SCOTUS ruling on same sex marriage out in the open. I am not even going to get into the discussion of whether it is right or wrong but I do want to share my opinion.
I am overjoyed for this ruling I think it was a good step in the right direction for tolerance, not acceptance but tolerance. Many of you don't know this about me but I am an ordained minister and have been since 2011. I personally don't subscribe to a specific religion so when I was ordained I decided that I am going to minister as God does by loving everyone and being tolerant of everyone.
This does not mean I am supporting the lifestyle you are living. For instance there are people in this world that chose to have drugs in their every day life. Do I agree with the lifestyle? No, but I don't shun people for it either. Some people chose to live in a house where they don't have a voice on certain matters when it comes to the relationship between them and their partner, I don't agree with that either but I don't and won't judge someone for doing so. I can disagree with your lifestyle choices and love you just the same.
From a biblical standpoint God is the only love that is ever "unconditional" and come on America if there is one part of the bible to take "Literally" its God's love! I've said this before, there aren't any footnotes, asterisks, parentheses, end notes or anything in the bible when God speaks on Love or any other matter. The bible does not say "Love each other as I have loved you *** Unless they happen to live a lifestyle or do things that you personally don't agree with*** ( Unless they drink) ** Unless they are LGBT** (
Unless they are pretty) *** Unless they allow you to abuse them**** ** Unless they have an addiction(( Unless they don't think I exist) I could go on forever
It just simply says Love each other as I have loved you.
I honestly understand the opponents and the supporters of this issue. I Get it! Change is really hard, its something that certain parts of America do not handle well, but it is what it is. Change can be a wonderful thing, and I encourage you no matter what side of the coin you are on to embrace the changes happening, you don't have to agree with them, you don't have to accept them, but if you can learn to tolerate them I personally believe that things will be better. For those happy about this decision I am happy too but I also realize that there are many who aren't happy its not my job to make them happy but I can help them become tolerant of the changes happening around them by continuing to love them.
I'll say this in closing, I personally love everyone, I don't always agree with the decisions they make in their lives but I am goinna love them anyways. Why? That is what God told me to do and that is what God does for me. Loves me in spite of my questionable or bad decisions I make.
John 13:34 "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another"