Lately I've seen a lot of stuff from some of my more liberal Facebook friends about supporting the gay lifestyle and things that profess it is not a choice to be gay or not. I don't mean a thing or two here or there, I mean these friends are findnig every pro-gay, anti-Christian slogan on the internet, and posting it to Facebook, where I get the joy of reading it. Yes, I could block these messages from appearing on my feed, and I think I probably will, but the whole thing has me thinking.
I do not believe the gay lifestyle to be appropriate in any way. I believe man and woman were created to pair in heterosexual fashion. And I believe those who profess religion to be useless have a lot to learn.
Nevertheless, I hold no ill feelings towards people who live those lifestyles or support those beliefs. I profess to meet everyone where they are and love them regardless of the choices they make. I would treat a gay athiest neighbor no differently than a van-driving, casserole-wielding member of my own church.
My problem comes because I feel discriminated at times for my belief, especially by the pro-gay, anti-Christian community. This feeling comes from seeing those different slogans on Facebook and elsewhere, and knowing that if I expressed my views, briefly described above, in such a public forum, which I probably am doing right now, I would be labeled with some pretty harsh words describing me as an intolerant bigot. I assert that I am not intolerant, nor a bigot, I just have different views. I don't have to love every choice a person makes in order to love the person.