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Friday, October 31, 2008

Vote NO on Prop 8 - For the Children

no on prop 8Look my son in the face and tell him he can't marry or have a family.

Four years ago my husband and I adopted a nine-year-old boy. He'd been taken from his biological family when he was three and shuttled through six different foster homes in six years.

The three of us have worked very hard to create our family. Our son has added to our lives in ways we could never have imagined. We love him very much.

This year our son, who is now thirteen, came out to us. Our son is gay. We are fine with this.

The amazing thing about our boy is that he goes to school every day and lives his life true to himself. He's a happy child. He writes poetry. He skips. He's a track star. He excels at algebra. He loves the Stylistics. He has a blinding smile. Most of the kids at his school love him. But some of the boys call him "faggot." Yesterday our usually sunny boy, all five feet four inches of him, came home staring at the ground, visibly upset. Some of the boys at school were taunting him with cries of Yes on 8, the California proposition aimed at eliminating the right to marry for those who want to marry another of the same gender. The boys were punished by the school, but the damage was done.

Who are these followers of Jesus Christ who would tell my son, taken from his family at three, and homeless until he was nine, that he cannot marry and have a family of his own?

Why? What is the defect that renders our son a second class citizen without the rights to love another fully and openly, with the same privileges and protections afforded to others?

Jesus spoke in no uncertain terms about these pious people in Matthew 23.
For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.

But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.
Matthew 23:4, 13-15 KJV
Please vote against Prop 8. Prop 8 does not protect children. Proposition 8 crushes children. It tells some of our children that they are not as good as other children, that they don't deserve marriage and family.

Vote NO on Prop 8

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Anonymous said...

Your blog might be factual. But it's as ignorant as scoping out the crimes that are committed by ONLY black people and then saying all black people are criminals. It's as ignorant as saying gays should not marry. Because, at the end of the day, who are we, or you to judge? There are some Christians that really do try to live in a way that exudes the fact that they are experiencing each day in God's graces. Some don't. Anyone can target ANY group for being hypocritical the way you're writing about Christians in your blog. Even you found a Bible passage that points out the hypocrisy in the hurt your son experienced. It's not God or Jesus Christ or the Bible that are corrupted, its that people, are like you, and only draw from the ENTIRETY of the gospel in ways that will benefit their cause and their voice. Try to have an open mind inasmuch as you are advertising that Christians do not. The content of this blog is heartbreaking. But it only challenges my faith in peoples' limited capacity to comprehend the truth of the Bible in its wholeness, not God. So I would say, if you don't agree, instead of just pointing out that what's wrong, is wrong, is wrong. Do something that can meaningfully facilitate change. Not just point fingers. Because at the end of the day, you (as are we ALL) are not perfect and have been hypocritical. If I mount ALL the times you've EVER been hypocritical and condemned you for your hypocrisy, I could easily advertise you or anyone else as the worst person EVER in existence. But how fundamentally flawed would that be.