sorry ya’ll, today i’m going to get up on my soapbox. if you are looking for a giggle or a sniffle, today isn’t the day for it.
below are the seven principles that are the foundation of the unitarian religion.
- The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
- Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
- Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
- A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
- The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
- The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
- Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
it is the design of these principles to aid followers in finding the ways that we are a like. when faced with our differences, these principles help us to find an understanding. understanding doesn’t always mean acceptance. sometimes it just means acknowledging that we have differences and that we owe it to each other to let people be themselves. yet, sometimes when you open yourself to another way of thinking, you may gain a deeper understanding of yourself.
where am i going with this?
my god doesn’t dictate with whom i am “allowed” to fall in love. i consider myself extremely lucky that stubby hubs hunk and i don’t share a gender, because ours is an easier love to share with the world. but, if he were a woman or i a man, i would love him all the same. there has been a lot of talk that marriage should be between one man and one woman. for the hate mongering folks that believe that homosexuals are disease spreading mongrels, i would think you would be happy to have them living in monogamy. for those of you who don’t have a problem with the “gays”, but don’t think that they should anjoy the same legal honoring of their union that stubs and i share, here’s my argument.
my friends that love a person that has the same pronoun as they do, in most cases, have had to hide who they are from someone. i’m not talking about public displays of affection. i’m talking about how they refer to their partner in public. or, whether they can talk about who it is that they are dating with their family. it’s not easy and it’s not a choice, so when they find they’re soulmate, they deserve the same rights and protections that the law provides for we heteros.
there’s is an argument that same sex marriage will destroy the family. seems to me that heteros are doing a pretty good job of raising entitled, self-serving, bigoted assholes all on our own. many gay couples foster, adopt, and love children that have been thrown away by heterosexuals. i would argue that they are doing their best to save our next generation. they are raising their children to smile in the face of adversity. that love knows no color, gender, or ideology.
my god is one of love and acceptance. it’s not always an easy road. i don’t agree with all human kind, but i do acknowledge their right to live their life in equality and in peace.
i believe that variety is the spice of life. but i understand that not all people like their life to be quite as spicy as i do. that’s the great thing about living in a free country with free will. if you don’t like what you are seeing, change the channel.
yet, be mindful that obscuring your view of that channel doesn’t deny it’s existence.
thanks for listening and i’m cool if we don’t agree on this point, but hopefully you can see where i am coming from,