Monday, January 13, 2014

Love

With all the talk about Utah gay marriage and statements from the church, I'm a little tired.  I think we as Latter-day Saints (and many Christians generally) say, "love the sinner; hate the sin" but then spend so much energy on the second half of the couplet that we don't have strength for the first, which is the more important admonition. It makes me sad. 

I wonder what our Heavenly Father thinks.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

A shocking opinion

I have wanted to post for some time, but life with family and work and church and well... life... has kept me busy. But today something got my goat. It was an opinion piece in the Washington Post by Jonathan Capehart. The overall article about the possible outing of congressman Aaron Schock was fine, but this section bugged me: "Of course, if Schock were gay I would urge him to come out. The closet is a terrible place. It’s a prison that forces you to lock up your true self or compromise yourself in regretable ways. And it’s a thief that robs you of the life you are meant to lead and the person you are meant to lead it with."

As someone in the closet who may or may not come out one day I'm offended that someone presumes to say I'm leading anything other than the life I was meant to lead. I have an amazing family that would beg to differ.