“Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don’t have to compromise convictions to be compassionate."
Because of her beliefs, Prop. 8 and marriage equality is something she can't wrap her head around. I get it. And I truly appreciate her way of stating it. It isn't mean. It isn't degrading. It is HER belief system, and if I am going to write about love and acceptance, I need to love and accept her way of thinking.
I know. That's heady stuff. Especially in light of my blog post yesterday; I don't think I was on a rant. I was just stating my position. That's the beauty of a blog. You can do that sort of stuff.
If you are FB friends with me, yesterday, I wallpapered my wall with equal signs and notes about marriage equality. I didn't post anything offensive and I certainly don't shun those who don't think the way I do. These past two days are a walk in the park on FB compared to the political rants that happened pre-election, and in some cases, post election.
I am still firmly on the side of LOVE. And so, although I will never agree on all issues with everyone about everything, I do believe in love. And kindness. And mutual respect. If we just keep planting seeds of love we WILL grow a community of compassion and tolerance and amazingness.
Plant some love today, will you? It will make YOU happier.