I never intended this to be a place for real seriousness. I intended it to be a place where I’d write down silly stories about my kids, maybe the occasional post about my struggles as a parent, but nothing of real gravity.
Tonight, though, as I sit here literally shaking with anger, I turn to this place because I need to vent.
I’ll admit to not being totally up on current events. I didn’t know about the vote in North Carolina until after the fact. I saw some people that I know voice their disagreement with the turn of events in that state through comments or blog posts. I felt sad and disappointed with the world.
Then, today, I saw that the President came out in support of gay marriage. Well, that’s happy news. I mean, you can kind of tell how a politician feels about an issue by the way they vote, and he did repeal DADT, but to have him speak up like this felt encouraging. Restored my faith a little bit.
Tonight I checked in on Facebook. And the first thing I saw was a verse from the Bible, one that was apparently posted to clarify the poster’s stance on homosexuality. (She’s apparently not a fan.) I typed and deleted several responses, and finally just replied with Matthew 7:2, and then unfriended her.
There is so much ugly in this world. So much anger, so much hate. And people are seriously fighting against marriage? How on earth does allowing MORE love to come into the world in a tangible way turn into a bad thing in anyone’s eyes? How? Why do people care so very much? I just don’t understand it.
I am disgusted by people. And yes, my intolerance of people’s intolerance is hypocritical. But my dislike of intolerance isn’t ever going to be anything remotely close to walking all over another person’s right to live their life as a human being, so I can live with it.