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the whole gay marriage stuff.

if you are an avid facebook user, or even got in the internet at all for that matter yesterday, you probably saw nothing shy of red equal signs, arguing, and contention everywhere. lately, i can't help but think, "where do i stand?" this post is not to offend anyone. this post is not to create controversy either. 

here's the thing. i believe in traditional marriage. marriage between man & a woman. i don't believe people who are attracted to the same sex have "something that went wrong with their brain." people are constantly saying that around me. i personally know people who genuinely have that attraction. i believe that if we have an opportunity to teach someone about our beliefs and have them benefit from the good, it is a great thing! i do not believe arguing over what is right & what is wrong is going to change anything. for an example: those red equal signs? i got texts from people saying, "put this as your profile picture."  what is that going to do?

i feel like just because you believe in something, it doesn't mean you should shove it down others throats. stand up for what you believe, no doubt! but why argue? why cause more? why not believe in what you believe & let others do the same? work on yourself & how you are going to be a better person, not everyone else. teach what you know to be true, yes. but don't argue. i was talking to mr. schroeder about it last night & he seems solid in all of his beliefs. he believes there's always a time to stand up for it. to teach about it. in the right ways. but what is posting a photo on facebook going to do? all it did yesterday was cause drama all over my feed. true story.

i recently saw this girl's post explaining that if you don't go to church & believe in God, you are going to hell. well, that's not what i believe. i believe everyone will be judged, yes. and i believe everyone will get their chance to be righteous. but i don't even believe it's our place to say that. if you believe that, believe it for yourself. catching my drift?

i am a christian. who believes in traditional marriage. but also believes God loves everyone. gay or not.



24 comments

  1. LOVE this! So very true! I don't think anyone should shove their beliefs down peoples throats, but I do feel you should believe in what you want to. I totally agree with all your thoughts! I am tired of the arguing and blaming on this topic!
    XOXO
    dani
    http://www.lovmedanimarie.com

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  2. This is such a good post! I don't think you could have said it better!!

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  3. this is the greatest. this is perfectly said. perfectly written.
    xo
    lauratnelson.blogspot.com

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  4. This is such a great post, lady!!! So well put! Love it!

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  5. Such a great post, lady!!! Very well put! Love it!!!

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  6. Amazing post. took the words out of my mouth!!!
    XO
    E

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  7. You know you and I differ on this, so I'm not going to argue with you right now. But I do know is this much: If you couldn't marry Mr. Schroeder, you'd be putting up quite the fight. Just like if you still weren't able to vote, you'd put up a fight. It wouldn't be you shoving your beliefs down people's throats, it'd be you standing up for yourself and your civil rights. It's not about believing in church attendance or not, something that is crazy personal, and doesn't need to be "shoved down people's throats" -- but about everyone having the right to go to church or not. Does that make sense?

    Believe what you want, by all means, but please realize that this isn't just about gay people shoving their beliefs down your throat. It's about them standing up for their civil rights, something that has happened for years and years in this country, and something that this country almost always benefits from -- in order to be a more perfect union.

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    1. Samm, I appreciate your comment! I never meant that these people are shoving their beliefs down people's throats. What I meant was that I am not like that. I don't get on here & tell gay people I hate them & what they're doing is wrong. Not the other way around -- I wasn't saying that they are shoving their beliefs down people's throats. It was all on my side.

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    2. PTL -- I was worried!! Lol

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  8. Great post. It's just like when everyone was talking about KONY and buying bracelets for it. There is so much more to these issues that simply cannot be solved or changed over facebook and twitter. Back in the day, people actually took stands and marched and educated themselves about issues without the soapboxes (social media accounts) in use today.

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  9. Wonderful post. I loved it. And, I agree with Eryka. Same words coming out of my mouth.
    ♥ God bless.

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  10. You stated this perfectly. Thanks for sharing. I love what you said.

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  11. Thank you! I'm so tired of the arguments. It does no one any good. Each person is individually loved of God and we are called to do the same. "Love thy neighbor as thyself." Sound familiar people?

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  12. I love this, you wrote it perfectly. No matter your opinion it should stay your opinion. Don't judge someone for having different opinions because it's not our place to judge. We'll all be judged one day but by our creator and not by one another.

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  13. I have a post about people playing Deputy Jesus for tomorrow...can't wait to see what you think :) I love your thoughts :)

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  14. very well said and so refreshing after all the hatred i've seen thrown back and forth when it comes to this topic. thanks so much for sharing. truly a breath of fresh air!

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  15. I agree! I'm so tired of everyone putting hateful things online, it's completely unnecessary. It just irritates me that people have been lashing out more at gays than ridiculous court cases such as Casey Anthony and this Jodi Arias trial. There are so many things that the American people should be concerned with in the court system than dictating how others live their life when they aren't out murdering or hurting other people. Well said!!

    abrinkadventure.blogspot.com

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  16. I think all this and everyone hashing it out with each other is NUTS! I'm so glad you aren't doing so!
    Cute blog, btw. Just stumbled upon it! :)

    www.candicessmalladventures.blogspot.com

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  17. Perfect. And that's all that needs to be said :) <3

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  18. amen!! i agree! you said it perfectly!

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  19. Agreed. agreed. agreed.!! perfectly said.

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  20. I so full heartily agree. God loves everyone, gay or not.

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  21. I totally get what you are saying. I am so happy so many people are behind eachother in this struggle. Of course I too believe in marriage between a man and a woman, because I am a woman married to a man. However, I find it non of my business to tell two gay people they shouldnt be married. If people love eachother then by all means. But yes a lot of things going around are shoved down peoples throats. I am not standing on a pedastal or anything but there seems to be a double standard no days. If a christian person is fighting for their beliefs, they are seen as mean and hateful, but if an athiest is fighting for something they are seen as courageous and strong. For example when athiests took prayer out of school. If you dont believe in it or dont want to ok dont, but dont ruin it for the rest of us who find comfort in prayer in school...it comes down to dont judge me for my beliefs and I shouldnt judge you for yours. We all just need to respect peoples opinions. And I agree whole heartedly with you on this. I was raised lds my whole life, I love it. I feel conflicted in the gay marriage thing. I dont really care who gets married. But I am a woman married to a man and thats my belief. I am not saying gay marriage is wrong at all. It is all really confusing...

    www.nightchayde.blogspot.com

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