Friday, August 03, 2012

Eat Whatever You Want

I have to rant, and in an effort to keep my Facebook Page rant-free, I will rant here.

I don't care if people marry other people of the same gender.  I have friends in long-term same-sex relationships that are more loving and compassionate than many marriages I've known.  My own marriage was not threatened or weakened because of those relationships.  In fact, my personal relationships are stronger and more meaningful because of the friendships I happen to have with several people who happen to be gay, lesbian and bi. 

I don't care if a business owner spends his profits on a lobby group.  I may care not to spend my money in that business if I don't want my money contributing to that lobby.  I may wish to spend more money in a business if I find that they are spending their profits to support causes that I, too, support.  I applaud people who make choices this way, even if their choices are not the choices I would make.  I admire personal integrity, being true to your own beliefs.

Free market is all about choosing where you spend your money, for a variety of reasons.

Can we please stop hating now?

A country divided cannot stand.

I am proud to live in a country where each of us is free to believe according to our own choices and act upon those, as long as they do not impede another's rights.  We don't need to bully or berate one another when they feel differently from us, do we?  What is the purpose of doing such a thing? 

 Although I am a person with strong personal faith, I will not try to make others follow my own moral code with legislation.  The Government really has no business deciding who can marry whom, IMHO.  They have no business deciding who can have sex with whom other than to protect children and victims of rape and other violent crimes.

All I can do is strive to live life according to what I have been taught; treating others as I would like to be treated.

Remember the phrase "we'll have to agree to disagree"?  That is what we need to do.  We need to AGREE that it is OK to feel differently about an issue.

Do it, or I won't let you have any cookies after naptime.