Right when you were just starting to lose all hope that tolerant, loving Christians would speak up…
Spotted on HRC North Carolina’s Facebook Page in response to the passage of an amendment barring equal rights to gay couples:
“MissionGathering Christian Church IS SORRY for the narrow-minded, judgmental, deceptive, manipulative actions of those who took away the rights and equality of so many in the name of GOD.
Our Hearts are with you all. Christianity for all.”
Well done, Mission Gathering Christian Church. I might only suggest that instead of “Christianity for all” they probably meant “Christian love for all” — I’m just a wee bit touchy about anything remotely suggesting “one religion” for the United States thing right now. But we take the best of what is offered and amplify the love.
Open hearts, equal rights.
I was taught that a Christian does not wear a cross to announce themselves, but is known by their actions. This sign speaks to the values of Christianity that most of us are familiar with, instead of the ugly, divisive, and angry rhetoric of the political fundamentalists.
I personally can’t even understand why anyone would care who marries someone else, but taken from the Right’s argument, I don’t understand who they think they are to judge others in the name of God. It’s obscene, frankly, especially given their own behavior.
When the Republicans stop cheating on their wives and having sex in bathroom stalls, maybe then they can start judging others. Until then, they are only making a foolish spectacle of themselves and a mockery of their alleged faith.
Anyone who is concerned with the state of “traditional marriage” should go work on their own marriage. That is their right, and it’s a right that everyone should have, traditional or not.
HRC describes its organization as: We are a diverse group of volunteers working to bring the mission of HRC to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender and straight-supportive people in North Carolina.
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