|photo by Charles Tilford / flckr|
Seems like only yesterday that gays (and many others) have been infuriated by the florists, wedding planners, cake bakers etc. who refuse to deal with gay weddings because of their "religious beliefs." They call their stance religious freedom--which sounds strange to me. Until everybody is free--nobody is really free.
Wouldn't it better for those Christian folk who deal in the wedding business to say to gays who want to get married--"I really don't believe in your cause--but since you have decided to do this I am going to do all I can to make this as meaningful an occasion as possible for you." Wouldn't that be a better stance and witness to the faith--than folding one's arms and pursing one's lips in judgment. Everybody loses when this occurs.
Which brings me to my second rant. Aren't the gays that protest Ted Cruz' visit just as guilty in wanting to deny him this place to speak? Wouldn't it be much better to open the hotel doors, sit around the table and have some kind of dialogue or conversation. I am no fan of Ted Cruz (understatement) but if all we do is turn our backs on the opposing side--nobody gains anything. Maybe Mr. Cruz would learn that gays are real live human beings just like everybody else.And just maybe gays might be able to see under the crust of all Cruz' pontificating, he too is a member of the club called the human family.
The rainbow does not discriminate. It hovers over everything--and that hope should touch us all.
--Roger Lovette / rogerlovette.blogspot.com