One of my twins asked me, not long ago, if she could marry a girl someday. Without thinking, I answered her, "Of course. You can marry who you want to marry."
And then I realized that -- technically -- I was wrong. My gut reaction of acceptance is not shared by all. In fact, today I was told by someone who was "saved" that I will be headed to hell when I die because I don't practice Christianity. Furthermore -- according to her -- I will be joining anyone who is gay because while "God loves gay people, he doesn't accept their sin."
Ummmm....wow. What can I even say to that? Turns out I didn't need to think of anything brilliant or articulate and my anger retorted, "You are a misinformed hypocrite and I'm glad not to have to sit in heaven -- if there is one -- with people of your type. I do believe I will be more comfortable in hell, and so bring on the ingredients for smores and other campfire delicacies because, honey, I am so there."
I can only hope that if one of my children does want to marry someone who also happens to be the same-sex, that by then, the majority of people will have come to their senses and discrimination will no longer be allowed towards people involved in same-sex relationships.
Take it away Zach....
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