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LET ME TRANSLATE THAT

June 28, 2015

So the following was posted by a “friend” on Facebook.  I could not let it stand.  So I thought I would stand in the shoes of my gay friends and translate.

Yes, I am a Christian   TRANSLATION:  You belong to a sect of Christianity which ignores the teaching of Christ. 

I believe the Bible TRANSLATION: You believe in those parts of the Bible that support your beliefs and ignore those that don’t. 

I do not support homosexuality TRANSLATION: You have decided that you should ignore the scientific evidence that people are born gay and believe you somehow have the right to judge people who follow their heart and soul as to who they love.   

Or homosexual marriage  TRANSLATION: You believe that your particular interpretation of Christianity allows you to deny fellow citizens of this democracy the same legal rights you have,  

Yes I still love you TRANSLATION: No you don’t. Love is a verb.  You cannot deny people the same rights you enjoy and say you love them. 

Yes we are still friends  TRANSLATION:  You hope we are still friends so that you don’t have to take responsibility for believing I am less than you.  

No I am not judging you. TRANSLATION:  Now you are just lying.  

No I will not let anyone bully you. TRANSLATION:  You honor a belief system which has caused the death of way to many children of God. You not only let me be bullied you encourage it.  

THEN IT ENDS WITH

But realize that name-calling and stereotyping those of us who stand for what we believe is exactly what you don’t want done to you.  We have a right to speak what we believe, same as you have a right to say what you believe.

NO, WHAT WE DON’T WANT DONE TO US IS BE DENIED BASIC CIVIL RIGHTS.  YOU DO HAVE A RIGHT TO SAY WHAT YOU BELIEVE.  BUT YOU ALSO HAVE TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE CONSEQUENCES OF THOSE WORDS.  THOSE CONSEQUENCES MAY INCLUDE: BEING CALLED A BIGOT.

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