In case you missed it, have been under a rock or otherwise preoccupied, on Wednesday, President Obama became the first in-office President to support same-sex marriage. As “Gina” would say, “you betta go BOY!!!!”
Now, was this political posturing, a heart-felt admission, a combination of both? I don’t know, but whatever, it was brave…and it was time. I haven’t followed the inevitable chaotic reaction that followed, but I hear that the opinions are extreme. As my 15 year-old daughter said yesterday during our morning commute, “who cares, let people live their lives. Why do church people think they get to judge others?” So there you have it folks.
I think we all can relate to the “evolution” that Obama spoke about. I have had many of my own during my life’s journey and will surely have many more. I can think back to a time when I was young and close-minded on this very topic. It took me growing up, seeing the world and forming my own opinions for them to actually change.
I am hopeful that the “angry people” do not blindly make decisions in November that will send this country in the wrong direction. Life is tough enough and we don’t need to encourage ignorance. Lord knows I’ve experienced my fair share.