Let's get two things straight:
1) I believe everyone has a right to their own voice.
2) That doesn't mean I agree with everything you say.
This is How I Feel...
I know it's offensive to some people, but I'm just going to say it: I don't believe in being gay.
Before you hit that unsubscribe button, please hear me out.
I have nothing against gays as people. I know some wonderful people who happen to be gay. I know others whom I love dearly who do not profess to be gay but have had homosexual relations in the past. My respect for them as people has nothing to do with my belief that being gay is wrong.
Here's what I think:
I think being gay is like having a car with no brakes. Whether you were born with it or the brakes were stolen in your past, I don't know. Maybe you can't help it. Maybe it's your only mode of transportation. OK.
But while everyone around me is trying to convince me that a car without brakes is still perfectly functional and I shouldn't be so closed-minded about it, I just can't accept that idea.
Because I think everyone has a choice, no matter what.
That's the Power of Choice
Don't get me wrong – my car may have brakes, but it has its own problems. Seriously, don't look under that hood!
That's why I can believe one thing, but still respect people who fundamentally disagree with that belief.
Remember I said, 'Everyone should have a voice'?
Yes, I do believe that. Thank you for reading to the bottom of this post and allowing me to voice my opinion.
Now, if my opinions are so stubbornly different from yours, you always have the option to stop following. You don't ever have to listen to my voice.
Either way, I am not offended.
I write about, with, for, and around kids all day. (Well, maybe I do the dishes too. Sometimes.)