Not long ago,my family and I went to a commitment ceremony for two friends,Ingrid & Pam. we have known them for20 years and were delighted to be a part of their celebration.
the odd part about it was that it was not in the least odd.It was beautiful,sentimental & traditional,just like every other wedding. We cried & laughed.
several days later ,I got a call from my daughter's 8th grade social studies teacher. she went on to describe to me how during a class discussion of gay marriage, Caitlin had become so upset ,she had to leave the room. A classmate & she were arguing about it & the teacher had told Caitlin not to get agitated,that it was just a hypothetical discussion.
"NO!Caitlin had sobbed,"It 's not at all hypothetical,You're talking about real people, you're talking about my friends,you're talking about Ingrid , who does magic tricks and Pam , who told me stories when I was scared at night when i was little. They are real & they love each other just like my mom & dad do and you're talking about them like there's something wrong with them!"
I am guessing where this conversation might be going & starting to bristle a bit when the teacher said"Iam sorry she was so hurt,but maybe it was a good thing. I know she made me think about some of my views."
I have had way too much of the religous wrong throwing the bible in my face . I can't quote it chapter and verse like they do because I do read other books, but isn't there something in the good book about "and a little child shall lead them?"