I’m anxious about this week. I’m concerned that no matter what the Supreme Court Justices decide the LGBTQ Community, which includes Susan and me, will have to deal with the backlash. Once again we will be placed in a position of people loving us and hating us all at the same time.
Those of you who are straight and married – imagine every day having to wonder what it would be like to think of the relationship you share with your husband/wife in terms of being taken away from you. Imagine if someone just said – Oh, this marriage – your marriage – it doesn’t count – this love you feel – well – it’s just wrong and you are ruining the values of our Country.
Imagine loving your children more than life itself and doing anything and everything you can to protect them and teach those children values and morals and love of Country only to have the government of said Country tell you that you aren’t “fit” to raise your own children.
Imagine having a loving family/home/life and then having nothing because you said the words: “I’m gay.” Imagine being told you were special and loved and you would always be cared for – only to have that all taken away in the blink of an eye simply because of who you are.
Imagine growing up in a church that taught you to love your neighbor and how Jesus was all about love. Imagine being baptized and taking the classes and being confirmed and singing in choirs from beginners to Senior. Imagine that this was the only church your family every attended and sat in the same pew week after week. Then imagine that same church turning its back on you, making you unwelcome and pretty much throwing you under the Satan bus.
I don’t have to imagine those things – this was my life. This is my life still on some level. Change is coming – for good or for bad – change is coming.
Still – I’d like you to try to imagine these things and then maybe you can understand why I am anxious…
For all of you who do more than you will ever know to support me – I love you all more than I can ever put into words. Thank you.