My blogs are always lighthearted and for the most part, a bit humorous, but today, the subject matter is a bit more thought provoking. My intention is not to offend anyone, just to express my opinion which is something I allow you to do in response, even if you disagree.
My dream for my sons is for them to be good, caring, thoughtful men. To get a good education, fulfilling job, get married and supply me with some grandkids, and to live a long and happy life. I’ll be honest, in my dream, their partners are women, but if they weren’t, my dream for them would not change. Not in the slightest. I can’t express in words how it would hurt me to know if people out there felt that my sons would be less deserving of the rights of other people if they were gay.
In the past few weeks, there have been several letters in the Bridgewater Bulletin and Progress Enterprise, where people were expressing their opinion, which is their right, and stated that gay marriage and allowing two same sex names to appear on their child’s birth certificate is wrong. I strongly disagree which is my right. The writers have stated that this demoralizes marriage and what kind of an example does this set for their children. It is my opinion that heterosexual marriage has not set a really high bar when it comes to marriage. We pretty much demoralized the sanctity of marriage long ago. And as for gay parents not setting a good example, as far as I am concerned, the best example one can possibly set for their kids is one of compassion, love and understanding. Remind me, who exactly is setting the bad example?
I am a Christian, I love my kids and my husband and I think I have very strong family values. I also believe that people who are gay or Lesbian, black or native, overweight or underprivileged, should share all of the same rights as I do. If that makes me immoral, then so be it.