It has taken a few days. My brain cells have finally coalesced around the fact that we are now a better, truer and more inclusive nation. It has been a good week!
Gay marriage is now just 'marriage'. About damn time.
Here's the thing. A person can't choose what chemical/biological make-up they are. I'd love to be able to choose not to have my receding hairline. It's genes. Chemistry and biology. Simple.
Where it gets complicated is biblical marriage vs. marriage law. They are two different things. Every person alive has my utmost respect for their faith - and I won't argue it with them. I will not disrespect someone's religious beliefs. Our beliefs are who we are based on how we were raised and all of what we've discovered on our life paths. We take it all in and then decide what rings true.
ACA. About damn time. It's not perfect. But it's the direction we need to be going. Factcheck.org
The rebel flag. Gimme a break. I've got nothing against defending your heritage, but get your facts straight. It does represent racism. Just look up Strom Thurmond in 1948. It's not about it being just a battle flag in the war. It's about what it became. It's complicated.
Just one guy's belief. I'm going to just work on being human.
Mad respect to all of the passionate people out there whichever side of the fence you reside.