Friday, June 26, 2015

Times have changed

This month a landmark event has taken place. In all actuality two landmarks took place. The LGBT citizens of the United States now have the right to marry who they love and their marriage be deemed  legal in all 50 states. The POTUS spoke out reverently on racial divides and outwardly approved the condemnation of a symbol that has continuously terrorized peoples of color. Both of these truths are taking our country into unmarked territory.

To the cynics, it’s time to recognize that we are all one, a human race, whether African American, gay or straight. As a Christian I know one thing, God is still God and His word is true. My opinion on gay marriage is that it is a choice and if one chooses to be gay and to marry then that is their decision. I will respect anyone who has the courage to live the life that they want to live just as I do every day.

The killings at the AME church in Charleston, SC were an event that haunts me still today. Even as Senator Pinckney was laid to rest and President Obama gave his eulogy, I pondered where is this country going? Now that the “last” group of people who felt their rights had been trampled on have their landmark decision made, is that enough? I will have to say it is not. Why, because there will still be atrocities taken out on my people and this country still doesn’t want to deal with that. So congratulations to the LGBT community. The timing was now but it is bittersweet.

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