For those who may not have noticed, I am quite a bleeding-heart liberal. Contrary to what my conservative friends believe, I come by these liberal leanings because of my deep Christian faith. I am continually surprised at the attitudes of my more fundamentalist friends. I cannot believe that we take such differing views by reading the same scriptures.
Quite simply, my faith tells me to love my God and to love all people. It’s just that simple. Love all people. Care for all people, especially those who are marginalized by society. That’s it.
My home state has taken a drastically conservative turn and has given me little to be proud of lately. Michigan is the home of the “rape insurance” law (a name I dislike greatly, but it gets the point across), the seemingly unconstitutional Emergency Financial Manager position which literally takes away people’s right to have a say in running their own government, and the EAA–a terrible idea launched in the name of educational reform. Whenever I turn on the news, I just shake my head in disbelief over what my state has become.
But a federal judge has given us some hope, a reason to be proud. Our state constitution’s ban on gay marriage has been overturned! No marriage licenses have been issued yet, but the clerk’s offices are standing ready. Some political finagling over the weekend may put a stay on this, but I remain hopeful that some of my dearest friends and family members may soon be inviting me to their weddings!
And some kick-ass parties those are going to be!