I use Tumbler as a platform to share photos and moments of my life with friends and family. I very rarely discuss my political views, my personal relationships or beliefs. I leave those discussions for the people I am closest to. I don’t mind those of you who do, I just choose not to. However I feel the need to express my opinion on same-sex marriage.
I was asked today to defend my belief that same- sex marriage should be legal in all 50 states by a student on campus.
I have never been in a situation in which I was told that I could not love someone but I have had to witness friends live in fear. Fearful to express their love. Fearful to be themselves. They fear that their families will not expect them, they fear that their employers will fire them, they fear that their churches will shun them, and they fear that their friends will judge them.
Of course I also have many friends that support same-sex marriage and have supportive friends,families.churches and co-workers but I keep having this recurring event where the topic is brought up and friends, acquaintances and strangers ask me to defend my beliefs.
The boy who ask me to defend my beliefs today ask me “Are you a lesbian?” When I stated that I was not” He responded “Then why am I offending you?”
Everyone is entitled to their own belief I am not trying to convince anyone to change them but just as you are entitle to your belief I think everyone you be entitled to marry the person they love. Our world can always use more love and I believe it is wrong to deny anyone the chance to share their love.
Sadly some of you may disagree or think that I have no right to state my opinion. However just like you I live in this world and I want to someday have children and I want those children to live in world that has more love than hate.
For those of you who read this Thank You for reading my first and probably last Tumbler rant thank you for your time.
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It will be 5 years next month it hasn’t got any less painful yet sometimes I think its more painful because I am starting to forget things and I am afraid that I am going to forget everything i miss you i wish you were here to give me a hug. Im still sorry I wish you were still here to forgive me.
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