Therefore the law is ignored and justice is never upheld. For the wicked surround the righteous; therefore justice comes out perverted….
I remember that overcast summer day not too long ago when marriage was redefined by the United States Supreme Court…and considering my background and all the heartache I personally experienced of rejection, abandonment, and being the best friend…the only true friend… to my gay brother back in the late 1970’s through early 2000’s, I actually rejoiced! I felt instant relief! My immediate thought quickly turned to him…what would he think? What would he say? Would he celebrate this long fought “victory”? All while painfully recalling the hatred others exhibited for my brother…. hatred from family…hatred from friends… and hatred from the church. The shroud of secrecy that gripped my family… and severed those who were left behind and barely surviving after a fathers’ adultery and a parents’ divorce… and my brother was constantly having to live in silence under a cloud of continual suspicion and guilt.
“It is finally over”…….I thought.
Since the Supreme Court ruling…I have witnessed and read the fear of fellow Christians and of our great Christian leaders praying from the pulpit… or sermonizing a frightening condition…a feared future of losing our own religious rights… I would defend my position stating, “certainly the newly redefining of marriage would not result in losing our right to orthodox, long held Christian beliefs…That prediction is quite a leap!’ I would question their anxiety….marvel at their uncertainty….feeling safe in my own vindication of what was in my own past….. And refusing to look into the near future and taking into consideration that deep rooted hatred may eventually grow into an even greater disaster…..
This morning, I awoke to find a list of “hate” groups in the United States. This list appeared on CNN and was created by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Scrolling down the list of the well-known hate filled groups in our country….I paused and trembled when I came across the Family Research Institute listed…… (See link below)
“This is only the beginning”….I fear!