or i'm afraid of everything.
our visit teaching message this month was on gender roles and it really made me do some considering of prop 8
I completely understand your "short comment turning into full post" predicament. I wanted this comment to include a simple statement of my own, but it keeps twisting, turning, and growing in my head... so I'll just say I appreciate your post and think it is a good line of thought.
Very good post Josh. I feel exactly the same way in the separation of church and state. As an example I am very against Abstinence-only sex education for society, yet I will teach my children to abstain until marriage for spiritual reasons, not scare them into thinking they will get AIDS or pregnant if they don't abstain. The only problem I've had with the Prop. 8 "for" crowd, and I'm not including church leadership, because I think they are very diplomatic and inspired, is these fear engendering consequences that are being passed out that may encourage people to treat gays poorly. The homosexual issue is very polorizing and you feel like you have to be in either camp completely and that there is no middle ground. Good thoughts by you.
I agree with the melkman. After much hemming and hawing about the whole thing, your post really got me to reconsider my position. I still don't understand why people are going to such great lengths to change a technical term, and I think most people are supporting it for the wrong reasons, but I'm glad you posted this.
You didn't leave the comment, so I posted a link to your post from my blog since this is one of the most articulate explanations of I've read about reconciling personal opinion with revelation.
I really just came here to read about soccer. What the hell man?
you are awesome. i cited this blog post in a conversation i had tonight. ALSO...i had fun talking on the phone with you today!
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