I have a difficult time with the idea that this was ordained of God, (the original alternative lifestyle)
These conflicts are part of what kept me away for so many years. After having Oliver I decided that regardless of these conflicts, I wanted to raise my children in the gospel. I fell in love with the members of my ward and I can not begin to express my gratitude for the compassion that has been shown to me, especially this last year since my diagnosis. I may not agree with all of the teachings and I certainly don't agree with some of the early church practices but I feel in my heart that it is what is best for my family. And for the most part, people in the church are both accepting of my beliefs and tolerant towards the beliefs of others.
I'm writing this post mainly because of a comment I left on Facebook. I tend to be a sarcastic person and at times people don't understand what I am trying to say. I in no way was trying to offend anyone. I had spent the day reading bigoted and disrespectful anti-gay posts that I found offensive. I was just trying, with humor, to show my disdain for people who are hateful. There were many people, on the other hand, who wrote though provoking sentiments on both sides, which I completely respect. I just hope and pray that as a Nation, and followers of Christ, that we can strive to love one another. I think that is something that we can all agree on.