All week long I have been blogging and promoting for my free days coming up for Daughter of Deceit. I have been thrilled when on Amazon the downloads suddenly skyrocketed for Whispers of a Legend, Part One-Shadows of the Past when Ereader News Today featured it.
But taking a minute and coming back into the real world for a moment, I have to weigh in about the controversy over JCPenny hiring Ellen for their spokes person. I have one question for the Million Mothers-
What if your child came and told you he/she was gay?
No, I don't mean hypothetically. For all the older mothers out there you know what I mean. There will come a time your child no matter how perfect you want them to be will have an issue whether it will be drugs, drinking, or not making straight 'A's...your child will have moments in their life when everything won't be 'perfect.'
Would you love your child less? And if you are Christian should you not judge others with the same compassion?
In life we are faced with so many obstacles that we don't want our children to succumb... alcoholism, marrying more than once, having financial problems, being ill with a disease? In life there are no guarantees.
No one wants their child to come to them and tell them they're gay. Not because we will love them less, but because of the bigotry and hatred they will have to endure. To be judge not by your own actions, but by a preconceived notion of what gay means.
I am a Christian. I am a conservative, but I also know and understand that we all fall short. Sitting on top of a perch, judging others in this way...I have only one thing to say. It's a long way to fall.
I believe in a loving God. Yes~ he sets down rules to follow. And no~ I don't believe that we should ignore any of his commandments, but where does it say to hate those different from us. I don't have all the answers, but I know this. We all are 'less than perfect.'
And you wonder why children are bullied for being different.
Remember compassion and love. An all encompassing love...