|Me riding the Seattle Great Wheel.|
I intentionally avoid discussing the topic of gay marriage on my blog, and that's not about to change. Hopefully my above listed plans for the future denote my thoughts about it.
I know many of my LDS friends post articles on social media in order to share their views on gay marriage. I love that people are doing this; it's a conversation we need to be having! Though, with some of my friends that post such articles, I feel the topic of gay marriage has become a sort of scapegoat.
My friends who frequently post articles that aren't in support of gay marriage, well, I fail to see any effort put forth by these friends to make LDS members who experience SSA feel welcome, let alone acknowledge our existence. While I won't have to disagree with something they post necessarily, such posts of theirs can really hurt. I can't help but feel their their strong feelings against gay marriage bleed over into how they feel about me. "Surely this isn't their intention." you say. I believe you're right, for the most part. But that doesn't change that their actions can be less than inviting.
|A frame taken from my coming out video.|
I really am trying hard to raise awareness and "Use boldness, but not overbearance;", yet when I pray and ask for guidance and direction, especially when I so often witness hurtful actions towards my dear gay LDS brothers and sisters, I often feel to hold my tongue. I sense I just need to be patient. But for the time being, maybe a little help?