Junior senator from Ohio made headlines last year when he became the first currently Sitting republican senator to openly support Marriage Equality- because he has an LGBT son. He used to be opposed to equality, but once his son came out and it was about one of his closest loved ones, his perspective changed. He saw a new light- he finally saw that Love is love. I am Democratic- but I gained a lot of respect for Mr. Portman.
Here is something to think about- put yourself in Mr. Portman’s shoes- if your son or daughter came out to you- would you be opposed to them marrying the person of their dreams? I certainly hope not- but if you say that you would be opposed- why would you be opposed? Religious reasons? God made us all different on purpose- some of us straight, some of Us LGBT- some of us male, some of us female, some of us Caucasian, some of us African American, etc. Since God created us all differently on purpose, why shouldn’t we all be able to marry the person we love?
My God loves everyone. My God hates no one and and discriminates against no one. My God creates us all different. If you think your God is homophobic, racist, or in any way discriminatory- then we must not believe in the same God. My God loves everyone so much that my God is Love.
It’s about Love and perspective. For me, nothing upsets me more than when homophobic people are so buried in their own heads that they can’t see the point- love is love. There are so many amazing denominations and churches that See that all love is equal- but unfortunately there are still many who are very hateful and homophobic- If your church isn’t loving and welcoming to all of Gods children- then are you really a christ-like church? Or does your God discriminate?
Perspective- that is the key word. That is what you have to remember- if your son or daughter was LGBT- wouldn’t you want them to be able to get married? Or what if you would have been born LGBT- wouldn’t you want to get married? Wouldn’t you want all the same rights as a heterosexual? Or would you still be discriminatory- against yourself?