Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Radical hospitality

There have been rallies and protests following the California voters' willingness to deprive other citizens of rights they themselves enjoy. The anger of LGBTs is understandable. LGBTs who claim to be Christians are astounded by other "Christians" who seem to consider part of God's creation unworthy of God's love based on a faulty understanding of several passages in the Bible they worship.

Rather than try to outmarch, outyell and outsign the people who obey their religious institutions in a less than intelligent fashion, perhaps it is time to outlove them? The next time a protest against marriage for everyone is planned, local LGBTs might welcome the unloving by inviting them into a local restaurant or giving them a bottle of water or coffee and cookies? It's pretty hard to yell when your mouth is full of acceptable goodies...

Most people who display bigotry against LGBTs claim they don't know any. Perhaps their introduction needs to be memorable? In a pleasant way.

3 comments:

FranIAm said...

Sheesh - this is good, really really really good.

Really good. Come over after 4pm if you can, I'd love for you to see what I am writing about. Is that shameless to say in your comment box?

Jan said...

Thanks. I wish I could introduce my daughter and her partner to people who do not know any LGBT folks. They are intelligent and wonderful people who are deeply in love.

forsythia said...

So tired, so tired, so tired of busybodies trying to tell other folks how to live, based on Biblical "principles." It's been said before, but I feel like saying it again:

"If you don't believe in gay marriage, don't have one."

And: "If you don't believe in abortion, don't get one."

Leave folks alone.

P.S. Where should I bring the cookies?