One Thing I just Cannot Wrap My Brain Around
are those who believe that homosexuality is not what God wants for them.
It’s difficult to put my finger on it, but a big difference between Baltimore and Atlanta is the presence of religiosity. Religion, especially Christianity, rules over culture much more down here. Baltimore is eclectic and weird and stylish and dirty, but not religious. I’ve encountered more conservative perspectives here in the South, respected them, and learned from them.
I know so many people who have a more conservative viewpoint, and are brilliant, compassionate and lovely, but I just cannot, cannot begin to agree. It’s like Ron Swanson eating a banana. Just can’t do it.
I can’t justify faith as a tool used to deny anyone their right to marry who they love. I just can’t. And quite honestly it makes me sick to think people attempt to do so. It angers me. And it’s a cultural norm that I cannot get used to. And if I’m going to have a career in ministry, I have to figure out a way to process this anger while not disrespecting their viewpoints.
I have to.