The priest listened to me calmly as I cried this morning. Usually a fan of the traditional confessional, I chose the face to face instead. Last week I walked out of a Catholic Church having been offended by the (30 minute) homily of the priest at the church in Montana. Never in my life have I walked out of mass. Well, now I have. He chose the mass to talk about politics. He said nothing I could not have heard on CNN or ABC news. Nothing spiritual, nothing about God. Just his opinion for 30 minutes.
The supreme court decision of Friday is disheartening to me. I don’t care what homosexuals want to do, but I do care when the highest court in the land throws all their force behind it. It is not possible to disagree without being labeled as a “hater” or “religious bigot.” There is no more freedom of speech. I mourn for our country.
It is only a matter of time before the government will attempt to tell churches who they must marry. Just like they can tell someone who to bake a cake for. Religious persecution will come to the US of A, and it won’t take long.
I have been holed up in my house, talking with no one but family since Friday.
Usually a friend from AA goes to mass with me. He is a gay man. It has NEVER been an issue for either of us until today. I didn’t contact him to see if we were on for this morning, and he did not contact me. He would not have wanted to be at mass this morning.
I must not pretend to agree with something I don’t agree with. What is this going to cost me? What is the price? I don’t want to lose my relationships with gay people (men and women) I love.
I watched in horror on Friday as my catholic friends’ facebook profile photos turned to rainbows. Rainbows everywhere. The word “LOVE” being thrown around everywhere. Unless you disagree.
HATER, RELIGIOUS BIGOT. These are the words of the LOVE and tolerance people when someone disagrees.