Good Friday, Gays, Rights & Lefts

If you are easily offended, whatever side of the “debate” you are on, then I kindly suggest you kick rocks. If you intend on staying and reading, then by all means, do so, but please read this in its entirety.GoodFriday

On a day in which the world celebrates/observes Good Friday and in a week which saw the U.S. Supreme Court convene over Gay rights, Jefe finds himself at a laughable position: an extremely patriotic, second generation Mexican-American, who happens to be politically incorrect and…oh, by the way, a Christian who believes in equal rights.  Since Americans like to label every one and every thing, Jefe thought best to beat people to the punch.

I believe marriage should be between a man and woman.  I also believe that gay couples should be allowed to have a civil union/domestic partnership and the same benefits that a married couple have.  Is that really hard to fathom?  Why so much hate from both sides?  Just because Jefe says he’s for traditional marriage doesn’t mean he hates gays.  Likewise, just because he believes that gay couples should have the same rights/benefits of a married couple doesn’t make him less of a Christian.

As an American, I believe wholeheartedly in the Declaration of Independence and the virtue that We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.  Why is it that we, as Americans, have no problem putting each other down because we can’t respect each other enough to shut the hell up and listen?  Our definition of happiness has become you are wrong, I am right.  It is sad that our nation prefers to be correct know-it-all jerks rather than live on the principles of respect, happiness and love.

Speaking of love…

No greater love has ever been or ever will be shown: that a man would die, lay down his life and give it for his friend.  On this Good Friday, let us not forget the love of God.  Let us not forget the love of his son, Jesus, and his willingness to die for us all.  Not some of us.  Not just Christians.  ALL. 

I find it funny that lost among a lot of Christians/believers is the question that was posed to Jesus: Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?  Jesus replied: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.  This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.   All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.  

So let me get this straight.  Jesus, the foundation of Christianity, said the greatest commandment was to love God and our neighbor as ourselves?  Who is my neighbor?  EVERYBODY!  Am I showing love if I’m constantly arguing or condemning somebody?  I’m not a theologian or philosopher, nor do I portray one on TV but I’d have to say Jesus kinda knew a thing or two about love.

I leave you with these final thoughts.  The Gay community uses the rainbow as their symbol of diversity.  Whether they realize it or not, God has long-held a copyright on that as his symbol of love for this world.  Yes, the rainbow is God’s sign to us all that he wouldn’t destroy/condemn us.  Jesus, God’s son, said that he didn’t come to condemn the world but to save it.   Jesus came to show love for all by dying on the cross.  He rose from the grave to show the power of that love.  It’s Friday but Sunday’s coming!

 

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