Saturday, November 18, 2017

Love is Love


"I'm just feeling so grieved"

The man stood in our shop and beleaguered the point of his sadness over the YES vote winning this week.

He was too loud, too conservative and too bigoted for my liking.

But there was no doubting his sadness.

Here he is, a man in his 60s, shaped by a worldview that upholds the sanctity of marriage as the cornerstone for a functioning society.

Even though society had long disregarded his own perspective, at least the law still upheld the traditional Christian practice of a heterosexual monogamous union.

Not anymore.

And he was deeply grieved.

If love is love, and the expectation is to accept people no matter what their story or preferences, then what does love look like for the loud conservative bigot?

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