I lost a fan on my Facebook page today.
Which sent me into a spiral of depression.
No, I'm kidding. I lose and gain likes on my page and blog all the time. That's life. We go into all different directions and that's okay. However, I received my first public declaration of un-liking because of this status update:
I'm happy with our Supreme Court's gay marriage rulings. It was a nice way to bring in the morning, learning the news straight out of George Takei's Facebook feed while drinking my coffee.
Below is the first response to my status, name and identity removed for publishing here. If you cannot read it, it says, "Im unliking your page. Some of us still believe in marriage....."
In response to this, I wrote several paragraphs and summed it all up with the words, "shove it." Might as well direct you towards my FB page to read it. Can't make any of this too easy on you.
I believe in marriage. I believe in love. I believe in the practical tenets of legal marriage being a vehicle to protect, cherish and nourish the love between consenting adults with free will. I believe in kindness and trying to be bigger than the sum of our parts. I believe that no one owns the divine and that showing grace towards our fellow man is the closest that we can get in that regard.
I believe in the marriage of the unliker above...if this person is married...because I believe that they have a right to freely love with their whole person and to not have any entity infringe upon protecting the life and livelihood of their union. I believe this person should be able to conduct their marriage by their conscience, values, and by as much elbow grease as it takes. I believe this person has the right to never marry if they so choose. I believe this person should be able to end any marriage they enter into for any reason that is valid for them.
Some of us still believe in marriage? Yes, some of us do. Some of us indeed.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
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