Above, the beautiful Dulce Reyes reflects on the week’s lessons after class, as the 2015 session of workshops at VONA comes to an end. The event featured 140 writers from all over the globe, and served as the first of its kind at the University of Miami. 32 more words
Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court approved same-sex marriage for all 50 states. Social media is in a huge uproar about it (this is after the removal of the confederate flag, after the Charleston shooting, after the Rachel Dolezal affair, after the Caitlyn (once known as Bruce) Jenner affair...yeah, everything seems to be about the U.S. these days...). Some people have expressed opinions that frustrate me to the point where I cannot even understand how they can hold those beliefs. I initially wrote a long rant about how being gay is not a 'lifestyle'; how the state exists for all its citizens, not just the church; how flawed 'love the sinner hate the sin' is in practice... but I deleted it. I am to emotionally wrought right now about the many of my friends on social media who have publicly denounced the Supreme Court's decisions as giving in to sin and as sin taking over the world. I am too frustrated with people who compare removing gay pride flags to removing confederate flags. I am frustrated at the reaction of the church to immediately denounce gay marriage without considering the deep and painful struggles that gay people have to live through. So instead I will reblog this post, by another Christian, and by a person who understands what it looks like to love unconditionally.