Wednesday, June 26, 2013

love is love

Here I am. 5 years later. Saying the same thing I said just over 5 years ago. It has been a long, annoying battle, and it's nowhere near over. Why would I consider this a long, annoying battle for myself? I'm married. I'm straight. This doesn't actually affect what I can do or not do. I'll give you two reasons: 1) I care about the people around me; 2) when the church you love and the conscience you trust say two different things, you have to dig deep to figure out which way you'll go. This has not been a fun process for me personally. But here I am 5 years later saying it again. Love is love. To all my friends out there who have been waiting for this day, here it is again. Let's hope it sticks this time.


9 comments:

Veronica said...
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Molly said...

Veronica - I'm really not interested in debating this. I understand that you (and many other of our friends) don't agree with me, and that is fine. I could point you to a recent study that shows that children of same-sex parent homes are just as emotionally and mentally healthy, and actually more so in some areas, such as self esteem and how well the family members get along in the home. However, my guess is the study won't make any difference to your views. If you want to take a stand based on religious view (i.e. plan of salvation), fine. But I'd caution against getting into any other social arguments, because most are quickly being disproven.

No more debating on this post, friends. That's not why I wrote the post. This is a celebration for me, not a debate. Thanks!

Veronica said...
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Veronica said...

I wasn't trying to cause an issue. Simply, I commented in 2008 so I commented now. I am happy for you that you are happy with the success. I was not trying to cause any upset or ruin the celebration. My apologies. I felt it best to delete my previous comment so as to not taint the happiness you showed from your post.

Chantel said...

Yay I've never seen this blog before! So glad to find have it! We'll keep in better touch! I just think you are so great! Love you!

Molly said...

V--You didn't need to delete it! I don't believe in censoring peoples' opinions. Unless they're downright nasty. But yours wasn't at all! Love you!

Chantel--I might have to start blogging more, then!

Ashley C. said...

Aw, great post! I haven't seen your blog in a while I guess I'm very happy to have such an open minded, loving sister! It's a happy time for a lot of people who deserve it!

Em said...

Bravo, Molly. This is well written. You are brave for writing it, and I appreciate your words as I feel similarly.

I'm mainly commenting to share this:
http://theshiksa.com/2011/01/05/falafel/

I tried your falafel recipe and it was quite good! However, I decided to give the above link a try, too. Whoa. The recipes are similar and I used ingredients from the recipe you gave me (fresh cilantro, rather than coriander), but the main difference is using uncooked, soaked beans, rather than cooked canned beans. It made a HUGE difference! Just thought I'd share. :)

Molly said...

Ooh. Thank you, Em! I will try it!