Are there people who don’t reblog this?
I can only assume that the ones who haven’t aren’t reading the right books.
If it doesn’t make you mad, it’s not good enough.
I will never trust pink again
The main reason why I hate pink
The fact of the matter is, it doesn’t matter whether or not you think homosexuality is a sin. Let me say that again. It does not matter if you think homosexuality is a sin, or if you think it is simply another expression of human love. It doesn’t matter. Why doesn’t it matter? Because people are dying. Kids are literally killing themselves because they are so tired of being rejected and dehumanized that they feel their only option left is to end their life. As a Youth Pastor, this makes me physically ill. And as a human, it should make you feel the same way. So, I’m through with the debate.
When faced with the choice between being theologically correct…as if this is even possible…and being morally responsible, I’ll go with morally responsible every time."
What You Believe About Homosexuality Doesn’t Matter | Tyler Smither
after you left I had to learn to say my name without yours behind it.
I repeated my name over and over.
it was never, “where are you at?”
it was always, “where are y’all at?”
it was always me on your back walking through old grocery stores
or racing up the stairs to see who could take their clothes off first.
it was always us taking a shower at the same time.
it was always me laughing into your neck.
it was always you.
after you left I didn’t know if I liked cream in my coffee
or if I drank my coffee black.
after you left I couldn’t remember which toothbrush was mine
or if that was your sweater or did I own it the whole time?
after you left I tried to remember what I did in my spare time.
my hands kept reaching for the phone
to see when you were coming home
or if you could pick up a bottle of wine on the way
or what do you want for dinner?
after you left I looked in the mirror for a long time.
my hair was so short I couldn’t put it up
and my face was so round from circling my mind
but I never cried.
I never cried.
not until ten months passed
and our anniversary punched the calendar
as I sat outside with my knees to my chest.
I doubt you even realized it had been
ten months since you heard my voice.
I doubt you even realized how different your name sounds
without mine flowing behind it.
— and I can’t remember if it was you or I who put sugar on their toast but I think it was you who said, “if I ever leave, I swear you’ll find a way to stay afloat.”/d.a.h (via whisperingbones)
I find it funny that the same people who ardently supported the right of Hobby Lobby to refuse their employees access to certain types of government-insured birth control are also freaking out over A&E firing the man from Duck Dynasty. Why is it okay for Hobby Lobby to refuse to provide employees with access to medication based on it clashing with their business beliefs, but it’s not okay for A&E to refuse to broadcast someone for the same reason?
The argument that the rights of one company to refuse something based on the beliefs of the managing partners is somehow different from that of another is pure cant. A&E taking a different stance on homosexuality from sectarian Phil Robertson is reminiscent of the conservative view of Hobby Lobby’s choice in taking a different stance from the government on reproductive rights. But to Phil Robertson and Hobby Lobby supporters, the rights of corporations seem to extend only to those in favor of a “traditional” Christian belief system and anyone who opposes them is waging a war on Christianity. That’s an incredibly narrow-minded way of thinking. It’s okay for Christian individuals and corporations to contest birth control and homosexuality, but it’s not okay for someone with a different viewpoint to oppose them? It’s illogical to hold that viewpoint and cry foul play on free speech in the same breath. It’s also ignorant as Phil Robertson’s rights have not been violated. The first amendment protects your right to free speech without governmental censorship or repercussion. It does not protect you from opposition or from having your network soapbox pulled out from under you.
Robertson’s absolutely entitled to his opinion, just as I’m entitled to disagree with him. And so is A&E.