A good friend of mine once penned an excellent quote that has stuck with me for more than a decade.  The quote has helped to shape leadership qualities rather than following the crowd qualities in me.  It is simply stated “Be a voice not an echo.”

Our nation has made some key decisions in its history that modified the appearance and heart of the country.

Without making this a long post, I will get to the point.  For a nation founded upon principles that line up with Christianity, intending to uphold pure values in its original documents, they missed the mark with the supreme courts decision this week.  We the People in 30 states by majority approved bans…and 9 people overturned that right to choose…all while the other two branches of government act like their hands are tied to fulfill their duty to keep the other branches of government in check.  A vivid example of tyranny…not because of the context of the decision, but by not upholding the will of the people to choose.

Speaking if the context of the recent decision, my opinion and choice shall remain that marriage is God given and only between one man and one woman.  Homosexuality and transgender is sin…but now let me continue this a bit…keep reading.  Believing this is sin, I also must outwardly admit that I am no better.  I eat too much food (glutony).  I lie.  I do think I should when I shouldn’t and don’t do things that I should.  I am a sinner.

The good thing is that all of us, me especially, can call out to God, confess with our mouth that Jesus is Lord and be saved.  We can choose to believe He was born a virgin, lived a perfect life, died for our sins in our place, came back to life and will come back for those that have decided to follow Him.  It is the honest belief in Christ; the true posture of your heart that saves you.  This is truely where love wins.  I pray all reading this have done the above or will soon.  I am praying for you.

One last related thing…So just to make sure we are clear…yes, i am a Christian.  I believe the Bible.  I do not support homosexuality or homosexual marriage.  Yes, I still love you.  Yes, we are still friends.  No, I am not judging you…only God can do that.  No, I am not condemning you to Hell.  No, I will not let anyone bully you.  But realize that name-calling and stereotyping those of us who stand for what we believe is exactly what you don’t want done to you.  We have a right to speak what we believe, same as you have a right to speak what you believe.

May God bless you this day!