Originally Posted by Jamie McDaniel
Now, what Ellen was referring to when she wrote "Jamie has a good one!" is a story I shared on the Monday morning Soulforce staff call. I'm actually going to write an article on it after the holidays, but the situation is that my boyfriend of five months wants to spend Thanksgiving with me. Well, Thanksgiving dinner is over at my aunt's house this year and my uncle is a very conservative Southern Baptist pastor.
Well, I do hope that he is welcome there! What I can't figure out about some people who are so opposed to LGBT individuals, is why they would pass up an opportunity to "witness" to them. I mean, this is a perfect opportunity for your Southern Baptist pastor/uncle to speak to you about your "grievous sin and alternate lifestyle." why wouldn't he want you both there so he could "speak the truth in love" ?
Both my BF and I were in straight marriages, and together we have 7 children (I have the only girl in the bunch). Thanksgiving (and other holidays) find us splitting the day, each of us taking our respective children to our parents' homes. It's not even about rejecting the partner, it seems to be more about logistics. At the moment, it looks like he and I will have the better part of the day together, then take our kids to dinner around 4-5pm; not a bad arrangement considering all the schedules that play into it.