Originally Posted by antiochian
Having just read the news minutes ago, I'm still very much in the anger stage. I'm reminded of this day a year ago when we learned the far right stole marriage equality from residents of three other states. I keep asking what the %^&*(@ is wrong with this country. What the @!#$ does it take to get it through people's heads that what they voted away were civil human rights? And my anger at the Church, oh my--anger isn't a strong enough word. I'm with Keltic on that. Frankly, how these certain sects remain tax-excepmt organizations is beyond me.
On the other hand, people who have pointed out the positive are right. We've had a great many victories this year, not the least of which was our President signing the hate crimes bill.
I acknowledge what Daniel said, that anger can be counterproductive if left unmanaged. I will say that despite my anger, I'm hopeful. I recently sent in a response to one of the nastiest antigay letters to the editor I've ever read, and I received several heart-warming thank yous from total strangers that made me cry warm tears of joy. Our opponents may still outnumber us, but we outweigh them in heart, and that counts for a lot. And we ain't goin' away!
Our opponents outnumber us as much as they are organized, vocal and see themselves as having the weight of the Church behind them. In short- they believe God is on their side.
'God has given us this victory and it is very important for us to recognize that he is the one who put the energy into this campaign.'
No wonder so many gay people can't stand the inside of a church, when Christ's followers act in such an un-Christ-like manner.