|Pastor:||Now, according to a few passages in the bible, homosexuality is a sin.|
|Couple of older males in the audience:||Amen!|
|Pastor:||Now, wait, I'm not finished.|
|Pastor:||You know what else the bible defines as a sin? Divorce.|
|Pastor:||There are countless passages that talk about how divorce is wrong, and that there are consequences to getting a divorce, such as the wife should be stoned.|
|Pastor:||Yet, I witnessed a divorce just this morning. And I gotta tell you, it was heartbreaking, but I definitely didn't attempt to throw rocks at the wife, even though she was the one who filed for divorce.|
|Pastor:||We choose to overlook the consequences of divorce because time has proven that they're inhumane and cruel.|
|Pastor:||The bible doesn't say anything about the consequences of a homosexual lifestyle. Yet, we seem to be spearheading a campaign to ruin the lives of people we don't even know.|
|-the pastor shifts a few notes around-|
|Pastor:||The bible states to love thy neighbor. That's it. There are no other rules or restrictions to that passage.|
|Pastor:||So, we as a church family have to support equality with a smile on our face. THAT is the true Christian way.|
I am a black woman. I am also a writer. Because I don’t see enough of myself in the stuff I read, I’ve been trying to come up with ways to describe black people that don’t refer to food, and that encompass the variety of our skin tones and hair textures.
I had an epiphany today. What words would I use to describe us if I weren’t comparing us to white people? What words would I use to compare us to each other?