February 22, 2018 11:41:39 AM
Pride parade, lifestyle a personal choice
I'm not really surprised that some preachers would speak up against the LGBT parade permit. As you noted, Councilman Perkins should have known better, since he wants to be a judge. I consider myself to be a Christian, and I'll readily admit I'm not the "holiest" human on Earth. I'm a work in progress, with a lot still to learn, but when it comes to judging the actions of others on moral/religious grounds, I'll leave that to the ultimate Judge. My Bible says "Judge not, lest ye be judged by the same merit." I have plenty of sins in my past, and more to come in the future. I'm straight heterosexual, and don't understand the desires of the LGBT crowd, but that's not my call to make.
My Bible also says something about the splinter in your brother's eye and ignoring the beam in your own eye. Sometime in the distant past, somewhere, a preacher must have really ticked Daddy off. He used to say that preachers are just as human as everybody else, they put their britches on one leg at a time. None of them levitated up in the air and put both legs in at the same time.
Let these people have their parade. If somebody wants to go see it, that's their choice. If you don't want to see it, stay home. This country and the whole world would be a lot better off if everybody practiced the Golden Rule.
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