reconciling my beliefs with religion

(source: slate.com)

This is going to be one monster of a post, but in light of recent events, I felt the need to get my thoughts in order and articulate all the conflict that’s going on inside my head.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. Many were overjoyed at the ruling; on social media, members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies alike added a rainbow-tinted hue to their profile pictures and made use of the #LoveWins hashtag. Even companies got in on the celebration and added rainbow colors to their logos.

And yet in the midst of all this celebration, some people, primarily conservative Christians, weren’t in a joyous mood. Some of these people are acquaintances of mine — people that I haven’t known for long but have gotten along with really well.

Before I get into my personal opinions on same-sex relationships and marriage, let’s back up a little.

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