This is my life journal. I'm a Christian who is a happily married wife and mother.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
There once was a smug and militant carnivore who needed his beef cut up. Instead of going to one of the local beef butchers to have his steaks cut up he forced a local vegetarian to use her vegetable slicers, peelers and new knives to do the chopping. He created a law suit against her, which went all the way to the Supreme Court, for being prejudice against him for being a carnivore. He won the case and a new law was in place that all vegetarians must cut up meat when a carnivore comes to their place of business. What about her deeply held convictions do they count? She did not hate this meat eater. She was not prejudice against him at all. Her stance came completely within. She has a deep love for animals and would never want to harm one or eat one, or ever have to cut one up. She is not evil for believing what she believes.
Clearly the carnivore in this story is a bully. This is just a made up story by me, but this is the kind of trotting about going on right now; all over some people. These people are quiet and hold a different view from certain bullies who behave just as badly as the carnivore; AND NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT IT. These people being undermined and mocked are kind and good ministers who are asked to perform marriages they do not agree with. They are not prejudiced against these bullies. They do not hate these bullies. They follow what the Bible states about marriage and fear God rather than men, so they do not want to perform these marriages. There are plenty of other ministers in town who will do the job, but the bullies' are going to pick on this one because he won't do what they want. They may even take him to court over it, becuase the minister's viewpoint simply cannot be tolerated.
“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets." Matthew 7:12