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I would say this is not for debate’s sake, but I’m sure no one will listen to that.  My mother asked me if my fingertips were getting ready to preach, but for most of this morning, my mind has been completely empty, save two Bible verses that have been running through my head.  I think they are ready now, but I will do my best to keep from preaching.  But please – save me your “judgment” arguments, and your “procreation” arguments, and your Leviticus arguments about piercing my ears and eating pork and cutting my hands off.  I’ve heard them all, and all of them can be Biblically countered and I do not have the energy for that today. As I ironed my shirt this morning, NBC sounded the alarm of breaking news, and I already knew what it was about as Matt Lauer appeared on my screen.  A day that we all have been waiting for has finally come – gay marriage is now ruled constitutional in the United States of America. Politically, I disagree, as I do not believe this is a ruling void of emotion and opinion.  SCOTUS abused their powers as millions of Americans expressed their non-support

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That whole “don’t talk about politics or religion” rule?  Yeh.  That doesn’t apply to me. I don’t know about you, but I have become absolutely disgusted with my Facebook newsfeed over the past few days.  I am continually disappointed in Christians’ posts on social media, as they only add fuel to the fire that we are all racist bigots who can’t separate politics from religion. Yes, I’m talking about you.  Stop looking around like I might be talking to somebody behind you. I’m specifically talking about the decision to remove the Confederate flag from state houses across the South.  (BTW, Jeb Bush did this YEARS ago in Florida…)  Governor Bentley removed Alabama’s yesterday, and many more states are taking their’s down as an act of unity and a symbol of moving on from our extremely hateful past as southern states. And then everything below the Mason/Dixon line imploded like we have committed some sort of unspeakable injustice to all southern people.  People lost their minds like I have never seen.  Honestly, it was some of the most ridiculous posts I have ever seen.  I am 100% positive that most of the people never knew the history of the flag until

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I know you have been waiting on pins and needles to hear what I have to say about Caitlyn Jenner.  I know you have.  My mother has, especially.  And…well…we just won’t tell my husband that I wrote this, k? I am not interested in starting a debate over such lifestyles, as that is not the intent of this post, and you are probably not my intended audience if you would like to start a debate.  I am biased, and this is purely speculation into the life of Bruce Jenner, as I write from a Christian viewpoint.  We are probably not going to agree. I do not know Bruce Jenner.  I have never met him, and apparently, I never will, since he will only be Caitlyn Jenner now.  The most I know about him comes from a tv show that I am embarrassed to admit I’ve watched too many episodes of, and my not-so-secret crush on his son Brody in my The Hills phase. I do not know what it is like to be a transgendered individual.  I do not know what it is like to be a child of a transgendered parent, and my heart aches for good looking Brody Jenner and

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I’m going to say some things that might sound harsh and judgmental.  But please understand my heart and my purpose for writing this post.  My pastor made it very clear a few weeks ago that there are people who have been given the ability to tell it like it is, and they are to follow God’s direction in laying it on the line for their brothers and sisters – to which my mother nudged me so hard that I thought I was going to fall off my chair. I guess that person is me. I really take no issue with saying certain things.  I have asked for my heart to be opened for this blog, and this post has been on my mind for a few days.  If you want to call me judgmental, fine.  But let’s remember that we weren’t told not to judge – we were told to judge righteously  and call each other out on our sins (Galatians 6:1), and that we are to be careful not to be hypocritical within our judgments (Matthew 7:3-5).  I am certainly guilty of sins and errors, so a lot of this is introspective in things I am calling myself out on

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