Happy #pride month…
When I say this, it’s not a political statement…there’s no secret agenda to hope to convert the entire world and turn everyone gay…I’m not ignoring God or Scripture…oh, the silly things people tell me.
For me, it’s a statement of faith that God is the creator of all people and of all love…
It’s a statement of love for the people who are my family and friends…
It’s a statement of beauty…for the sweet weddings in the LGBTQ+ community…for the warm smiles shared…for the family moments…for the friendships made…for the births celebrated…for the homes built and the art created and the dances danced and the hugs shared.
It’s a statement reflecting my appreciation for all members of the LGBTQ+ community who are nurses, doctors, soldiers, police officers, lawyers, social workers, pharmacists, dentists, teachers, researchers, preachers, and a thousand other careers.
It’s a statement of thanks for the people who have befriended me and cared and sent love and offered prayers and included me in their lives.
It’s a statement of hope that one day the hate and the bullying and the taunts and the disrespect will end…that true equality will be a reality.
Love wins. God loves you. Others can’t define you. They may try to politically strip you of your identity and your rights, but I will stand with you when you speak, vote for equal rights in every election, face hate head on with you, and love deeply, respect you, and always know we are better together.
This Mama Bear loves you and sends virtual 🤗 hugs to you. Happy #pride