Kim Davis is NOT My Morehead

Another day, another post about our drama. Although I am sure you have heard because I wrote about it here, here and here. Also its been literally everywhere,  CNN. NBC, The Huffington Post, NY Times and celebrities like Kevin Smith and John Barrowman commented on it. This is just to name a few. There are also countless videos from the front lines.
 

I just don't even know where to begin. For one, I've heard the county name mispronounced. Yeah I know that's not a big deal. But for the record, its pronounced Rou-In not Row-An.
The sticker on my car. Too be honest tensions are high and I'm afraid to leave my car parked in public lots for fear of damage.
 You know what, I do know where to begin. I moved to Morehead when I was 18 to attend school. I am from a town farther east. My hometown was so small and backward that I never saw a same sex couple, no one I knew that was gay was out. To say I was sheltered and a little cultural shocked would be an understatement. Thankfully that has changed and my little hometown is more diverse now, and my gay friends feel comfortable being out. I love them the same now as I did then. I admire them for their strength.  Now, Morehead is not a big city. We have a university but the town is still very much a small town. I love that. (side note that's why when I moved away to Lexington, I moved back to Morehead to raise my kids because I love that small town feel) I love that I know all the parents of my kids friends. Not everyone in town is like Kim or her supporters.

I met my first lesbian couple raising kids together when I was 19. I had just started working for the university's child care center and believe me naive Holly had lots of judgement. I went in thinking how embarrassing for the kids. I thought many other stupid things that I am too embarrassed to post. But something amazing happened. I got to know them, and their precious children. I got to witness two people that loved each other very much and wanted to be parents together so bad that they found a way to make it work. I discovered that the only thing different between them and the other parents is that they can share each others clothes (although they wouldn't because they had widely different tastes) I got to witness parents that accepted their children for who they were. I love telling the story to Abbey of the time their oldest came to child care wearing a crown and full pink glitter princess garb. The mom just laughed and shook her head and said "What can you do?" I do this to Abbey often when she dressed in "Lesbian Chic" Real parents love and accept their children for who they are. I don't know if I would be the parent I am today if I hadn't met them and had them open my eyes.
First Day of School wearing Lesbian Chic
 Years later I was working at a church as the coordinator of the nursery program. As a church leader I had to attend a leadership training on ministering to others. We watched a video that really spoke to me. I wish I knew the name of the video or where to link to it. I'll try to describe it the best I can. A heathen moves into the neighborhood and the neighbors are all Christian's who want to convert him to Christianity and save him from his evil ways. They are very confrontational telling him what he is doing wrong and telling him he will go to hell. When that doesn't work they rent a blimp and everyday drop bible verses in his yard. His next door neighbor (part of the Christian's) thinks there is a better way and after being unable to convince his friends, he stops participating. Instead he goes to his neighbor and talks to him as a friend. He listens and shares stories and after awhile the heathen neighbor decides to come to church. When the Christian men ask how he did it. He explains what he did. I think so many Christians today take the hit people over the head with their belief in order to get them to convert instead of talking to and sharing their story. I bet if the anti equality group took the time to get to know the other side they would see that they aren't much different, except who they love.

My point is GOD is love, and we are all equal.

In case you want an update on the drama without having to read through the transcripts. The judge summoned her and all of her staff to court on Thursday. The couples suing her have asked that she not receive jail time. I myself would request the max of everything possible. But I am a vindictive bitch. Don't believe me, ask my ex husbands. Anyway, I have no idea what will happen. I do know this has taught me so much about government and law. I am in awe of my lawyer friends. There is no way I have the patience or self restraint to do your jobs.

I'm leaving you today with some of my favorite meme's because they are funny and if we can't laugh what can we do.
For the record this was her campaign picture. I fully admit I refused to vote for her because the picture alone screamed HOT MESS!!! Looks like people should have listened to me.
  
This is probably what I'll look like when its all over
 
Oh lord this one is my fave!!
I had to ask who he was....Apparently my not knowing he was on Dr. Who and Torchwood has earned me no brownie points with the kids in the house.
Oh who doesn't love Monster's Inc.


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