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Dear Church People

Dear Church People

When you say you are praying is it for my destruction because I make you uncomfortable or are you truly praying as an agent of God

When you say God loves me is it only if I live the life that you think I should live or does He love me as the creature He made

When you say you understand, do you only understand that my sin is bigger than yours or do you truly understand who I am and what I feel

When you hug me is it out of love or pity

Dear church people when you look at me and my life, are you looking down or lifting up

Are you judging my sins by your standards or are you accepting that we ALL fall short

Dear church people when you wonder why I don’t come to church, do your think it’s because of the sin in my life or do you realize that it’s because of you, church people, who judge my life, condemn my choices, pray for my destruction, lie while smiling in my face, praise God while worshipping yourselves….

Dear church people, while you are blaming the destruction of morality of this land on me and my life do you remember the immoral choices you have made, the lies you have told, the behaviors that you have exhibited in your life that would be displeasing to a Holy God

Dear church people, I too pray….For You

Biblical Marriage Violations: It’s not all about Same-Sex

The following is for educational purposes:

Marriage Violations Deuteronomy 22:13-29

13 If a man takes a wife and, after sleeping with her, dislikes her 14 and slanders her and gives her a bad name, saying, “I married this woman, but when I approached her, I did not find proof of her virginity,”15 then the young woman’s father and mother shall bring to the town elders at the gate proof that she was a virgin. 16 Her father will say to the elders, “I gave my daughter in marriage to this man, but he dislikes her. 17 Now he has slandered her and said, ‘I did not find your daughter to be a virgin.’ But here is the proof of my daughter’s virginity.” Then her parents shall display the cloth before the elders of the town, 18 and the elders shall take the man and punish him. 19 They shall fine him a hundred shekels[b] of silver and give them to the young woman’s father, because this man has given an Israelite virgin a bad name. She shall continue to be his wife; he must not divorce her as long as he lives.

20 If, however, the charge is true and no proof of the young woman’s virginity can be found, 21 she shall be brought to the door of her father’s house and there the men of her town shall stone her to death. She has done an outrageous thing in Israel by being promiscuous while still in her father’s house. You must purge the evil from among you.

22 If a man is found sleeping with another man’s wife, both the man who slept with her and the woman must die. You must purge the evil from Israel.

23 If a man happens to meet in a town a virgin pledged to be married and he sleeps with her, 24 you shall take both of them to the gate of that town and stone them to death—the young woman because she was in a town and did not scream for help, and the man because he violated another man’s wife. You must purge the evil from among you.

25 But if out in the country a man happens to meet a young woman pledged to be married and rapes her, only the man who has done this shall die. 26 Do nothing to the woman; she has committed no sin deserving death. This case is like that of someone who attacks and murders a neighbor, 27 for the man found the young woman out in the country, and though the betrothed woman screamed, there was no one to rescue her.

28 If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and rapes her and they are discovered, 29 he shall pay her father fifty shekels[c]of silver. He must marry the young woman, for he has violated her. He can never divorce her as long as he lives.

Equality? Privilege or Right?

Once again the country is caught up in the “controversy” of marriage.  So many have comments and views regarding this issue, but I have yet to read one that is as poignant as this.  The following is a post by my daughter Tasha Dozia-Earley:

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I am sorry for those who have never experienced true love that causes great obstacle. You are all right. My marriage will destroy the sanctity of traditional marriage. I cannot change your minds and will not try. I cannot even convince my own mother that she should still love me. Why would I battle with YOU?

You are right, The Winchester Star. That little girl with straight parents in Minnesota that asked the question, “Which parent do I not need, my mom or my dad?” This is an honest question from a child being brought up to learn that my marriage will be denying her a parent. Or even better that we should not adopt because we would be denying children of a father. Considering the fact that those against an opportunity for me and my spouse to raise a child in need together, have not dedicated their lives to foster or adopt the 5,600 children in need in VIRGINIA alone.

The child we brought in to our lives struggles with our love. I struggle with love. My family has turned away, my church turned their back, I have had friends turn their back. The ONLY love outside of my marriage to learn from is Christ. He loves me and has Called my house to be for the broken. Those broken by YOU.

You are right. I shouldn’t be a wife, a parent, or a productive member of your society. But I am!

“God loves the sinner, but hates their sin.” You are right. Except the words you quote come from the mouth of a Hindu man named Ghandi.

If I based my faith off of the words that come from YOU. I would be like the thousands that believe they don’t deserve to live.

You are right to believe with your heart what you believe.

But without my pain and disowning, I would not have a story. With my story, I plan to love the motherless, the fatherless, those without a sister or brother because He first loved ME.

Well….I guess I’ll have fries with my Burger!

Ah Chick-Fil-A how I will miss thee!  People are entitled to their own opinions I suppose, but is it good business practice to have your opinions alienate current and potential customers by telling people that they are supporting your efforts against same-sex marriage when they patronize your establishment.  I mean if he said I am against black women with natural hair, would you still pick out your fro, gather up your twists, or cinch up your locks and go buy that chicken sandwich, nuggets, salad, shake, etc. even though your money is helping to protest that which you have every right to as a part of your life?

I’m not naive enough to think that others will see anything wrong with this position and continue to happily answer the question, “How may I serve you today?”  However, I now find myself in a precarious position.  My daughter is in a same-sex marriage and if I continue to patronize Chick-Fil-A then I will in essence be supporting that which is against my daughter.  This just doesn’t sit too well with my spirit.  So I’m down to a choice of a chicken sandwich or my child.  Well, to me that’s a no-brainer.

I doubt that Chick-Fil-A will miss my little $26.00 at least once a week when I feed the whole family.  But I will know in my heart that I am protesting something that is totally against that which I support and if it costs me a few waffle fries….well, so be it!

Peace and Blessings

L.W.G.

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