Interesting Conversation

When the prospective jurors (that includes me) were at lunch on Friday, a situation developed that I found interesting - as well as thought provoking.

I was sitting by myself at a little outdoor eating area reading my book. The 5 people at the table next to me were heavily involved in a discussion about Prop. 8 (gay marriage). They appeared to be extremely against gay marriage - based on their language. Lots of strong adjectives, lots of colorful language that people don't use in mixed company (although there males and females at the table). As the discussion went around and around as to why gays should not marry, a lesbian couple walked past. I guess I don't really know that they were lesbian, but since one of the girls (yes, they were very young - probably high schoolers) had her hand down the pants of the other one with her hand on her butt, I'm making the assumption that they were lesbian.

As you can imagine, that couple walking past re-ignited the conversation at the table next to me. Another way of putting it, would be that it poured gasoline on the fire.

As a Christian, I believe that homosexuality is wrong.
As an American, I believe in live and let live.
Up till now those two items have never been in conflict. I realize that I can't force my beliefs on anyone else, nor do I wish too. But at the same time I don't want someone else to force me to accept their beliefs.

It's a tough issue. I suspect that either way the vote turns out - the issue will end up back in court. It kind of makes voting on this particular measure feel very empty.

That doesn't make me happy.

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