Something different.

I found this on my AOL page today. It was a link that was a sneaky lead, you know the type, the ones that only share part way about what is really there. Like the photos that say, you should see the other side of this because it is truly horrible. Anyway, I decided to go and look and I found this:

http://www.upworthy.com/she-was-keeping-a-big-secret-from-her-brother-after-her-father-died-her-mom-finally-spilled-it?c=aol

I think it is the proper thing to recognize that who you are is not dependent upon who I am or what I think you should be or do in your life. I am comfortable in my sexuality as a man who loves women. I am comfortable in being around men who love men. They do not intimidate me or in any way make me feel ill at ease to be around them. Well, with the exception of being hugged by one of them… no, that is a private joke between someone I know who has had a long-term relationship with another man and who walked up and hugged me at a party his BMF had for him. He was simply glad to see my wife and I there. I care for him as a friend and was not uncomfortable with his hugging me. For that matter, it is not unusual for Vietnam Vets to hug one another. We only had one another. Our country had turned against us. When you are 18, 19, 20, even 21 or 22 I think to find your country just suddenly decided you were or are a baby killer and the  people back home are spitting on you that you tend to have to turn to those who kept you alive and so we hug one another and it is an okay thing to do. It is also okay for someone like the person in the story here to be transgender. It is who they are and I support that right and if you don’t, well I feel sorry for you because you are missing out on your own growth as a human being… a caring and excepting human being.  Jesus said, “Judge not lest you be judged.” I’ve thought about that comment a lot throughout my life. Judge not lest you be judged. No one wants to be judged or made the butt of jokes. Judge not lest you be judged. Six simple words that can make such a big difference in not only your life but that of someone else. So, click on the link. Be who you are and let others be who they are.

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