Hey guys, I hope you've had a great day so far. I sure have and I'm thankful for each second of the day. I'm airborne at the moment and I'm thankful for zero turbulence.
So the airport was crowded an hour ago, there was an imminent Air France flight and the intending passengers were of mixed ethinicities, and races. However I couldn't help but notice this one family, a group of siblings most likely. They caught my attention because of the way they hovered around one of them. On closer inspection you'd find that the one in the centre is an adult in his early twenties, he's got really good looks, in fact he looks almost feminine and in truth he actually looks like he might be very gay. I kinda got the feeling that his siblings, despite what he is, still love him so much and knowing the climates they're in, are very protective of him.
It immediately brought to mind the recent wedding of Mpho Tutu, daughter of South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu. People had very mixed feelings about him attending that wedding. If you're wondering why then you obviously don't know that she's a lesbian and the wedding in celebration of her marriage to her gay lover. She's a mother of two from a previous traditional marriage btw.
I read comments on various blogs. Some saying that an Archbishop attending a gay wedding was mockery of God and God cannot be mocked! Some saying that it was actually ok. Some saying that they did not care if she's his daughter; he holds a very high religious position and should have therefore dissociated himself from the marriage and wedding.
Reading through the comments, many holding the opinion that Archbishop Tutu's action was morally and spiritually reprehensible. I began to wonder if there's a line we draw when it comes to loving, our loved ones and sexual orientation. I'm not sure about every family but I would like to believe that the idea behind being a part of a family includes experiencing unconditional love.
But when a loved one's sexual orientation is not in line with our religious or moral beliefs does it exempt them from this unconditional love?
It was very interesting to read people views and I would love to hear yours. What say you, if gay marriage is legal in your country, would you attend the wedding of a gay family member or does your love suddenly become conditional?
Do you disapprove of the former Archbishop attending his lesbian daughter's gay wedding?