Doing the right thing may cost people friends. That has always been the case. Particularly in view of my post earlier today, expressing the wish that more Christians would stand up for the marginalized and practice courageously inclusive love, instead of standing against science or engaging in other such distractions, I felt the need to comment on the image that I’ve seen a few times on Facebook, in which people have said that it may cost them friends, but they stand for marriage equality. And so I made this in response:
It sometimes costs people friends to side with the marginalized. When that happens, it can be saddening. But to stand up for the rights of others to be treated fairly – rather than to try to utilize the power of the state, or bullying, or anything else to impose your views on others by direct or indirect force – is to be closer to the example of Jesus than many in our time who claim to represent him.