Kevin says / post ...but I am proud that I have overcome the mess that people like Mark create and am proud that I can counter some of their hate.
I've been following ~Deb for quite some time, myself; I'd really like to know why it is she feels the need to seek acceptance from those people
That was my thought as well. It is fine to try and be friendly with them, but seeking acceptance is something else. July 03 7:09 AM (http://kkaatz.spaces.live.com/)
Interesting exchange. I will admit I have always maintained a respectful dialogue with Kevin. I guess being friendly is the goal, not being accepted. That begs the question, why would anyone else accept him? Is that not the whole point of a "gay pride" parade?
Hypocrites speak about "love" and "tolerance" witnessing in silence the fruits of such, death and destruction, both body and soul.
Kevin writes about a woman who who smiled at him.
"I still think about the last march I attended in July here in S.F. A busload of parents from PFLAG went by on a tractor-trailer and an elderly woman caught my eye and smiled. I still feel shivers when I think of her and I just wanted to run up and hug her and thank her from the bottom of my heart for loving her children and in a way, loving me. "
What most people who have a world view supporting a 'gay' out and proud mentality, who by the way have no interest in seeking acceptance, have in common; an unhealthy dose of narcissism.
Kevin is touched by a smile, a gesture of acceptance and what he call's love. That is all well and fine. What a narcissistic world view will do however, is take that love and acceptance and project it solely on themselves. No where will those who live under a different headship, i.e.Christ, project a sense of pride in anything they do. It is all of God that is good. Living under the headship of Christ brings humility and a servants attitude. Standing in the middle of hate and risking one's own well being to spread the Good News of Christ on the cross. I want people to accept me, but I want God to accept me first. God first, me last. Something a 'gay pride' fest will never speak, nor will a theology or world view that celebrates any sexual acts outside one man and woman in marriage.
A world view of Love that is not something to die to yourself for, is no Godly love at all. Humility is proof of God's love.
Lastly, the next time you think pride is good thing, remember our almighty holy God lowered Himself and came to earth as a man. He got on His knees and washed the feet of sinful men, even the man who betrayed Him. That is incredible indescribable love!
You will not find that at any "pride" parade!“Let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth” (1 John 3:18).