Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin: Historically

If you truly love someone, do you deny them the best that life has to offer?

I don’t hate Native Americans; I just think things will work out better for everyone if we move them to their own special areas.

I don’t hate people with cognitive disabilities; I just think they shouldn’t be allowed to have babies.

I don’t hate Jews; I just think they should wear a star on their clothes.

I don’t hate the Japanese; I just think we’ll all be safer if we put them in camps until the war is over.

I don’t hate women; I just think they belong in the kitchen and not the voting booth.

I don’t hate black people; I just think they should sit at the back of the bus.

I don’t hate Muslims; I just think they should dress like regular Americans if they want to live here.

I don’t hate Mexicans; I just think we can’t be too careful about making sure they’re here legally.

I don’t hate fat people; I just think a thin person would be better at this job.

I don’t hate gay people; I just think they shouldn’t be allowed to get married.

For Brian on our 12th (!!!) anniversary. My companion, friend, partner, and lover, I can’t imagine my life without you, can’t bear to think of a world in which you are not my spouse. I pray that before the next 12 years of our marriage have passed, love and justice will grow in our nation until every couple who wants to be married, will be married.

Happy anniversary to my beloved. You’re my favorite.

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8 thoughts on “Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin: Historically”

  1. Happy anniversary!
    I also think ‘the sin’ is a big deal to ask someone not to participate in — I love my marriage and my sex life. Maybe the sin-haters don’t? How else can’t anyone be nonchalant over what it means to deny these rights?

  2. I hope that you don’t mind that I shared this on both Pinterest & facebook. Links of course, so that you are properly credited.

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