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Here is where a lot of people seem to come to cognitive dissonance. We need to treat all people with respect. But, I don’t want someone teaching my children a different moral standard than what I believe. But, I can’t deny them a teaching job at a public school because of their sexual preferences. It is politically incorrect to say “I don’t want my children growing up learning that it is okay to marry someone of the same gender”. But that is what I believe. And there are a lot of other Oregonians who seem to agree with me.
Some people may have difficulty understanding how I can say that I care about someone but I don’t want them teaching my child. Do you want a person who steals to teach your children that it is okay to steal? Probably not. Does that mean that you hate the person who steals? Unless they stole a great deal from you, perhaps not. Many of you may say there is a great deal of difference between stealing and being gay. True enough. Someone who sees nothing morally wrong with homosexual marriages may not be able to comprehend what I am saying.
Please realize this at least. We have a wide variety of moral positions held by the population of Oregon. Except for those moral positions that are stated in law (“don’t steal”, etc.), I don’t force my moral beliefs on someone else. What I do hope is that others won’t force their moral beliefs on me.
We seem to be losing the ability in this country to be able to disagree with someone yet still love them. Let us all strive through civil discourse to agree where we can. And to love each other when we cannot agree.
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