I don’t talk about politics much, but this week has been a bit unusual.
Busy week on both sides.
I hate that the majority of states have laws like North Carolina’s.Â I hate that President Obama only made a statement because he wasÂ backed into a corner.Â I hate that fundamental human rights are a political issue in America, not in 1776 or 1863 or 1919 or 1963 but 2012.
But something else is bothering me.
I hate that the nation is treating this like a stupid playoff game.
See, we deeply disagree. I believe that gay marriage is ethical, moral, a positive force in society, and in keeping with my beliefs as a Christian.Â Amy believes I’m wrong. But whlie she and I disagree profoundly, we can discuss it respectfully.
Why is this not the way the national conversation is going?
Whether for you this is about civil rights or the sanctity of marriage, it’s a big deal. It matters.Â So why aren’t we acting like it?
Why does any issue that becomes political devolve into shouty sloganeering?