Tonight, while watching the news, I saw a story about a local bakery in Indianapolis, 111 Cakery, who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple. “As artists, we have to find inspiration to create something special for our clients,” said the owner. “When asked to do a cake for an occasion or with a theme that’s in opposition with our faith? It’s just hard for us. We struggle with that. There is zero hate here. This causes us to do a lot of soul searching. Why are we doing what we do? We want to show the love of Christ. We want to be right with our God, but we also want to show kindness and respect to other people.”
Just wanted to send out a thank you out for all of the support and add some more of my thoughts about gay marriage. Please watch the video below and respond to how gay marriage will affect you! Tell your story! Get it out! The more we’re heard the more change will occur! Tell your story of love! #mystoryoflove (my story of love)
Again, thanks for everything! Share your story below! Share it everywhere and tag it #mystoryoflove
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As many of you know by now, yesterday I wrote a piece called Dear Annie, This is How Indian’s Gay Marriage Ban Will Affect Me. I woke up, expected to receive 30-40 views. The last time we looked, it had passed the 200,000 mark and was growing minute by minute. We are extremely touched and honored that my little piece about our small lives affected so many people. We have received hundreds of emails, messages, phone calls and texts from people across the country in support of our marriage. We are trying to respond to each message so each person knows how much you warmed our hearts. One message specifically affected us on a deeper level.
While trying to fall asleep tonight, my husband Alex already fast asleep next to me, our dog at our feet, I scanned my feed on Facebook. After reading several news updates about the 4-5 fatal shootings today in Indianapolis, I found post after post about how Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma, in a last ditch effort to save his agenda, moved the proposed ban to another committee, where it will be heard on Wednesday. Interestingly enough, you sent me a message earlier in the day stating, “Peter, I need your help! I am on the list to possibly testify in front of a house committee for HJR-3. They haven’t picked me yet, but they are going to ask about any stories I know of people who are married or what not…stories of discrimination or loss they may feel. I was just wondering if you have anything you want to tell me.” Well, Annie, since you asked, and I’m happy that you did, this is how I feel.
Sometime in the last few months I joined Goodreads and became instantly obsessed. It has literally become my favorite, current, social media site…easily! In a world saturated with chaos filled status updates and Tweets, Goodreads goes back to the basics, joining people together who have one common love…books!