Thursday, August 7, 2008


So here's what I am thinking. I remember taking one of the kids to the ER a few years ago and having to endure some odd looks when the docs and nurses were trying to understand if it was "ok" for this child to have two moms. Today same kid different ER and nothing. Not one odd look, not one "Oh, I see, your one of those" just great care provided to the child. Everything was "normal".

Isn't that really what it's all about this concept of what is normal. The funny thing "normal" is an impossible thing. Everyone's definition is different therefore how can anyone or anything be normal? I look around my life and I see families going about their day. Taking their kids to school, grocery shopping, heading to work, and I think, "gee my family does all of that." To me that is a sign of normal when people do things everyone else does. My family has the same struggles a heterosexual family has. In fact, there is an article from that shows how even an Archbishop sees the similarities between gay and straight committed relationships.
Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams wrote in a series of letters that biblical prohibitions on homosexuality were not aimed at gays but at “heterosexuals looking for sexual variety in their experience.”

“I concluded that an active sexual relationship between two people of the same sex might therefore reflect the love of God in a way comparable to marriage, if and only if it had about it the same character of absolute covenanted faithfulness,” Williams wrote in one letter. (Full Article)

Well there you go. Thank you Archbishop for being able to see that families may look different but if they are loving, supportive, and care for one another, maybe, just maybe they can all be called "normal."

Those are my thoughts. Maybe you have some too.

1 comment:

  1. There are lots of gay families at my church. For people who don't think that is "okay," they should see all these parents chasing their toddlers, kissing boo boos, and trying to quiet them down. Doesn't get much more "normal" than that.