My response to This Modest Mom

A blog by the name of This Modest Mom recently published a post about canceling a $6,000 vacation to Disney World over a same-sex moment in the upcoming live-action version of Beauty and The Beast. After she received hundreds of responses that she deemed “hate mail,” she wrote a response defending her views as being neither homophobic or unreasonable. I was unable to post a response on her blog due to a server error, so I wanted to share it here in the hopes that she might run across it one day.

​Perhaps the reason people are singling out your anti-LGBT comments is because you made a point to focus on that issue in your last post. It’s in the title for goodness sake!

As someone who grew up Pentecostal, I would venture you are of the same background based on your appearance. I am also gay. I understand how strongly most Pentecostal people feel about homosexuality, but your “boycott” of Disney feels more like a convenient way of getting attention than a personal conviction.

After all, if you use Google, Facebook, or WordPress, you are utilizing companies that strongly support LGBT causes. Heck, the company that makes the phone you use most likely spends vast amounts of time and money promoting equality. It seems a bit hypocritical to pick and choose which companies you refuse to do business with, especially when your trip to Disney was an unnecessary vacation that would have cost you several thousand dollars.

While I am sure you are a nice person who is simply trying to do the “right” thing, I hope that one day you will wake up and realize just how wrong you are. You are on the wrong side of history, and you ignore the most basic tenets of Christianity while attempting to live a Christian life. It’s all about love, really, and if you can’t love and accept those who are different, then I don’t know how much you truly know about Christ.

Author: Brian

Blogger. Bookworm. Michael Jackson fanatic. Lives in Kentucky with partner of 12 years and three fabulous felines.

4 thoughts on “My response to This Modest Mom”

  1. What a beautiful response to her, and I love how sweet you are to her despite her twisted views. Your sentence “You are on the wrong side of history, and you ignore the most basic tenets of Christianity while attempting to live a Christian life” expresses exactly what I always think when I read those pseudo-Christian anti-LGBT posts. Thank you *hugs*.

    1. Hi Anke! I grew up around so many people who believe like her that it was practically impossible not to think of them when I was writing my response. That probably made me keep things as civil as I did, even though there was a part of me that wanted to lash out. As the old saying goes, you can catch more flies with honey than vinegar! XOXO

  2. I used to be a liberal and I was and still am an atheist. I used to defend gay rights against my christian wife to the point of heated arguments.
    But this was years ago. I was OK with tolerating gays, as far as I was concerned, they could do whatever they want behind closed doors. Just as much as scat lovers or golden shower lowers or furry lovers.
    However by now, it is no longer enough to just tolerate their behavior, you have to actually like it and accept that it is pushed into your face and the faces of your children whenever others want it.

    I refuse to have to like gays.

    Believe me, it takes a lot to drive me into the Christian camp, but what gays and the Democratic government have done together is just that. I feel more at home with conservative Christians now than with liberals and gays.

    Maybe gays don’t give a damn, but that goes both ways. I have stopped to give a damn about them. And so do more people because we don’t like to be called names just because we feel revulsion when we see two men kiss.

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