So I consider myself a feminist. More on that later. I also consider myself a bit addicted to pinterest. I feel that each of these two attributes feeds one another. So here I was pinning away feminist type tins when I read one that really struck me. It read:
“We’ve been taught a woman’s body will cause men to sin. We’re told that if a woman shows too much of her body men will do stupid things. Let’s be clear: A woman’s body is not dangerous to you. Her body will not cause you harm. It will not make you do stupid things. If you do stupid things, it is because you chose to do stupid things.” -Nate Pyle
And I was like HECK YEAH! This guy is great! I want to read more! So I looked him up and read the rest of the blog post. ( http://natepyle.com/seeing-a-woman/ ) It’s really great. I was literally fist bumping the air in the library.
Then I hoped on over to his about me page. And I was like wait a minute…. this guy is a pastor who lives in Indiana. Tony, my boyfriend, has an uncle who is a pastor who lives in Indiana. They have the same last names: Pyle. After some facebook research, BOOM. This man who I stumbled upon on pinterest is my boyfriend’s uncle.
I almost cried, this is so funny!
So this leads to my next thought.
A while back I posted a rant about the Indiana Bill. I feel that though I started some thoughts, I didnt get a chance to really dive deep into the issue and what it means. Of course, my new favorite uncle wrote a post on it that almost brought me to tears.
What I want to highlight from it:
For that reason, I’d bake the cake. If Jesus can make 120-180 gallons of wine for a wedding party that is already long underway and not be condoning or celebrating drunkenness, I can make a cake for a wedding that I may have some theological issues with. Truth is, we as Christians do this all the time. We bake cakes for Jewish weddings, weddings for people who divorced for non-Biblical reasons, atheist weddings, and maybe even a Wiccan wedding. To choose one lifestyle we disapprove of as the one we cannot offer services to is hypocritical.
Read it. He articulates my thoughts better than I can.