Monday, May 16, 2011

Observation of the day

I just read an article about CNN Anchor Don Lemon. He has officially 'come out'. This is what struck me as I read the article....

"Today I chose to step out on faith and begin openly living my own truth...There was a time when I was terrified of revealing these things to the person I love most in this world--my own mother. But when I finally mustered the courage to tell her that I had been molested as a child and that I was born gay, my life began to change in positive ways that I never imagined possible," says the 45-year-old newsman, who is making the rounds in support of his new memoir, Transparent.

I have to be honest... I would have choked on my gum while reading that (if I had been chewing on some). -- had been molested as a child and that I was born gay-- REALLY!!! I'm sorry for as many people that I have met and as many stories that I have read. REALLY!!! I'm sorry but >95% of the people I know that have or have had same sex attractions have suffered from some sort of abuse. That sort of answers the nature vs nurture question if you ask me. So my heart goes out to this gentleman as he wanders down the path leading to heartbreak and never truly fulfilling his legitimate God created needs.

Oh... and another thing that may have slipped past the casual observer. There is an interesting tidbit at the beginning of his quote. "....begin openly living my own truth" This just struck me because this is what society is supporting... no absolute truth. Truth is all relative to your own feelings. I'm sorry but there is an ultimate absolute truth in all things. It's like jumping out of a tree after you say you don't believe in gravity. Sorry but the absolute truth of physics is going to cause some serious injury if not death. In the case of jumping out of the tree the results are just more instantaneous than other choices people may make. Though self proclaimed truths will lead down a path where the consequences may not be experience for years, even decades.