The best comment I ever heard was “Opinions are like assholes: everybody has one.” But how often do we become an asshole by standing by our opinion and not hearing someone else’s?
I go to a site on the internet called Your Other Brothers (http://www.yourotherbrothers.com). It is a place where others who are gay (SSA) and seeking Christ can come together. I usually post on their blog, making little comments about my life and my experiences.
A relative stranger posted on my comments about counseling youth and propaganda of the LGBT community, saying that I shouldn’t paint them all in a generalized term. I immediately became suspicious because of my encounters with Angry Activist and Detractor. I wouldn’t listen to him, because I was sure that I was right. I became angry, just sure that he was trying to get me to go back into the gay lifestyle.
I berated him and falsely accused him.
I had become the one thing that I abhorred. I had become a fascist asshole.
I had not served the Lord, and because of me, someone did not hear the message of salvation. I was wrong.
I wish I could take it all back, but I can’t. I didn’t watch what I said.
Is my faith in God and my pride in celibacy really threatened by someone who has a different opinion? Maybe I’m just an asshole.