There have been some pretty heated debates over this election, and I'm not talking about the candidates.
There was the lady in Michigan who refused candy to trick-or-treaters whose parents support Obama. It kind-of sounded like a funny joke, until I read the lady's comments, and she was dead serious. I think her words were, "Oh well, we all have a choice." I can see her shunning one of her own children who might vote for Obama--but, as she said, we all have a choice. Like the good book says, it's our job to shun others for that choice.
Even more disturbing was the man who hung an effigy of Sarah Palin off his house with a noose around her neck. So she might not make the best interviewer, but what alternative universe is that guy living in that makes that "joke" even remotely funny?
We welcome all friends to our house. Both McCain supporters and Obama supporters. Those for Proposition 8 and those against. Quietly, behind the curtain of the ballot box, I'll vote my conscience. But I won't wear it on my sleeve, and our door is open to all. Let us break bread together. Nothing brings us more together than a nice meal cooked by my sweet husband--unless you're vegetarian. We're still trying to devise a plan on how to include vegetarians. We aren't perfect.
Post script: Please note that the following topics have been deemed "safe" to talk about while visiting our home:
- Proper foot wear and care
- Scars inflicted on you/by you during high school gym class
- Your most embarrassing moment involving a member of the opposite/same sex with whom you had the hots for
- Winter sports you most enjoy
- Summer sports you most enjoy
- H.S. football glory stories
- BYU football glory stories (Please do NOT mention your affection for the U.)
- Your glory days in general
- Why The Office is possibly the best television show ever.
- The untimely demise of Arrested Development.
- Small towns verses supposed small towns. Burley is a metropolis compared to Blanding or Why having a Wal-Mart automatically makes you a big town.
- Triathlon/running stories
More to come.