Letter to the Editor: Pride month sounds good but should be rejected

June 8, 2024 | 12:01 am

Updated June 8, 2024 | 1:02 am

Letter to the Editor

Calls are coming from every quarter to make June Pride month. We hear it benefits the community. Our community should encourage kindness; and what better way than Pride month?

However, Pride month-style kindness misses the mark for actually benefiting our community. Pride kindness takes the spotlight for itself. It crowds out all other virtues. There is so much focus on kindness, to the exclusion of any hard truths or genuine love, that our community is suffering for it.

Hopefully the command “love thy neighbor” is at this point ringing in some of our ears. Should we separate the phrase from the man best associated with it? He showed extraordinary kindness, but He did not let kindness override genuine love or outweigh truthfulness, no matter how much His audience itched to hear otherwise.

In stark contrast to the so-called freedoms associated with Pride month, He sought to obey his Father. Through this He offers something Pride month is unable to give our community: true freedom, life, fellowship, and the way to a real God from whom all blessings for a rural KY community could flow.

Pride month sounds good, at first. But if we want love and not easy substitutes, we must reject Pride month. We must hate it. We must hate it as a consequence of faithfully loving one another. We must not let Pride month gain an audience with our hearts, but instead obey the one who today lives in kingly power to benefit our community.

Written by
Aaron Thomas

June 8, 2024 | 12:01 am

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