My family and I are visiting Amsterdam this week, and today the city is holding its annual Gay Pride Canal Parade. It’s the largest gay pride event in the Netherlands and one of the largest in the world. The tourist website says it draws over a half million spectators. I feel lucky that my wife, our teen-age son, our college-age daughter, and I will be among them this year.
Same-sex marriage has been legal in the Netherlands since 2000. They were alone then, but 23 other countries have followed since, including the U.S. in 2015. But you said in 2014: “I believe marriage should be between one man and one woman.” The Supreme Court said you were wrong. Has your opinion changed since then? Or do you still consider gay people to be less than human?
I wish you could be in Amsterdam today. The canal parade includes boats sponsored by the city, its police department, the national ministry of defense, the ministry of security and justice, and the military. You should especially see the one by gay Christians. Or do you still imagine that God condones your bigotry?