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How I Became a Social Conservative by Default

I didn't become a social conservative, social conservatism came toward me.

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John Hawkins

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November 26, 2012 - 7:00 am

I even at times draw the ire of diehard social conservatives who don’t like the 20 Hottest Conservative Women In The New Media contests that I run every year or the fact that I’ve been a little too friendly to the gay community. I have gay friends, I support GOProud, and I was even the very first sponsor of Homocon, which was the event that put GOProud on the map.

On the other hand, I didn’t support gays in the military, I think the Boy Scouts are making the right call about gay members and Scoutmasters, I was one of the millions of people who participated in Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, and I couldn’t more adamantly oppose gay marriage.

Some people might find those stands contradictory, but as Billy Graham has said, God will not judge a Christian guilty for his or her involuntary feelings.” So as a sinner in a world full of sinners, I may not always condone people’s behavior or agree that they should get what they want just because they want it, but that doesn’t mean I have to look down on them, hate them, or treat them badly. It’s true that God’s definition of marriage does not include gay marriage, but our God is a loving God who doesn’t tell us to hate people because they disagree with us.

Along the same lines, God is not okay with murdering innocent children. Saying you’re a Christian who’s pro-choice is like saying you’re a Christian who worships Satan. What you’re saying makes no sense because it contradicts what you claim to believe on the most fundamental of levels.

This gets into the reason that someone like me, flawed though I am, could now fairly be called a social conservative.

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