last night christian did something we have both been thinking about for a while although we hadn’t really verbalized it to each other. tools in hand he went downstairs and removed our license plate holder. the brigham young university license plate holder. the brigham young university license plate holder on our 2008 honda crv.
why did we do that? i guess it was a preemptive strike. we live in seattle and this is our chapel. we don’t live in states that had propositions up for vote but my family and friends and cousins do. i am a christian. i am a latter day saint christian. i am a latter day saint christian who supports marriage between a man and a woman. there. i said it.
for the first time in my life i have experienced dread, anxiety and fear where discussing my church was concerned. this is foreign for me as i have welcomed any chance to discuss my beliefs and the church. but the stakes are higher. the fight is uglier.
my friend’s mom made me realize i could speak up and it could be powerful – despite a loud sea of objection. although i know that many of my friends do not agree with me – i must speak up in support of those who do.
although i feel stripped of my identity at least where my car is concerned… i am not ashamed and i will not be still.