I like margaritas.
I like loud rock and roll.
I like kissing my husband.
I like hanging out with my gay and lesbian friends.
I love my tattoo!
If my daughter ends up marrying a black man, I don't care.
I am human and try really hard not to judge other people. That doesn't mean I always succeed, but I always try. So you can imagine how hard it is for me to be held up to a higher standard of morals than anyone else. And I am beginning to think Facebook is the devil's playground.
Our church is having its vacation bible school this week and I am in charge of the 4-6 year olds. One of my cutest little girls really likes Hubby and yesterday asked him if he was a real pastor. Hubby said yes, he was a real pastor. Then this angelic little girl smiled at him with the most cherubic look you have ever seen and said, "My mommy calls my daddy a pastor sometimes." I turned to Hubby and whispered, "Yeah, I bet that's what she's calling him." Hubby and I cracked up (if you don't get it, add a -d- to the end and figure out what it rhymes with) and I went to tell the little girl's aunt what she had said. The aunt laughed and talked about how the girl's family had attended the church up until a few years ago and maybe Hubby could talk to them and try to get them back. I told her that I would pass that on and I went back to my group. When I walked away from her I thought everything was fine.
Hubby got home last night and posted the story on his Facebook page without names. We woke up to an email this mornng from the aunt livid that we had perpetuated this story. Now the girl's family would never attend the church and she had to pray about it to see if she should tell the family what the girl said. She totally blew it out of proportion. Kids say things all the time to me and I only half listen to them. Plus, the girl could have been making things up or been confused with another word. It was just a cute story.
Well, to make a long story short, this woman accused us of being out of line (this church likes to accuse us of that a lot) and said that she was pulling the little girl out of VBS. She is refusing to answer Hubby's calls or our emails. I sent her an email apologizing for hurting her feelings, but letting her know when I walked away I thought everything was okay. I also told her that children say things like that all the time and adults love those stories, but no one believes them to be real reflections of what goes on at home.
So, anyway, now I am wondering if I will be attacked by this woman (the one who just happened to be the woman who provoked my rage when she said I must be glad I don't have to work this summer), if she will spread gossip among the sheep or if we are really going to make it at this church. Because all of these congregants requested to friend us before we even moved here but use FB as a means of judging whatever we say. It's like we're not supposed to be human.
And yes, I tightened the security on my FB page so tight that no church member will ever have access to it again. They can bitch and cry foul all they want. The line was crossed.