Editor's Note: I occasionally find items on the internet (yes, especially on Facebook) that are appropriate, but whose authors are, as in this case, unknown. When I have an author's name, I can usually find them and I always ask their permission before I post what they've written. I've been unable to find the name of the author of the piece below, but I thought the sentiments expressed were important, so here it is.
For all of you who aren’t sure,
It is possible to be gay and Christian.
It’s also possible to believe in God and science.
It is possible to be pro-choice and anti-abortion.
It is equally possible to be a feminist and love and respect men.
It’s possible to have privilege and be discriminated against, to be poor and have a rich life,
to not have a job and still have money.
It is possible to believe in sensible gun control legislation and still believe in
one’s right to defend one’s self, family, and property.
It’s possible to be anti-war and pro-military.
It is possible to love thy neighbor and despise his actions.
It is possible to not have an education and be brilliant.
It is possible to be Muslim and also suffer at the hands of terrorists.
It is possible to be a non-American fighting for the American dream.
It is possible to be different and the same.
We are all walking contradictions of what “normal” looks like.
Let humanity and love win.