Two gay (by their own admission), liberal, and Democrat-voting bloggers who are huge supporters of Hillary Clinton (?!) wrote a very telling blog post about former President George and Laura Bush.
Two articles are important to read.
This post was written on January 20th, when President Bush left office. It helps to read this first.
And this post was written recently on November 10th.
I don't agree with every single thing written, but these are two very good articles. I wrote before about the liberal media bias, and these two men really pleasantly surprised me. In fact, I was kind of shocked at what I was reading.
Some time ago, after a certain post that I wrote, I felt that I had really offended some readers, and offered an apology. It was not an apology for my beliefs or convictions, but for the way it was said. A reader of this blog then sarcastically "congratulated" me for being true to my Republican self and immediately doing damage control and apologizing. She was basically insenuating that I was quick to recount what I said and didn't know what I stood for.
It's called being gracious and admitting when there's some degree of fault on your part. And these two men were so gracious in this post about the Bushes. Admitting faults and having a respectful dialogue would get us so much further in discussions and debates. Now don't get me wrong; there are times that we need to be passionate for what we believe in, but it's like our Christian walk. I fully acknowledge that the Gospel WILL offend people at times, and we should never compromise the message. We can be righteous as can be and even have good, pious intentions, but if it's presented in a pushy, tactless way, no one will be won for Christ.
So, in that same vein, I'm grateful to these two Chicago bloggers. They didn't gain my agreement with their beliefs, thoughts, or political swayings, but they gained my respect. And isn't that sometimes the more important thing?