When Christians say, "God doesn't make mistakes," I don't know how they account for people like this lady.
"Pro-life activists in Kern County, the district Grove represents, didn’t stand behind Grove’s idea."
I never thought I would agree with pro life activists about anything!
ME: I'm sure I offended a few people with the "mistakes" quote. Personally, I think it's one of the more offensive little sayings since it's usually used to either gloss over things (denial crutch), dismiss science or to support hate speech or ignorance.
I don't think of things that happen as a mistake or not. I think stuff happens that isn't part of any "plan" and for some people their faith helps them deal with it. In it's best form, the saying, "God doesn't make mistakes" is a nice little coping mechanism to make people feel better or accept something that is difficult, say Down's Syndrome. At the worst it's used to push the delusion that homosexuality is a choice. Things go awry in nature whether you think it has to do with God or not. If you are going to bring God into it I think it makes more sense to boost yourself with the thought that God thinks you are good just as you are.