The wonderful thing about living in a Western society is that we have freedom of speech.
We can express our thoughts, feelings and opinions as much as we want without being imprisoned, ostracized, or stoned.
We can hold peaceful protest without being arrested.
We can write letters, articles, and blogs about our beliefs and viewpoints.
Uplifting people with our words.
We harbour hate, discrimination, century old facts, and spiteful thinking.
Dangerously teaching our children that they will only be accepted if they fit into the cookie cutter views of our narrow-minds.
Last week I read a blog that began by discussing the writer’s views on speaking out.
She felt like she needed to do more of it.
She wanted her opinion heard; no more holding back.
I was excited! I love when people become fired up and want to evoke change.
But as I read more my heart began to pound and I was quickly filled with rage.
I encourage everyone to find their voice, to share their opinion, and to raise awareness. You never know when someone else’s view might enlighten you.
This was not an opinion.
Informing readers that homosexuality, abortion, and any other religion besides your own is wrong is discrimination.
It hurts my heart.
It turns my world red with uncontrollable anger.
It confuses me.
To the writer I ask,
Why the HELL does it matter to you who another person loves?
Who another person prays to?
Until you walk in another person’s shoes, are an active participant in that relationship, that marriage, or lay in that bed; until you have to make the decision to carry the baby that was conceived from a horrendous rape, you have NO right sticking your nose in this particular business and stating whether or not you approve.
It is not your life.
I am furious that this kind of hate is STILL written.
Understand THIS, haters.
It is NONE of your business!!