Sorry for the long break, lovebugs! Just trying to get accustomed to post-grad life. But until I update you guys on what’s going on (hopefully later this week or early next week), here’s a little something that has been on my mind for awhile now, but has become even more prevalent with the latest attack on Orlando. It’s a long one…
Here it goes:
So everyone that knows me knows that I can be extremely outspoken in defense of things that I believe in. And that list tends to grow, but some things have become staples:
1) Everyone deserves respect, no matter their religion, ethnicity, orientation, etc.;
2) Everyone deserves love, again, no matter their religion, ethnicity, orientation, etc.
However, you start to lose my respect when you begin to blame those who are being oppressed or targeted (victims of hate crimes, victims of sexual assault, victims of any crimes in general, the list goes on) because of how they are dressed, how they worship, how they essentially LIVE as a human being.
It is none of your damn business if someone goes out to a bar or a party every night.
It is none of your damn business who someone dates or marries or identifies as.
Here’s a wild thought, guys: WORRY ABOUT YOURSELF!
If you don’t like how someone lives, then don’t worry about them! Go about your own business!
Another thing that angers me is those who claim to love and be a loving individual, but then turn around and use judgmental and/or hateful language to put down the person and justify the horrendous act that happened to them.
“Well if she didn’t dress like that, then she wouldn’t have been attacked.”
“If she wasn’t such a tease….”
“If he actually dated a girl for once….”
“If they didn’t live in sin, they wouldn’t have been killed.”
“This is why homosexuals should turn to God.”
The absurd list goes on and on.
And to those who dare use the Word of God, a God of love, a God of forgiveness, a God of amazing grace, in such a hateful and damning manner. I hope you take a good long look at yourselves. Because we all have sinned and fallen short of His glory. So take that huge plank out of your own eye that can be seen from a mile away and check yourself.
If I upset you, too bad. Go get yourself a pudding cup, a nap, and get over it.
To everyone else, have a wonderful Monday!