Tuesday, June 14, 2016
I don't even know where to start...I don't know what to say...I don't know what to think, except that I'm sad and a little scared. Things, in this world....in our country, seem out of control. Another shooting....49 people dead....for what? For What? Because someone didn't agree with who they love? Because someone didn't agree with their lifestyle? Because someone thought his way was the only way? I haven't said anything regarding the shooting in Orlando, because honestly I didn't know what to say. I didn't, but what I do know is this.....violence is never the answer. Acting out of hate is never the answer. Murder is never the answer. I've tried hard to be careful in what I choose to read about this attack. I've read a few posts on social media....kind and loving posts, and then I've read a few comments. This is where I have to shut it down. People take someone's genuine hurt and concern for the people of Orlando, for the state of our country and turn it into a battle about who is right and who is wrong. I don't understand....I just don't! How could someone gun down innocent people because they didn't live the way he thought they should? How can people be so cruel to those who are heartbroken who are trying to show support and love, because they don't support the LGBT community? I'm gonna say it out loud, right here....it doesn't matter what you believe about homosexuality; nobody should die because they are gay. It doesn't matter if you support the LGBT community or not, cold blooded murder is not acceptable. God didn't orchestrate this....God loves all of His people....every single one of us. He doesn't "punish" this way. We don't all agree, that's part of free choice, part of being human, part of life; and the good thing is....we don't have to....we live in The Home of the Free. BUT....we need to come together during tragedies, not apart. We keep getting further and further apart, and making it all about "I'm right, and you're wrong!" That is not what our country was born on, that is not what our country is suppose to be about. We are suppose to live in a civilized country, where people can agree to disagree and express themselves and their beliefs, in a civilized manner. I keep hearing and reading things like...."It's so tragic, but...." There should be no "but", it's tragic....and devastating and horrific and horrifying.....no excuse. If you believe homosexuality is a sinful act, IT DOESN'T MATTER! If you believe homosexuality is not a sinful act, IT DOESN'T MATTER! People trying to justify this massacre is just plain ridiculous. We, as a people of the USA, are out of control. The government is out of control, the election is out of control, the country is out of control, the world is out of control. When innocent people are massacred, and we are arguing about whether we support the LGBT community or not; we are out of control. We have missed the point....NOBODY DESERVES TO BE GUNNED DOWN, BECAUSE OF WHO THEY ARE, WHO THEY LOVE OR THEIR LIFESTYLE....NOBODY! I've never ever classified my family & friends as gay, straight, black, white, asian, single, married, divorced, Christian, Atheist, Muslim, Jewish, etc. ....I've just been grateful they are my family & friends and love me for who I am. I'm praying for the people of Orlando. I'm praying for our country. I'm praying for our leaders. I'm praying for the people who wrote some of the horrendous comments I've come across, and that they will see that this isn't about being "right". It's about coming together and figuring out how to keep this from continuing to happen!! PERIOD!!!! I hope Jesus comes back soon. But until then.... I think I'm gonna write in "Savior" on the election ballot, because He's the only one who can save us from ourselves.