I really hate myself and my life choices right now. Why? Because I’m writing a thinkpiece about two pop stars because people outside of their industry are commenting on their antics at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) last night, and I am not a strong fan of either.
t’s not discrimination if you’re no longer allowed to set the terms and limits for the discussion surrounding an issue. It’s not persecution because you’re losing influence and political power due to your bigoted views. Folks are tired and aren’t standing for the crap anymore.
his happens a lot (more to conservative Christians, it seems) – a Christian takes a loud, public, obnoxious stance against any moral failings we encounter as humans (and, of course, say any reckless thing against the LGBT community) and is himself engaging in the same moral failings as the rest of us. It’s ultimately tragic that the lesson of YOU’RE NOT BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE is never learnt.
What people should make fun of us for isn’t our overwhelming opposition to same-sex civil marriage…(but)…for believing in a God who created the universe in 7 days and came to live as a man who died for our sins and rose from the dead 3 days later and sits on the right hand of God on a throne in Heaven and indwells us as Christians through the Holy Spirit.
This is my take on race relations in the U.S. in the lens of the decision to not indict Eric Garner’s killer, even though the coroner ruled the death a homicide and said the cause of death was external pressure applied to Garner’s chest and neck, preventing breathing.
This week I’m going off about Ferguson, Eric Garner, Mike Brown, the police, the government, Floyd Mayweather (bum of the week), Ray Rice, Louisiana, Mark Driscoll, the Christian Church, ISIL, and saying something about the re-emergence of Naomi Campbell’s long-lost edges. I also celebrate President Barack Obama, who is my boo this week. Enjoy!
Other Recent Points of View
Jesus has always been one to wade in the messy sewer backwash of my life and get me on a better path. That’s such a loving response. I mean, often we say we love people but aren’t willing to get to know them personally or walk through thorns and thickets with them to get them out and on to a better path.
Mike Huckabee has a lot to learn about Trans people and issues and he’s not alone. It would be better, however, if he wouldn’t show his discomfort in the form of “jokes” that are simply unfunny hate speech coming from a man whose Savior lovingly and graciously commands him to be kind to everyone, tenderhearted, and forgiving, and love others as he loves himself.
It’s past time for women to be recognized officially as Americans as many are indeed important parts of American history. As for Harriet Tubman, slavery happened. Stop trying to shy away from that reality and celebrate the strength and honor that came out of it with a story like Harriet’s.