I am disgusted, saddened, and more resolved than ever to stand against this kind of cruelty.
This speech is well worth watching – wonderfully crafted, funny, and refreshingly honest.
A bit about Dr. Ben Carson:
-Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital
-Separated the first conjoined twins at the head
-Overcame his extreme circumstances in his youth, attending Yale University for his undergrad degree
Yesterday, Amendment One passed in North Carolina. A barrage of horrendous, hateful comments have infiltrated the internet from both sides since then. I’ve seen the word “love” thrown around in sentences with profanity and unveiled anger. I’ve witnessed intense persecution against “religion” – Christianity, specifically. And I’ve seen disgusting homophobia. Hate.
What’s happening here? Since when are Christians the only one to blame for voting according to traditional values? I myself have family members who are ATHEISTS and they voted FOR the amendment. Alternatively, how DARE the church hatefully quote the Bible? The thing that angered Jesus more than anything else was the hypocrisy of the Pharisees!
Please, I adjure the (very few :)) people reading this to reconsider the way you approach this situation. Let’s rise above together by considering and respecting each other’s viewpoints on life. We have all felt alienated and alone at some point. Let’s not create those feelings in this situation. Whether you lauded the passing of the Amendment or were severely disappointed, use your powers of empathy and compassion for the party with views different from your own.
I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.