This crime was different.
It’s woken us up.
An entire nation has risen
to say enough is enough.
Hate crime or not,
we may never know
but it’s brought an issue to light
that we can’t afford to let go.
This tragedy touched many
It could’ve been me, you, or him.
The guy in line behind us
or the girl at the gym.
When we focus on differences
all of us lose.
Black, white, or grey
We all could improve.
We ought to be stopping
those who perpetuate hate.
The issue only gets more urgent
until it is too late.
We must stop the media
who pits us against them
and the psychotic extremists
who really just need a friend.
See, not one of us knows for certain.
All we have is our beliefs
and they’re as precious as jewels,
even to faithless thieves…
Who try to steal our homes,
our loved ones, and our rights.
Peace or domination,
both are worth the fight.
But when you strip away religion
all that’s left is the Truth.
Our God is your God
and Love is our proof.
I don’t usually like to get too political on here because every one has their differing beliefs and opinions, as they’re entitled to…but I do find it a bit disheartening that we claim people are allowed to have their own opinions but then reprimand these people for expressing them. Differences are what makes our world go ’round.
“While some of Phil’s unfiltered comments to the reporter were coarse, his beliefs are grounded in the teachings of the Bible. Phil is a Godly man who follows what the Bible says are the greatest commandments: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart’ and ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ Phil would never incite or encourage hate. We are disappointed that Phil has been placed on hiatus for expressing his faith, which is his constitutionally protected right…. Again, thank you for your continued support of our family.”
I, myself, am a huge Duck Dynasty fan. And I think Phil’s suspension was a mistake by A&E. Whether or not you agree with Phil’s belief is one thing, but free speech is another. Free speech is our constitutional right.
Then again, the media has been restricting free speech for decades, this is just one incident that is calling our attention to it. Reality TV, not so real after all.
Women don’t usually fall in love. Women dive into love.
Men fall in love. They’re running from it, getting hit in the back of the head with it, and fall.
Open your mind, arms, and heart to new things and people. We are united in our differences.