F[COLOR="Red"]Folks, as any of you who have been following my blog know, I am opposed to discrimination, exclusion, prejudice, and most of all violence against any segment of society, but even more so, against a segment of society who has done nothing more than be themselves. We who are Christians should rightfully take the lead in protecting our brothers and sisters, regardless of race, gender, or sexual persuasion, based on the simple fact that these are anthropological traits, and not something that is voluntary or sinful.
However, in this country and world, there are those who would take color, sex, or sexual persuasion, and make it something vile; something to be abhorred. And this type of behavior is the result. I ask of you, each and every one of you, is this what you as a resident of planet earth, really want for us to believe and our children to inherit? Is this how you wish for us to act toward another one of our very own kind; unique in anthropology, yet a member of the human race?
I, unlike, the activists noted in this article, do not blame anyone specifically; I blame all of us! How in the world can we pray for peace; a world free from terror and human suffering; and not pay attention to all that this signifies? Oh, Lord, how on earth can we condone such horrific behavior?
People of the world: Pay attention please! This could be happening to you; to one who you love, or one whom you know. This is the product of hatred and misunderstanding. This is the work of Evil driven thought. A man has given his life for who he is and what he believed. For what reason exactly did he have to die; His uniqueness; His sexual persuasion? I don’t know about the rest of you, but I do not feel threatened by this man; I do however feel threatened by those who would have done this atrocious act of violence.
My blog was started by me; in a feeble attempt to point out to one church and one body of human beings how a single act of exclusion or prejudice can hurt so very many. Perhaps, as we progress down this path, and perhaps as more and more examples are set forth before each of us, maybe, just maybe, we can all be more understanding and tolerant of our individual differences, and agree to live together. Folks, this is terrorism! In every sense of the word, this is an act of violence against someone who would want nothing more than to live their life, being who they are. Is it really too much for us as a race to allow our brothers and sisters who would be unique from us, to live?
To you; all of you; I ask this question:
IS THE GIFT OF LIFE, GIVEN BY GOD TO ALL OF US, NOT SO PRECIOUS, THAT WE CAN AFFORD TO KILL THOSE WHO ARE UNIQUE FROM US?
Have we really not progressed from the days in which army’s slaughtered millions in the name of the Christian crusades? Are we progressing as a race, or is the radical Islam interpretation of the Koran now the vehicle with which we slay members of our race in the name of religious purity? Folks, I said WE, not them; not us. WE are the members of humankind that must survive on a rock barely perceptible in the universe. And yet, we act as though we are supreme!
If this is supremacy, I would choose something other by which to set my personal code of existence and my belief system.
Rest in peace David Kato, for you did nothing to deserve your demise, other than be true to who you were. And as I recall, another died a horrific death also, simply because He was who He was and for Him I am grateful!