Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Hate Free Zone....


Those of you that know me, know I'm a VERY positive person. Lately, however I've been a little disheartened by all the negative stories directed at specific groups or religions. From the minister and church in Kentucky that refused membership to interracial couples, to Lowe's Home Improvement pulling their ads from All American Muslim, to parents throwing their gay children out on the streets, to the hateful comments regarding the interracial article our family was featured in, in USA Today. There's so many more but I think you get the picture. Each one has a running theme...ignorance and hate based on the unknown.

The minister and church denying interracial couples membership? I'm speechless. Did we just go back in time? A church teaching hate? Isn't that an oxymoron? Or are they just morons? Sorry, I normally don't say that about people but in this instance I couldn't resist. I wish the minister and members could spend one week with us so they could see that we are just a family full of love....nothing more, nothing less.

Lowe's Home Improvement removing ads from All American Muslim because a small Christian group complained? Since when does one religion have a say over the other? C'mon Lowe's...have you ever seen the show? The entire point is to open minds and erase assumptions. You just threw that out the window in an instant! Are we living in the dark ages or America? Shame on you Lowe's. 

Parents throwing gay children away like trash? How is this possible? How does a parent stop loving their child because they can't accept their partner? The heart can't help who it falls in love with. Love's funny like that. Trust me, I know.

The hateful comments on USA Today because we are an interracial family? Really? I had to stop reading because the horrible words made my stomach turn. How can someone hate us if they don't even know us?


Why are we hating instead of loving? Why are we erasing instead of embracing? This is supposed to be the season of peace and love no matter what the religion. How can one hate what they don't even know? That is called ignorance.

Does it matter if I'm Christian, Muslim, Jewish or Buddhist? Does it matter if I'm black, white, brown or green? Does it matter if I'm gay, straight, or go both ways? No, it doesn't. What matters is...if I have a heart, if I'm kind, if I'm giving and if I'm loving.  
 
The irony in all of this is, religion is supposed to teach love. What is happening here? Why is it okay to love some and hate others? It's not. I can guarantee that whether someone worships in a church, temple, mosque or home, there is NO religion that says it's okay to hate. Only people do. No matter the race, religion, or sexual orientation....open hearts and open minds don't discriminate.  
 
I'm Christian, I'm straight, and I refuse to hate!

5 comments:

Madgew said...

The Daily Show said it best when they were talking about Lowe's worrying about a tiny fragment of the population when then advertize on Toddler's and Tiara's but not American Muslim's who they are worried are radicals and they are not sharing it on TV. All Muslims are terrorists and because American Muslim doesn't show that part the show is not true. Such Bullshit from a tiny, tiny little group call FAA. Jon Stewart was all over it. It was so funny. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2011/12/late-night-jon-stewart-on-all-american-muslim-controversy.html
Love your post today Amy.

Amy Wise said...

Madge,

It's mind blowing to me that Lowe's would even listen to them! What were they thinking? Wow! I just saw The Daily Show clip on facebook....hilarious!

Thanks for the love woman!
A.

johni said...

Things can only be in your marriage is "not well", or it may seem that your marriage is directed from the impending disaster and destruction. So that hope can be a little advice Christian Marriage be just what you need...

Mark said...

I agree! It does not matter what your background is and who you are! All that counts is that your relationships and marriages are founded in love!

Amy Wise said...

Mark,

Exactly...founded in love is ALL that matters! Thank you for reading and commenting.

Amy