Honestly, it gets a little harder every day.
I just read an article about the cast of “Hamilton” giving Mike Pence a message. He was there for the performance, and when a cast member asked him to stay to hear their “message,” Pence was booed. Then he was told that this cast was concerned that THEY would not be protected by Trump’s administration.They are a diverse group culturally, and I suppose it’s safe to assume sexually and spiritually as well. The guy who was delivering the message sounded so noble. In reality, he was just spewing the same old liberal trash that we’ve been subjected to ad nauseum for eight years, and which is getting louder as so many people storm the streets, accusing Trump and all conservatives of being the haters.
Yesterday I watched a video of riots somewhere, I don’t know where. There was a line of police officers, helmeted and probably wearing kevlar, because this is dangerous duty for them. A young woman had a pool noodle that she kept bopping over the head and face of an officer, who finally had enough and snatched the noodle away from her. She reacted by uttering one shriek after another and curling up in fetal position while other rioters rushed to her aide. Poor little thing, she’s grown up in the age of “everyone gets a trophy” and she really had no idea what it was like to be told “NO!” Either that, or she planned the whole thing ahead of time, hoping to get a cop in trouble.
Let’s talk for a minute about the safety of some other people: Business owners who hold strong beliefs based on the Bible. They are asked to bake, cater, provide flowers, etc. for a gay couple. Because they believe gay marriage is not approved in God’s Word, they politely decline. They end up being sued, forced out of business, ruined: and all the time, there were plenty of other businesses nearby that would have been glad to accommodate the couple. But no, everyone MUST bow to what the LGBT community demands, or they will find their stores vandalized and their money gone.
Would someone please explain how that is acceptable? For good, decent, law-abiding citizens running a private business, everything they have is on the line if they don’t appease people who are participating in something they cannot condone.They’re not making threats; they are glad to serve customers coming into their stores, and it doesn’t matter where they stand politically. But they’re not allowed to practice their religious convictions, even though no one is harmed by their doing so.Even though there are many other options for them to use in planning their weddings. None of that matters. They are “haters” because they hold to their beliefs.
I think all the nonsense taking place now in reaction to Trump’s victory is hateful. If it had gone the other way, there may have been a few Trump supporter who would have staged a protest; however, I am confident that it would never have been as long-lived, ugly, and relentless as what is happening now on the streets of our cities.
Okay, I’m done. And I welcome your comments on a couple of conditions:
- Be reasonable, not hateful. Don’t call me or anyone else ugly names.I am a well-educated professional, not an ignorant low-information voter.
- No profanity; no vulgar language; no swearing. And no threats.
If you can’t refrain from those behaviors, then I will not publish your comment. If you disagree with me and want to be treated with respect, then you have to give me the same.