Dear Christian Blogger

Today I met a Christian blogger. “Culture of Violence?”  He wrote. Then, he proceeded with verbal assault.

Previously, I referenced his work, but I was respectful. I know how to hold my tongue when it comes to judging others. That’s not my place. I was called to love.

This is my personal response to the writer. 


Dear Christian Blogger,

Actually, the initial thoughts behind our culture of violence go much deeper than that.

Of course, you approached my blog with your glasses of judgement meticulously formulated and focused on your own way of thinking. After all, you’re a Christian. So, anything you do and say MUST be with good intentions, right?

You made sure to let me know it was “nothing personal.” It’s just your religion to point out people’s tragedies, shortcomings and faults, right? I understand.

You’re a Christian.

You have an important message to share with the world. Do you know what story I think of when I think of Christians much like yourself?

Mary Magdalene, one of Jesus’ greatest servants. Others fed Him, worshiped Him, followed Him and shouted His praises…

She washed His dirty feet with her hair and she was humbled!

I imagine she felt so honored because she was a whore. (As you’ve attempted and failed to make me to be in your introduction.)

Or maybe she wasn’t holy enough or clean enough, much like the diseased woman who strained and reached out to simply touch the hem of His garment.

I imagine I’m a lot like them.

After all, that was your intention, right? You’ve got to appeal to your readers who are similar to you; their Bibles turned to the page that gives permission for judgement.

It’s okay. I understand.

You’re Christians.

My previous relationship was with a female. The next time you want to attack me, read further! You would have had great ammunition to keep you focused.

I began that relationship the same month that I was violently sexually assaulted in someone’s front yard, while 5 other people watched.

But hey, make light of my pain and use it for your sermon. Amen? Thank God, Jesus never did that!

In all of my articles, at no point do I ever blame police. However, when you’re a writer and you cover stories that are in the media, the facts that you report have to be exact. Your kind of judgement wouldn’t make it to Elite Daily. But hey, you’re welcome to try.

If you had scanned less and read more, your information about my concept would be thorough and well-debated.

But it’s not.

See, this was my first article on our culture of violence. It was published in May 2014. You’d know, if you read it.

My second article covers who is to blame for the culture we’ve created. It very clearly points no fingers to anyone but us.

We the people!

My third article to address our culture of violence was this article. It’s about child abuse and domestic violence. But I’m sure in your eyes, the victim is to blame.

It’s okay. I understand.

You’re Christian, right?

That makes your prejudices acceptable and justifies judgement. At least, that’s the message you’re sending.

Then, I wrote about violence going viral. No, I didn’t blame police, at all! I called the people to action to stop the violence by exclaiming,

These are our children!

If you ask me, the fact that you’ve “read” so much of my work and given it so much thought (clearly), tells me a lot about your love, your thoughts and your heart.

Actions speak louder than words.

After reading a ridiculously loud message of love, you found the hate and judgement. The same way in your article about the death Leelah Alcorn.

You see, with every single article I have written, I’ve used “we, people, us” etc.

I’ve reminded people that we are all human and I’ve plead to the people,

Tell them that you love them and they matter!

God called us to do just that.

Sounds like He has called you to judge. And the message that you’re sending speaks loads.

Doors closed.

If God has called you to be a light in this world, why is it that none of your posts reflect it?

We do have a culture of violence.

Some of the most horrendous acts of violence we see today
flow from the very mouths of people.

Much like yourself.

Keep your religion. I’ll keep my faith and choose love.

Love changes people.

 

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Dear Loved Ones


Rest In Love™

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We Have A People Problem

We have a problem, America.

It’s convenient to focus vexation at our country’s ever-present adversity on impractical venues such as government. After all, we can vote, complain, post bumper stickers and invest in campaigns, but we really can’t change much.

Yet, what do we do in an effort to make changes? We find someone who resembles ourselves, carries our morals and will do what we want them to do (we think). Then we go vote for our hopeful savior. Whew! We did our part! Now, what’s for dinner?

Six months later, we find ourselves right back where we started. We’ll point to the president, media, Wall Street, guns, drugs and poverty; anything to keep us from looking at the real picture:

“We the people” are the problem!

The solution begins with us. If we cannot make a change, then we shouldn’t even bother showing up to vote because we have already failed.

After my previous article, I found myself engaged in many debates about guns. Soon, I realized I was saying the same thing over and over again: We have a people problem.”

The more I thought on that, the more media stories flooded my mind, and they all had a common denominator: people.

Recently, the Slender Man case that’s been monopolizing the media has sparked the ethical debate of whether or not children should be tried as adults. As I watched the masses respond, I was appalled.

Of course, it was a horrible tragedy, but among the comments were remarks such as, “Hang ‘em!”; “Death penalty!”; “It’s a shame what our children have become!”

Yet, didn’t we establish and sustain a justice system specifically for juveniles? Didn’t we do that because they are, indeed, children? Children have not changed; we have changed. We’re not legally focused, anymore; we’re emotionally charged.

What about those two 12-year-old girls? Didn’t we create that law to protect them, too?

People.

Not long before that, I found myself shocked that an elementary school student’s gender identity disorder made the front page of news outlets, announcing how a boy had returned to school as a girl.

I was angered by every media outlet that felt it was okay to make her a hot topic for debate, but I was even more upset at the people.

Again, I watched as the comments filled the thread, “This nation’s going to hell”; “That’s why homosexuals shouldn’t raise kids” (the child was raised by a loving mother and father); “I don’t want my kids exposed to that!”

Yet, do we not still fight for freedom? Have our forefathers, sons, mothers and fathers not died defending our freedom for every American citizen?

Like selfish fools, we disregarded her privacy, her vulnerability, her age, her disorder and her family, and we did what we do best, America! We made it all about us.

People.

“American Schools Are STILL Racist,” wrote, Joy Resmovits of the Huffington Post. I can’t get the beginning of that title out of my mind. Why didn’t this article go viral? Why weren’t we angered by that? Who stood up to make a change? Who took action? Who talked about racism with their children?

Why are we not angered and enraged to see any adult take his fists to a child, even if that child is a teenager? An adult is 18 years of age as defined by law! How do we stand back so smugly and announce on public networks, “That bus driver can drive my kids to school every day of the week!”

Then we look at ourselves, our nation, our families and our children, and we wonder what we’ve become and where we went wrong.

WE the People!

That means all of us, every single person in this world.

It means if we want our schools safe, we should keep our homes safe. If we want our streets free of crime, we need keep our homes free of crime and teach our children the same. If we want guns to be controlled and to reserve our right to bear arms, we need to keep our guns controlled inside our homes!

If we want our children to love and respect others, we should love and respect them every day, at the dinner table, on the phone, in the middle of the night or early in the morning when we’re already running late. We need to show them our love every single minute of the day!

If we want to a change in our nation, “we the people” have to change.

Time is of the essence.

We cannot stand back one more second and believe we have the right to shake our heads at our young people while setting such a poor example ourselves.

The most important culture this country thrives upon starts at our own front doors. 


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