I don't write on politics or religion. However . . . this has been bothering me and I think it is so so wrong. So, I am breaking my rule . . . just for today :)
Since when have we become a country where we, the people, are told by politicians what our opinions and views should be?? And heaven forbid we have differing views or opinions on issues - - we are vilified and hung on the nearest hanging tree, so to speak. When did this happen?
Since when can a mayor of a large city threaten an upstanding business by saying their "values are not our (the city's) values"? When did it become okay for a city council speaker to demand that a university evict an upstanding business because, again, their values are not hers? I say NEVER!
You all know what I'm talking about. Chick Fil A. I am for traditional marriage. Man and a woman. That is what I believe and I will not apologize for it to anyone. Does that make me anti-gay? OF COURSE NOT!!!! And does that make you better than me??? OF COURSE NOT!!!! Does that make me better than you??? OF COURSE NOT!!!!
I applaud anyone who stands up for what they believe in. And does it in a respectful, nonthreatening way. I am proud to live in a free land where we can do that. I am grateful to the people who fought and still fight to make this land free and great. I am saddened and ashamed of people who forget that this country is a land of free speech for all - - not just for those who have the same opinions as they do.
We need to do better. We need to be better.