Bigotry in Action

I try not to discriminate against anyone…even bigoted jerks who have a tendency to discriminate against everyone else. On my facebook page, I have three people on my friend’s list that I have never met in real life. They are on my list because we met on forums or threads and decided that we would get along well as facebook friends. Everyone else I actually know in person…and some of those people are frightening and embarrassing me. It is upsetting to know that I have actually sat down and eaten dinner with someone who would post something like this:

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The concept that so many Americans can be so callous is heartbreaking for me. In one breath these people claim to be Christian, yet in the very next one, they reject every teaching Christ ever gave. I may not be Christian, but I am certainly caring, compassionate, loving, forgiving, and understanding. These are the types of things the Christ of the Christian bible taught people to be.

People need to make up their minds. Either they are bigoted, racist jerks bent on rejecting the spirit of love Christ taught, or they are Christians who truly believe in the message Christ brought them. One or the other. There is no middle ground.

In other words, if you are preparing to treat someone like dirt and expect horrible things from them just because of the color of their skin or the country they come from, you are a bigoted jerk who is rejecting the teachings of Christ. Accept it. Embrace it, but don’t try to pretend that you’re something you’re not.

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