I put the above picture on my FB page. Like me, most people I thought the last line was funny.
Then I received the following response:
“This [sic] colors in the bible show us like “colors of the rainbow and it is not mentioned to persons bringing [sic] the same sex.
So I asked, doesn’t the same Bible say:
Matthew 7:1-2 (KJV)
7 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
Everyone is an authority on what they believe is right and has the privilege to praise or condemn what they consider acceptable or unacceptable. This is the freedom we are afforded in the Unites States of America. Our soils are stained with the blood of our ancestors who fought for that right.
So raise and fly the confederate flag, raise and fly the rainbow flag. Respect each group’s right to do so. You don’t have to agree. If it offends you turn your head. As long as the flags are blowing in the wind and it’s not fist and bullets flying no harm should come. You can’t change people so stop trying. It’s a waste of energy.
We have free will to say and do as we please. I am not naive to think my thoughts, feelings or beliefs will go unchallenged. Everyone has an opinion and they have the freedom to express it. There shouldn’t be any repercussions for those who display their ideology. However they are subjected to their names being slandered all over the news and social media. They can lose their jobs and sadly if someone doesn’t agree with your words, behavior, the color of your skin, nationality or religious beliefs some people believe it’s their duty to teach them a lesson or eliminate them violently.
This is the virus that is spreading across this land and has infected us for centuries. Someone always finds someone different to judge and a reason to eliminate or suppress them. Are people’s lives so shallow and boring that they need to go into our people’s lives and fix what they think is broken? Do people really believe if they fix someone else’s life their life and the life of their children will be better? Really? I think they will just find another cause to fill their sorry lives.
I saw this on FB too. I’ve watched this video several times and each time my heart just melts. We can learn from the innocence.
Just because you don’t understand someone’s behavior, beliefs or culture does not make them wrong. Nor does it make you right and gives you permission to pass judgment. We all have the right to live our lives the way we see fit. It is not anyone’s business but their own unless it brings harm to someone else. Personally myself, I can only manage the goings on in my life. I have no time to worry about yours. Besides I can only answer for my behavior. When I stand before my judge to answer for the life I lived I can only answer for my actions. What about you?
After all the negative that I had to cut through to acquire the understanding I have today, I hope when it’s time to account for my life, the world will see that I loved everyone, helped those I could and judge none.
How about a flag that looks something like this? I call it my flag of hope.