• To the Guardians of Love and Tolerance

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    ChristiansInTheColesiumCongratulations, you won a victory.…and did what with it? You decry those people of faith as not showing love to their neighbor and then did what? Rubbed their noses in your victory as you cavorted around the bonfire in triumph paying little if any heed to those around you. You call those people of faith hateful and intolerant and then did what? You demonstrated the tolerance of differing views by swarming and spewing venom against anyone who had anything negative to say about Friday’s SCOTUS decision.

    I know of no less than five people on my friends list who have decided to reevaluate how they participate in Facebook based on the love and tolerance they were shown over the last 96 hours. Two people of faith are taking a hiatus from Facebook for at least six weeks because of the disparaging comments they received while trying to discuss the ruling, two are quitting Facebook altogether because they no longer see any value for Christian people of faith in the Facebook community, and one who refuses to interact at all as their faith leads them for fear they might lose their job if their employer discovers their personal beliefs. The Guardians of Love and Tolerance have done a fantastic job representing their name-sakes.

    It is for the five I know of who are not currently on Facebook or able to respond that I write this post. The activity on their newsfeeds says a lot about the people on their “Friends List”. Their “friends” either don’t know them very well, doubtful. Or, their “friends” don’t care about their beliefs. The third option being they have some reason justifying why they are acting in a way that demonstrates neither love nor tolerance. This last option though implies that it is okay under certain circumstances to be hateful or intolerant, and that just can’t be true because, well, because the self-appointed Guardians of Love and Tolerance tell us there is no time when it is acceptable to treat our neighbor with anything but love and tolerance.

    I would suggest you review how you acted over the course of the last 96 hours. If everything you’ve posted, said, and done seems good, right, and true to you, so be it. However, should you find your Friends List has shr



  • To the Guardians of Love and Tolerance

    ChristiansInTheColesiumCongratulations, you won a victory.…and did what with it? You decry those people of faith as not showing love to their neighbor and then did what? Rubbed their noses in your victory as you cavorted around the bonfire in triumph paying little if any heed to those around you. You call those people of faith hateful and intolerant and then did what? You demonstrated the tolerance of differing views by swarming and spewing venom against anyone who had anything negative to say about Friday’s SCOTUS decision.

    I know of no less than five people on my friends list who have decided to reevaluate how they participate in Facebook based on the love and tolerance they were shown over the last 96 hours. Two people of faith are taking a hiatus from Facebook for at least six weeks because of the disparaging comments they received while trying to discuss the ruling, two are quitting Facebook altogether because they no longer see any value for Christian people of faith in the Facebook community, and one who refuses to interact at all as their faith leads them for fear they might lose their job if their employer discovers their personal beliefs. The Guardians of Love and Tolerance have done a fantastic job representing their name-sakes.

    It is for the five I know of who are not currently on Facebook or able to respond that I write this post. The activity on their newsfeeds says a lot about the people on their “Friends List”. Their “friends” either don’t know them very well, doubtful. Or, their “friends” don’t care about their beliefs. The third option being they have some reason justifying why they are acting in a way that demonstrates neither love nor tolerance. This last option though implies that it is okay under certain circumstances to be hateful or intolerant, and that just can’t be true because, well, because the self-appointed Guardians of Love and Tolerance tell us there is no time when it is acceptable to treat our neighbor with anything but love and tolerance.

    I would suggest you review how you acted over the course of the last 96 hours. If everything you’ve posted, said, and done seems good, right, and true to you, so be it. However, should you find your Friends List has shrunk a bit perhaps you should dig a little deeper into that. I’m certain you know who your friends of faith are. If this post offends you think on this: your side won the SCOTUS victory so why does a post decrying the behavior of the victorious side upset you? The last 96 hours have been very revealing. The next 96 hours could be more so.



  • Bar None is published on Smashwords

    My contribution to the Iron Sharpening Iron anthology Realms of Our Own is up on Smashwords now. You can follow this link and download a copy of Bar None for FREE! This is a short story roughly seven thousand words long. It will be up on Amazon soon as well. If you like it there a number of other stories contributed to this anthology under the same Realms of Our Own title. Look them up on Amazon also.