On account of my service with the military, I have the distinct honor of being friends with a lot of people from the bible belt of America. That being said, these people have a tendency to say some seriously bigoted things on facebook. Well, its always a toss-up when I call them out on it. Sometimes I’m told to shove it and sometimes they come around to a better sence of things. Then, on some incredibly rare occassions, I call them out and watch a mulititude of like-minded individuals join in with similar opinions against the racist (or otherwise hateful statements) all at once. Sometimes I have a hard time remembering that we level-headed individuals are not exactl a minority in America, but it is moments like this that remind me of this truth that we are not few in numbers.
People need to be able to understand the difference between Muslims and fanatics. Like they do between Christians and Abortion Clinic Bombers
I have decided to stick with love; hate is too big a burden to bear.