The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.
I would rather have Putin as President than Obama.
I never voted for Obama, and I certainly wasn’t going to vote for Hillary.
Donald Trump says the things we all wish we could say.
Gay marriage doesn’t make sense, because two men or two women can’t reproduce. If we only had gay marriage the human race would die off.
These things were said to my face earlier this week by a Trump voter – a man who used to identify as a Democrat.
The people in my area are so happy a white man is going to be President again they don’t care if he destroys their healthcare, embodies the seven deadly sins, or grabs women by the pussy.
If for every well-intended prayer uttered in hopes of making the world a better place there was instead a good deed accomplished, the world might look as though those prayers had been answered.
David G. McAfee
Although you were several years my senior
There was an awkward kinship between us
An unspoken acknowledgement
Both swimming against the tide
Of social constructs around masculinity and gender
Once, while being being chastised for having long hair
And being called “effeminate”
I used you as an example
Of a Christian who seemed both gay and femme
I was sternly corrected with
“He’s just different”
Several years later
After I had come to terms with my own sexuality
I ran into you at a local gay bar
We shook hands
Both seemingly relieved that the pretenses
Were no longer necessary
I heard things about you through
The Gospel Grapevine
With nothing better to do than
Ridicule those who are different
About your failed attempts at relationships
How you ultimately joined the Catholic faith
And devoted yourself to it
Much like a priest shelters himself inside the Church
To hide from his perverse inclinations
You probably felt you had a sickness
That you needed to protect yourself from
But you should have known that you
Like everyone else
Were fearfully and wonderfully made
And deserving of God’s love and acceptance
Whether or not God’s children ever gave you either
I heard you passed away the other day
And the thing that bothers me so much
The one question that nags at me is
Were you ever truly happy with yourself?
I hope so…
We can disagree and still love each other- unless your disagreement is rooted in my oppression and denial of my humanity and right to exist.