"I don't care if you're black, white,,straight, bisexual, gay, lesbian, short, tall, fat, skinny, rich or poor. If you're nice to me, I'll be nice to you. Simple as that." -Eminem
Yes, yes it took me forever to do the quote for today. But I think this quote has some serious importance. I know I can't be the only one. Now - if a famous rapper can say "I don't care who you are, what your sexual orientation is or how you look, as long as you're nice to me I'll be nice to you," then what's from stopping the rest of the people of the world from following in his footsteps?
Fear. I think that the main problem with accepting people who are different than we are is fear. Not fear like someone might fear a spider. Fear of change. Fear of people who are different. We want everything and everyone to fit in this nice little neat box of categories, and anyone who we don't think should be in those categories is thrown out or shunned. That should NOT be the case.
Love to all is one of the most IMPORTANT concepts you can teach to anyone. Your friends, your family, your children, your parents, your church, your neighbors. Anyone who will listen. You should love your neighbors (people in general) as you love yourself, and treat them with the same kindness as you would expect them to treat you with. That's one of the most important things to remember.
I hate when I see a sign or hear someone say "God hates gays!" Okay - let me set one thing straight. HE DOES NOT HATE ANYONE! God created you just the way you are for a reason. God does NOT make mistakes. You were born gay or straight or bisexual or pansexual or lesbian. You didn't BECOME that way through a choice. God has a plan for you. You were not a mistake. I promise. God loves you no matter who you are or what you do.
Going forward this week, please try to remember this. When you hear someone talking bad about the LGBT community, stand up. Be the one to speak out against the hate. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. The only way we can break the hate is to conquer it with love..but that's another quote for another day.
**I'm terribly terribly sorry for being so inactive lately. I got back from vacation around August 21, but since then I've gone back to school and it's been a lot more hectic than I originally thought it would be. I will do my best to post at least once a week. Thank you for your continuous support.**