Let me first off say that I am not the kind of person that wants to start a stir or any kind of arguments. That is not why I am writing what I am about to write. I love people, in general. It doesn’t matter who are or what you do. I like seeing the good in people and that’s how I continue to live and see them. I know that there are bad people out there, and I can tell the difference between good and bad. With age, I have learned to be a bit more cautious, especially with having kids now. I don’t want them to grow up fearing people, but they need to be cautious also. Anyway…..
Now for what I believe. I do not support Gay rights. I do not like watching shows where it has people of the same sex loving on each other. Not just because I think it’s wrong, it really just creeps me out. I believe what the Bible says about those who are in sin and continue in that sin, but it also tells us to love those people. Love the sinner, not the sin. I do believe it’s a choice and whether you agree with that, I’m not trying to cause an argument as stated in the above paragraph.
What I do NOT approve of. Bullying. Just because I believe what I believe does not give me the right to tell you that you can not live the way you want to. That is strictly your business and yours alone. I will never bully anyone. I will never get in your face and through obscenities at you. I will never curse you. In short, I will never do anything to provoke your anger or hurt you in any way, shape or form. I may not befriend you, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t hold a nice conversation with you. I will pray for you whether you think you need it or not. Why am I stating all of this
I watched the latest episode of Glee last night and it had me in tears, almost balling at one point. I realize that it’s just a tv show, but it really showed what is going on schools today and how those that are bullied react. A kid on the show was bullied so bad that he went home and tried to commit suicide. It was a moment in the show that I knew what was happening and started crying immediately. I think that if one of my kids tried something like that, I would not handle it well at all. I do not know of any parent who would. It breaks my heart knowing that kids are so cruel and can’t just leave some things alone. We live in a world where if it isn’t worth tolerating, then we don’t, no matter the consequences.
I have known 2 people personally that have taken their own lives. Maybe not for bullying, but for some other reasons really not known and it’s a hard thing to deal with. What goes on in someone’s life that is so bad that they would feel like they needed to resort to that? I just don’t understand it. I was picked on as a kid, but when I say picked on, I was teased for being small, or for my name *mary mary quite contrary* I realize now that as an adult it was silly for me to get upset by some of things that I was picked on for. When you are young, it doesn’t matter what or how people say things, if it hurts your feelings, it really hurts. I’ve heard of a 10 year old girl taking her own life because she was being bullied at school. She wanted her mom to take her out of that school, but her mom ignore her pleas. If my kid EVER came to me with that kind of request, I would be asking questions. I will NOT tolerate bullying and I WILL face it head on.
I know that this is a different post than what I usually write, but it’s been on my heart, and I’ve been waiting for a time to get the words out. Please don’t take my words as hate. I believe what I believe, and you believe what you want. It won’t change my mind, just like I’m sure that I can’t change yours.