Fascism has come to America. The degradation of true tolerance and equality in the United States have taken us down a path where the freedoms of all Americans are being trampled. The extreme intolerance of the far left have transformed them into the very group they originally despised and fought against as they have attempted to eradicate from our society the very equality and tolerance they claim to fight for and defend. The lefts intolerance of the viewpoints of anyone who disagree with their view of the world and how it should be will erode all the progress any of us have made in true acceptance and tolerance of others. The cry of tolerance and equality from the far left have nothing to do with either, for they neither tolerate those who disagree with them nor allow for equal treatment of anyone who disagrees.
The recent suspension of Phil Robertson for his personal opinion and belief regarding homosexuality is the prime example of this intolerance. Phil Robertson made a personal statement as to his own personal beliefs that drew ire from the far left, yet it is the far left who is showing the intolerance here. Society is expected to accept those who stand in support of the LGBT movement and allow them the ability to freely express their own opinons, yet they are trying to deny this same right of those who believe differently. This is fascism plain and simple. Do not fool yourselfs for it is a dangerous path we walk when we deny anyone the ability to agree or disagree with anothers opinion.
We experienced a similar scenario with that of Chic Fil A’s Dan Cathy’s personal comments regarding the same issue. Again, the far left immediately trounced demanding an apology and retraction. They wanted an apology for anyone having a different opinion than that of their own. This is neither tolerant nor equal, for when has the left ever been asked to apologize for their opinion on anything? nor should they need to!
Throughout our history, Americans have disagreed on many things and many outspoken voices have brought us at times closer to acceptance and tolerance of others. While many have disagreed, they have been given a voice to express that disagreement. The reprisal against anyone who thinks, believes, or speaks from differences of opinion will never bolster the oppositions argument. It will however destroy the freedoms of us all. We are walking a dangersously thin line when the intolerance on either side tramples on the right of others to believe differently.
I believe in God! I believe in my Savior Jesus Christ! This is who I am. I have many deeply held beliefs and my life has been greatly blessed as a result of my standing firm in what I believe. I have endured many verbal assaults against me and what I believe lately, by some who have been considered my friends, and others by total strangers. I have been told I am a vile human being and delusional because I believe in something.
I will never make apologies for my beliefs! Some of them are,
I Believe in GOD
I Believe in Jesus Christ
I Believe in the Atonement
I Believe in the sanctity of human life, this includes the unborn children
I Believe in the sacredness of the marriage covenant and families
I Believe in honor
I Believe in fidelity
I Believe this nation is a blessed land
I Believe in small government
I Believe in conservative values
I Believe in the freedoms to worship and in others rights to believe differently
I Believe in acceptance and tolerance
I Believe in the constitution and rights under the bill of rights.
I Believe in hard work and discipline
I Believe in Charity
I Believe in kindness
I Believe in self reliance
These are merely some of my beliefs and I will make no excuses to anyone for them. There will undoubtedly be those who will find it necessary to mock some or all of these beliefs. Trust me. I have heard them all before. Those who choose to mock, I feel sorry for. The mockery of anyone’s beliefs is evidence of a lost individual who has no solid ground to stand on with their own personal beliefs, for many have none.
If you are threatened by my beliefs ask yourself why, don’t attack me for standing for something. You are free to believe differently. I would actually love to hear differing beliefs. You are free to state them, in a positive and effective manner. I have found however, that many people will feel the need to make some pointless statement about any of these beliefs in an effort to disparage or attack me for mine. If believing in God, having values, believing in something, helping others, giving to charity, and standing for what I believe to be true makes me a vile human being as I have been called, then I gladly accept the title, it is not your acceptance I seek or need.