Day 15

Here we are, halfway through June, on what seems like a runaway freight train going downhill without brakes.

In the last few days, five black people have been found hanged to death around the country. One thing that bothers me is that, from what I’ve read, all five are being called suicides. One, maybe two, I could understand. But five‽ It seems awfully coincidental to me. Methinks something runneth afoul here.

The Supreme Court has decided that part of the Civil Rights Act allows protection from discrimination for transgender and other associated people (I don’t remember the exact ones, but they’re all part of the LGBT etc. grouping). It kinda feels like history is repeating itself with all the protests, uprisings, hangings and whatnot happening. Apparently, humans have not learned history’s lessons. Remember the saying, “Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” Sure enough, that’s what’s happening.

It’s so sad that laws have to be passed to guarantee equal treatment for certain groups of people, based on race, sexual preference and whatnot. The Constitution states that “we are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights, among them life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”. Not only that, but to these supposedly “Christian” people that treat others like second-class citizens: doesn’t your religion teach that all are children of God? And that God loves everyone? If that’s the case, shouldn’t you love everyone, as well? To do otherwise, doesn’t that make you a hypocrite?

Didn’t Jesus say, “Love one another”? Did Jesus list exceptions to the rule? Do the scriptures also not say, “Love the sinner, hate the sin”? Or, “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone”?

Don’t forget to visit my other page, at Ray’s Rants of the Week! New posts there are published every Sunday, right around 02:00 EDT (convert for your time zone).

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