I feel guilt. I feel fear.
Through the years, I've been talked down to, been yelled at, been ex-communicated in circles of friends, been made fun of, publicly humiliated, and been manipulated emotionally.
I was born white.
There have been too many times that I've been put in situations where because I'm white, black people have taken the initiative to walk over me to better themselves and lessen myself in certain situations.
They act like I owe them something, like because they are black, they now can do whatever they want because they know I won't stick up for myself.
If I do stick up for myself? I'm racist.
If I disagree with a black person? I'm racist.
If I somehow make them feel that I'd be first instead of last? I'm racist.
If I don't see their point of view...politically, religiously, socially? I'm racist.
It's as if because I was born white, I'm somehow better that black people....or they are less than I. As if I chose these circumstances, like I chose my race...my parents...my upbringing...my anything? I chose these things just as much as a black person chose them.
There aren't too many situations in dealing with black people that I'm not made to feel like I'm somehow racist toward them. It has really messed with my head, in that I constantly am checking myself in word and action around blacks that almost all interactions with them are uncomfortable. Truthfully, I avoid most black people.
I'm sick of this.
Why is this feeling of owing black people projected on me?
What do I owe them?
Why am I the one who is somehow responsible for the plight of all blacks in the history of ever?
That is not fair to me. I have had nothing to do with you, your circumstances, your choices, your parents choices, my parents choices, or the governments choices...and especially the choices of many blacks to go along with the awful decisions of the government that have seemingly made a large majority of blacks depend on the government and it's programs that supposedly help them.
I am responsible for me. Responsible for my choices. I am accountable to God for me.
What I've come to realize is that racism is hate. Racism is a word that has replaced the word hate. And people choose to either hate or love. It is a choice. It is not connected to in anyway my race, your race or any other factor.
To hate....or love.
Ephesians 6:12 says our struggle as people is not against flesh and blood, but against spiritual forces of wickedness.
Why are we making this life a struggle of flesh and blood? Why are we focusing on hate?
That is not our fight! You are wasting your time and energy trying to convince me that I'm supposed to owe you something because at sometime, somewhere in history, white people hated black people and enslaved them. What about the Arabs that enslaved blacks from Africa years before any Europeans had that idea? Why aren't blacks trying to get a thing of Arab guilt for their African slave trade? It makes no sense. It is not your fight.
White guilt shouldn't exist. For those trying to perpetuate the existence of white guilt, their energy is wasted because that isn't their fight. They have believed a lie that it's someone else's fault for their choices.
Take responsibility. Act right. Love fully. And hate none.
Choosing love instead of hate ends the cycle.
What are you choosing? Are you choosing to believe the lie and continue in hate?
Choose love today.
Abortion has become one of the hottest topics in America.
And the question that has become front and center is "When is okay to abort a baby?"
In short, never. The answer is never. It is never okay to abort a baby.
But Wade, it's not a baby...it's a fetus. A cluster of cells. A parasitic entity that can be extinguished at any point because it has no rights.
But Wade, what about if that "baby" is the result of rape or incest, or has a disability, or I made a mistake early in life and don't want to miss opportunities that may come my way, or I can't afford a baby at this time in my life, or I'm not ready for a child/another child, or I don't want to be a single mother because of relationship issues.
HOW MANY EXCUSES CAN YOU POSSIBLY THROW OUT TO GET OUT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITY?!?!?!?!?!?!
Here's the bottom line. If you believe in God, you are against abortion. Period. People who believe in God, cannot be supportive of abortion for any reason. If you are for abortion, you don't believe in God, and your faith is a lie.
In Psalm 118, the writer says that God is the one who put me together inside my mothers' womb. Some versions say he "knit" me together. That's interesting to me because knitting takes time, it takes skill, it takes a pattern or knowledge from previous works, not everyone can do it, and knitting creates something out of singular pieces of yarn.
Babies aren't just created when they leave the birth canal of the mother. They are carefully constructed by the Creator. Later on in that passage of Psalms, it says God has laid out everything I will do in my life. Aborting a baby in the mother's womb is taking away the plan God has for that child. It is killing the life that God could use to change the world. It is murdering a human being, because in someway or another the mother is trying to escape the responsibilities and consequences of her choices.
The responsibility of being a parent begins before conception. It begins with the choice to have sex, and the choice to have sex comes with consequences.
Responsibility is taking control of your actions and their consequences, whether intended or unintended.
Aborting a baby makes you murderer. It makes you against God. It makes you responsible for the consequences of your actions.
So. Are you for God? A follower of God? A Servant of the Most High?
Then you cannot support abortion in any way.
God and the sin of abortion cannot be together.
It is time to rise up, Men of God, Women of God, Children of God, stand against abortion. It is not about choice. It is not about controlling a woman's body, it is about taking a life from the world, that God has carefully knit together for beautiful and wonderful things.
Live in Peace.
It is time to take a stand. It is time to build the wall and stop illegal immigrants from coming into my country. They aren't good for us American's and our economy. They take jobs and cause numerous legal problems for us to deal with.
Why are they here? America is the greatest country on planet Earth! Who wouldn't want to be here? I mean, really, the benefits of being an American number more than the stars it seems. They are here because our economy can support the low-skill jobs they are willing to do. Not that Americans aren't willing to do these jobs, but foreign-born illegals are willing to do just about any type of laborious job that'll pay more than anything they can earn in their home country. That's why they're here. Some are seeking the "American Dream", which I'm not sure exists anymore, but they are here for a pipe-dream of what they think America can offer. Who can blame them, though, because the cheapest work here in America, that Americans won't do, is better pay than they've received in their home country.
The problem with the influx of illegals and refugees is that they aren't going about things the legal way. That should be a problem for all Americans, regardless of where they are from and what they are wanting from being in America.
The fact that they are breaking Constitutional laws, should be the issue. Unfortunately, it isn't. People that support illegals and refugees coming in aren't concerned with the legality, they are concerned about what the presence of illegals and refugees can do for them. Help them get votes, and cause policy issues for Americans.
The information I saw from the Census Bureau said that there are approximately 13 million illegal immigrants living in the United States, and about 5 million of those are in California and Texas. Crazy high numbers for two of the largest states.
We need this wall. There are too many illegals coming in that don't belong. Not because it'll be 100% effective, but because of what it represents. It is a barrier that the world will see as a representation of our laws that to become citizens mean you can't take the easy way through the back door, you must come through the front door. The wall is a symbol of protection, it is a symbol of strength and it should show the world that if you want to be an American, the back door doesn't work anymore. We will protect our borders. We will make sure that all coming in to America are legal, and are following our laws. That's what we want. That's what we need. Enforcement of the laws we have. If the executive branch needs to use force to enforce laws, they are more than welcome to because of the precedent George Washington set up with the Whiskey Rebellion!
So it is with the border. We have laws. We must enforce those laws to 1) Keep our country safe. 2) To keep our country safe. There is no better reason than wanting to keep your country safe.
If you claim Christ, your best interest is to support the laws that protect this country. These laws keep you safe. These laws keep me safe.
Speak up Men.
It is time we said our piece.
It is time we took our stand.
it is time we build the wall.
Live in Peace.