Someone called me a name I can claim!
Hubby preached a very unpopular sermon this weekend. It was about voting and how Christians should cast their vote for the greater good of other citizens, not just for the greater good of ourselves. Sometime during the sermon, he perchance had the occasion to mention Obama. He was stating that we needed to pray for our leaders, whomever they are, and not spread malicious, non-factual gossip about them. What he actually said was, "Obama is NOT a muslim." But that's not what people heard, or cared to hear. Holy hellfire and damnation, strike up them Templar Knights and get that pastor the hell out of the pulpit! (I don't actually know what a Templar Knight is, but it has come up in the conversation recently and I really wanted to use it.)
Today Hubby awoke to get an email from a church member who wanted to give him a head's up about another email that was being circulated by an "anonymous" former member. The former member has left our church because ever since Hubby came the church has become all about "radical politics." I kid you not, they said that. Apparently some miscommunication occured and a big newspaper stated that our denomination is a sponsor (which it is not) of the upcoming leftist rally, which is also apparently being sponsored by a communist party. So, of course, since he is a leader of a church of this denomination, not only are we "liberal radicals" but we're no-good leftist COMMUNISTS!
HELL YA I AM A RADICAL LIBERAL! Okay, maybe I am not radical, but I am liberal and if Anonymous thinks they insulted us by calling us that, then they are sorely mistaken. First, the person should have had the guts to consult Hubby himself and not just lob insults at him from behind the keyboard. But secondly, Hubby's beliefs towards government and any "ist" society comes straight from the Bible. My beliefs come straight from the fact that I try to be a caring person.
So Anonymous Church Member, if believing gay people need equal rights not because they are gay, but because they are people makes me a radical...AMEN!
And if believing that abortion is a necessary evil because not everyone is equipped to be a parent and I am not willing to take in every unwanted child makes me a radical.... AMEN!
And if believing that there should be some gateway medical care for every single American at low or no-cost makes me a radical....AMEN!
And if not caring if Obama is a Christian or a Muslim because this country is supposedly about religious freedom makes me a radical...AMEN!
And if supporting public schools and teachers even when I know they are flawed and don't allow God in school makes me a radical...AMEN!
And if being willing to pay more taxes so rural communities have access to paid firefighters and adequate sheriffs makes me a radical...AMEN!
And if thinking God Bless America is the most conceited, self-centered and insulting song of all time makes me a radical...AMEN!
But lastly, if my belief that those who disagree with me and hold "right-wing" views can still be good people, and yes, even friends (Assassin) makes me a radical...then I will proudly carry that flag and hold it high. Because I am not ashamed of who I am or what I believe and if you ever came out from behind the Anonymous shield, I would tell you so...to your face....with dignity. Because I believe in liberty and justice for all, damnit!