Just because I sometimes despair when listening to the dialogue coming out of America.
Just because I am so grateful I am Canadian and this kind of blog post wouldn’t be written by a Canadian living in Canada because WE DON’T NEED TO HAVE THIS DIALOGUE.
After the extremely maddening, unjust, horrific shooting that took place at Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs on Friday, I think now is an especially important time for me and others to show their support for Planned Parenthood. I’ve always supported it and always will, as long as it continues to be what it has been and is—a safe, accessible place for everyone, regardless of gender, to receive affordable and necessary healthcare. Regarding Friday’s shooter, I’ll just say this: why is it, that when the attacker is a Muslim, he’s an “evil, radical Islamic terrorist,” and when the subject of police force is black, he’s killed before he gets to exercise his right to due process, but when the shooter is white, he’s a “mentally deranged lone wolf,” brought into custody alive, and no one presumes to know his motives until he has his day in court? That is the most fucked up, backwards, infuriating…
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OMG, thank you so much for sharing this! I have spent quite a bit of time in the Southern US where the number of very conservative Christians who think that abortion is murder and contraception is the devil is present in alarmingly high numbers and it scares the Hell out of me. I am all for respecting other peoples beliefs AS LONG AS THEY RESPECT EVERYONE ELSE’S, but many conservative Christians have absolutely no respect for anyone’s beliefs other than theirs. To them, even Catholics are not proper Christians! One of them tried to convert me once and there was absolutely no having a dialogue with the woman! She was right and I was a sinner and wrong and going straight to Hell if I did not leave my wrong-minded, Catholic beliefs.
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I get so insulted when someone tries to convert me. Regardless of my beliefs, or my faith.
I hear ya.
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