So recently, one of my good friends showed a video in school. This video shed light on the issue of bullying by flipping the role of sexual identities in our society (instead of people getting bullied due to homosexuality, people were getting bullied due to their heterosexuality).
A moving video (I literally could not stop crying after seeing this…mainly because this happens all the time across our country).
Nevertheless, some have taken it upon themselves to forgo the obvious anti bullying message of the video and instead, demonstrate a level of hatred, ignorance, and overall bigotry that is absolutely astounding.
More and more I can’t help but to de-associate myself with a group of people that call themselves followers of Christ. A group of people who are now falsely accusing MY friend of having an agenda, MY friend of worshiping Satan, MY friend of trying to indoctrinate, convert innocent minds. These people are talking about MY friend.
Normally, you see things in the news and you can’t help but to think “how awful” but then you don’t give it a second thought. But here…
Here I have a situation where so called CHRISTIAN people are blatantly LYING about my friend. LYING in order to somehow protest something they consider so abhorrent to the Lord. Because after all, what can be more abhorrent to God than homosexuality right? A sin that is mentioned 7 times in scripture (arguably, it could be less). But let’s overlook the fact that we are fabricating stories. I’m sure these fabrications are honorable in the sight of the Lord because after all what is LYING compared to homosexuality right?
I don’t think I have ever felt so sick to be labeled as a Christian. I never thought these people could sink so low. It’s my friend you are demonizing, someone I know, and someone I have talked to on numerous occasions; someone who has aspired to be a role model for his students, and who is excited when his students succeed; someone whom I would always label “Ag teacher superstar” because honestly, I have not seen anyone with more passion and more dedication to his calling.
This is all over a video that sheds light to a real problem that is largely ignored due to the fear, ignorance, hatred; lack of compassion and lack of anything that has to do with Christ from people who have the balls to dare call themselves Christians.
When you blatantly LIE to uphold your twisted version of truth, you are not a Christian but a Pharisee. And so; for me anyways; I see two options. A. These so called Christians, need to stop calling themselves that; for Christian you are not. B. I will stop calling myself a Christian, for I can’t in good faith allow my name to be attached to such a hateful community.
You LIED about my friend…I still can’t believe it. If you are interested in checking out the video I’m referring to here is a link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9mA6B1HRKE
I’m done being quiet. I’m tired of being nice and I’m about to call it for what it is. The church needs reform (again). But until that happens (and if you know me), do not call me a Christian until the Christian community takes back its good name.
You Lied about my friend…you know what that makes you? A liar…and that, oh Christian is a true abomination.
Professionals, students, laymen, and just ordinary people wait for the Metro to open it’s doors on a weekday afternoon. It’s a small testament to the current change in our culture from the use of the automobile, to more “Earth friendly” practices such as taking mass transit.
I have finally started working on developing my images from the Chicago trip (6 months ago…i know, horrible lol). Here is my first one in a series that I am literally giddy about. This was taken right as the L arrived unto the platform. It was a challenge trying to keep the camera still (as these bad boys literally vibrate the whole station) but in the end I was able to keep it still enough to capture this shot.
Personally, I love the feeling of speed while remaining still. Standing on the platform and allowing the train to woosh on by…(not like I could stop it from whooshing on by anyways…but I digress) is like putting on your headphones and listening to a fast song…it makes you want to do something. In this case, it made me want to take a photograph…because as we all know, trains are just that awesome.
I'm a current student at the University of Florida studying to obtain a masters in Urban Regional Planning with a concentration in Transportation. However, my background is in Design with a major in Architecture. I have always been attracted to photography but it wasn't until I came to UF that I started experimenting with it (and realized how much I really did enjoy photography).
Loving Life and Inspiring Others
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I previously worked as a news and sports photographer. Recently I have been enjoying wildlife photography. My approach toward bird photos is similar to sports photography. I attempt to capture mostly action and hopefully a unique perspective.
The World is just ........ Awesome !!