This is the face of intolerance. This is the face that teaches hatred towards anyone who is gay or lesbian. This is also the face who has children, to which I can only assume teaches zero tolerance for homosexuals. Parents need to understand that their children look up to them. They believe them. They're the only truth they have. Teaching children to have hatred, intolerance and giving false information about gays, lesbians and transgender people is not “Christian-like”. It’s your fear that teaches them these things; your fear that perhaps your child may grow up to be gay or lesbian, or worse yet, “tolerate” those who are. When you teach your kids that it’s okay to tease those who are homosexual & call them "homos", you’re also teaching them to kill. Maybe they’re not killing them with their own hands, but they’re killing them with mere words. Words can hurt more than a physical beating sometimes. And for Jamey Rodemeyer, it “didn’t get better” for him, as he states in this video. In fact, he killed himself over what other kids said to him. In my opinion, it’s not the kids at fault, I’m blaming parents like Kimberly Bowman.
Remember Jonah Mowry? The kid who posted this next video?
He was called, “Gay”, “Fag”, “Dick”, “Douche”, “Homo”, “Asshole” by his schoolmates. He’s still alive luckily, but he still has a way to go to get through school. While sobbing through his message, holding up cue cards to show people how hurt he was over these vicious attacks, he lets people know that he’s not going anywhere. (Thank God!) He most likely has a good support system, a wonderful family who loves him and teaches him right, which makes him able to move forward. If you can truly look at this video without wiping a tear, I give you credit. I would never want to see any kid or adult hurt like this.
So Kimberly, you have no tolerance for homosexuals? Well I have zero tolerance for Christian hatred. I have zero tolerance for bullying. I have zero tolerance for those who are hypocritical in their lives. I have zero tolerance for people who protest outside of abortion clinics holding up vicious signs, while having the history of having an abortion themselves. You should be more compassionate to those who suffered the same as you did. You know that pain all too well. You should let God be the only judge. Just as a former drug addict cannot bash those who are doing drugs - they can only help and guide them without judgement. Show more love towards the people who went through what you did. Set an example for your children so they don't grow up and attack innocent people for no good reason other than their brought up hatred. Humble yourself and remember, everyone falls short. No one is perfect. I hope with your "zero tolerance" mindset, that God won't have zero tolerance for you when you finally get to meet Him face-to-face.
“Accept Christians (or people of other religions) who are weak in faith, and don’t argue with them about what they think is right or wrong. For instance, one person believes it is all right to eat anything. But another believer who has a sensitive conscience will eat only vegetables. Those who think it is all right to eat anything must not look down on those who won’t. And those who won’t eat certain foods must not condemn those who do, for God has accepted them. Who are you to condemn God’s servants? They are responsible to the Lord, so let him tell them whether they are right or wrong. The Lord’s power will help them do as they should. In the same way, some think one day is more holy than another day, while others think every day is alike. Each person should have a personal conviction about this matter.” ~Romans 14:1-5
“Stop judging others, and you will not be judged. For others will treat you as you treat them. Whatever measure you use in judging others, it will be used to measure how you are judged. And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own? How can you think of saying, ‘Let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye,’ when you can’t see past the log in your own eye? Hypocrite! First get rid of the log from your own eye; then perhaps you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend’s eye." ~Matthew 7:1-5
(If you want to read more info on why I'm writing about Kimberly Bowman, you can click here to see my previous post.)
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