It’s okay to be skeptical of the Syrian refugees

It has come to my attention that the refugee “crisis” seems to be settled. Whether you’re a liberal or a Christian, the decision has been made and it is your duty to carry out this dream. Syrian refugees “deserve” to come here. Come one, come all. Liberals are for it because, well, yeah. Christians have tried their best to harbor good intentions, and I commend them. I just simply believe they are wrong. Now, I’ve been told that I ought to be “ashamed”, that I’m not a “real” Christian, or that I should “read my bible” all based on the fact that I have a more conservative immigration policy than what some would like. That’s also wrong, but I appreciate the concerns. Honestly. Maybe I can’t convince you that I’m not some heartless bastard who derives pleasure from seeing baby refugees drown in the ocean, but I’ll be damned if I don’t at least try.
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9-11-01: What to, and why, remember.

On the eve of an American tragedy, it is important to reflect and realize why we choose to remember these things, rather than forget. In reverence of the sensitivity of the issue, I’ll try to put my racism and bigotry aside for once. I’ve taken some time to detail 3 things, and this is by no means all-inclusive of what needs to be said about 9-11, we should all rest on as this day comes and goes.  Continue reading

Dear Pro-Choicers, “Zygote” isn’t your friend

Hey. You’re a pro-choice enthusiast. How are you? I’m well. You think it’s okay to kill babies, and though I hate the idea, I don’t hate you. Please don’t mistake my confusion and passion for hatred and bigotry. That being said, I have some serious beef with you. I’ve already covered why your desperate “WHAT ABOUT RAPE AND INCEST!!?!?!?!!?!??” plea doesn’t stun me, but something else has come up recently. Instead of shouting about extremely rare, and irrelevant, circumstances, you smirk, sip your tea, then simply say “Zygote”. You refer to babies as “zygotes” as a way to try and dilute your lunacy and ease your guilt. You try your darnedest to dehumanize the issue by dehumanizing the victim. It’s similar to saying, “Nah, don’t fret. I know your daughter was raped, but she was a whore. Am I right, or am I right?”. You raise your hand for a high-five and look around to see if anyone else has noticed your brilliance. Well, you won’t be getting any dap from me, and here is why. Continue reading

Dear Future POTUS, Regarding Israel

You’re probably really busy composing a playlist or labeling concerned citizens as “crazies”(keep in mind that I’ve only been politically conscious for the last 8 years so I can only assume this is what the POTUS is for), but I’m here to remind you not to forget about Israel. I have three pretty simple, and factual, reasons that you must support them until all three have been nullified. So please, Mr.Prez, I only ask for a moment of your time.
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Dear Minorities, Stop Trying To Get An Apology Out Of Me

I’m a lion. I am. I promise. I’ve known it since I was a cub. What you might see now is a manifestation of the societal pressures I faced growing up where everyone just assumed I was a “white male”. I never understood it. Yet, what I found even more confusing was this notion of “white privilege”. I was thought to be white and I’ve been told that I’m inherently a worse person, and have a more favorable life, because of it. I’ve been told that I get all of the breaks. I don’t have to worry about getting into trouble. I am a lion, so hear me roar. 
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The 3 Great Concessions

We’ve all been there. We’ve all seen it. A nice and civil discussion is moving along and then it happens. Someone feels the need to shout a misguided, misquoted, and totally unnecessary religious reference. Supposed Christians throw out verses they haven’t heard since they were old enough to stop going to church and atheists lash out using verses they’ve never understood.  Whether it’s the “God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve”, “You’ll go to hell if you have an abortion”, “Jesus never said being gay was bad”, or “Leviticus says so and so”, it always ends with a cringing silence and an avoidance of eye contact from everyone. It just kills the mood. I’m (as you can guess) very pro-civil discussion. Ethics, morality, legislation, it’s all fair game. I don’t totally blame the person with a loud mouth. It can be hard to know what the rules are if you never define the game that you’re playing in the first place. Don’t fret, beautiful people of Earth, because I believe I have constructed The 3 Great Concessions to guide and dictate any discussion. I believe that picking one of the three can easily clear the air and allow us to move forward with minimal hurt feelings and no casualties.
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Dear Layla, a response to a response

After posting a blog about my views on abortion even after rape and incest, I received a few responses. Two caught my attention enough to actually address. One, because a friend asked me to. The other, because it was a horrendous attack on everything sensible. The latter asked me to not even bother responding because she thinks my views are “silly” and that I couldn’t know anything about real life after only living here for 21 years. The following response is from an old coworker. I will attempt to break the response into manageable pieces(like abortion) to further state my case. Dear Layla:
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Rape and Incest don’t change my stance on abortion

By now it seems that most topics about abortion have been discussed ad nauseam, but a recent question directed towards me has enthralled me to give my two cents on a subject that is often dodged by those who claim to be pro life. I will try, in the best way that a 21 year old Christian conservative can, to explain why I don’t believe in abortion and why, even if you don’t agree with me, I’m not crazy. Rape and Incest are both detestable, vile, horrid, and cruel. They are all of these things, but they aren’t a pass for abortion. They Just aren’t. Life is life. Life is precious. Continue reading

Gay marriage is kind of queer. Pt.2

Q:  Couldn’t it just be more true that you are angry with the government taking our side for once?

 

A: Um…No? Not at all? Never? I’m trying to word that in a way that removes any doubt about my initial answer. Can we all, pitchforks and pompons (yes, it is pompons and not pompoms) alike, pause for a moment and realize what has just been said? Dear LGBTQIA, I’m actually going to bat for you on this one, so enjoy it.

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Gay marriage is kind of queer. Pt 1.

Queer, you know, like odd or strange? Let’s be honest, rulings like this don’t happen often and even less often with such a divisive wake. I’ve been asked a lot of questions about it, you know, because a 21 year old, community college attending, southern conservative Christian is the foremost authority on said topic. As my voice was fading with the millionth, or like twenty third, conversation I decided to put my fingers to the keys and construct my final say. It’ll cover most of the major issues and why I feel Christians have such a hard time getting their point across. So please revert back to this every time you get the itch to ask me about this…please. Continue reading

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