Mine are amazing.
My cousin is never on Facebook. She's hates it actually, refused to join. Her friends made a page for her and she still hadn't touched it for years.
Today she posted the following:
Don't go on FB much, but today I'm on a soapbox! Don't get me MAD!
Our United States Constitution says that everyone is created equal. Jesus hung out with prostitutes and lepers and ALWAYS treated them with the utmost respect - read your Bible - he washed their feet. Would you? Our new Pope Francis HAS. Mary let her Son "consort" with them - "those people".
If married Catholics can have a divorce rate of 54% (and only have an 18% annulment rate - go to the Catholic register), what is the problem? Mike and I have been together for 30 years. We've been married for 24. I see couples break up their marriages before that, while "those other couples" surpass that. Seriously? My religious beliefs shouldn't be above what Jesus dictated in the New Testament - read it. It's not about any of my narrow beliefs - it's about Jesus' big picture of "can't we all just get along?" Our Bible says we're all made in God's image. So YOU'RE saying GOD was wrong? You really think you're that almighty????
To all of my gay friends in happy relationships - welcome to our fresh relationship hell! (Y'all know what I mean!) We all know the Bible says marriage is for procreation - that's always the big talking point they use to prove that being gay is wrong; But, if you are married and decided not to have children or can't, then you are wrong in the eyes of the Church, right? You shouldn't be married if you can't have a child, right? Again, seriously? If you use artificial insemination are your children then an abomination? Really? NO! Each life is a blessing. And every child that has a parent to love them is truly blessed. That is what I have learned from reading my Bible.
I will now get off my liberal Jesus (just read about Him, He was the FIRST Liberal) soap box and deal with all of my "friends" who will quote me inane passages telling me how wrong I am. How I need to reevaluate... Haters will always be around to "help" us. Just ask the slaves.... oh wait... that Liberal Abe Lincoln stopped that. Huh...
This is who I'm related to. These are the type of people who made me who I am. I have never been more proud. Go Kris, go-you are the best!
Sidenote: I spell-checked this for you, love you baby!
Friday, March 15, 2013
We all know about the tragedy in Sandy Hook, CT, about 20 minutes from where I live; and the damage the events of that day did to the community of that small town. We've heard about the various charities and groups formed to assist those who lost loved ones, and organizations set up to handle the memorial and restructuring or rebuilding of the school. But what most people don't know, is that in addition to those families, there were other victims that day, the surviving students who witnessed first hand, the attack on their classmates and members of staff.
I'm ashamed to admit it, but I never thought about the bystanders, the "casualties" if you will. Maybe it's due to the fact that the media focuses solely on the victims, meaning those who had either been killed or wounded and their families; but again, there are other victims in all tragedies like this.
I won't single out any of these children or their families as they've asked to be kept out of the spotlight, but thankfully The Sandy Hook Healing Fund was created to assist these folks in anyway they need. Providing child advocates, connecting families with therapists should they need any one on one care, and even helping with the small, day to day tasks like providing groceries or arranging activities for the kids. Again, I won't go into specifics, but these families could really use our support.
The group has already received some donations, but they just went public and could use some extra help.
If you would like to donate, or are interested in picking up one of the charity's wristbands, please check them out on Facebook or visit their page on the EverRibbon website.
(just click the links to be connected directly to their pages)