Oviously I’m really striking a nerve on an entry I wrote– what 2 months ago based on a speech given by a man with brown skin… Dr. Martin Luther King was the one that spoke of having his children be recognized for their character and not the color of your skin… I was only quoting him and giving my opinion on it. And for the record, no, I don’t think a man that wants to kill babies (among other things) has much character.
Thank you Cici for being respectful and for signing your name. I truly appreciate that.
First of all, let me make myself perfectly clear. I view people as people. Human, the way God intended, not by the color of their skin. I have a disdain for forms that ask race. We are one race– human, not black, (or AA) or caucasian, or Indian (or NA), etc…. These things describe our physical traits, but not our "race". Many times, I will write "human" in the slot for "other" when I am filling out these ridiculous forms.
In our home, we do not focus on skin color (except to say how pretty our children’s skin is). Or to joke about not being able to find one of our chocolate children after dark unless they’re wearing a bright colored shirt 🙂
In our home, we focus to the best of our ability, on bringing up our children to honor the Lord God Almighty.
When God gave us our children, we didn’t care what color skin they had, we wanted a family. And quite honestly black/biracial children are the "unwanted" children of society. Don’t believe me, check out www.adoptuskids.org and see all the little chocolate people that are in the foster care system waiting for their forever family, in our country as opposed to white children.
As for people being born "that way" homosexual… sorry… I know of too many that have been freed from that sad life to believe it. Others that are so miserable that they can hardly stand themselves. In fact, I’ve met very few happy "gay people" (and in the past worked in a field that is filled with those living the lifestyle). I find it hard to believe that those living the homosexual lifestyle want to be that way any more than an alcoholic wants to be an alcoholic, (yes, I know there are those that would say it’s a disease… not a sin, I disagree). Or any more than a man addicted to pornography wants to be, or drugs, etc. etc. etc. No, these people don’t want to be "that way" but a sinful habit, any sinful habit, is hard to break. IMO, being homosexual and acting on it, is no less of a sin than a heterosexual in relationships outside of marriage and acting on it. I believe if God had intended men to be with men and women with women, he would have provided that option in Genesis, but He did not. In fact, is very clear about his opinion in His Word about homosexuals, just as he is about other sins.
Abortion… no comment except… I have 4 babies that would/could have been aborted, had it not been for the option given the birthmothers of adoption.
As far as your thoughts on my beliefs about blacks– sorry you know very little about that. I do not claim to be an expert in welfare, I KNOW white people get it too… good grief– stop being so sensitive people! I was raised in Knoxville, TN and most of the projects there are filled with whites.
YES! There are lazy white people collecting government checks for sitting on their rear ends too. I believe I have said this before but I’ll say it again now too.
What I saw in the inner cities I was in, was people that did not know how to get out of the hood. They wanted to, but generational sin is VERY hard to break. And when you get almost as much or more money for doing nothing, why do you want to get out and work? In a way I don’t blame them. I just wish it was different. My opinion is that welfare brings about very little good. It makes people lazy and gives opportunities for people to lead sinful lives.
And for the record, there is NO WAY any person can know everything about my feelings about these topics from a few blog entries. These are just mostly my random thoughts I have had about these subjects. To presume to know everything I think from what I write here is … well I don’t know what, but it can’t be done.
I am a person that believes in absolute truth, not moral relativism, which is the mantra of today… and I don’t apologize for it.