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"But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us." (2 Cor. 4:7) Sharing the journey through daily thoughts and struggles, examination of Scripture, poetry, music and art.
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  1. cindyhfrench says:

    Anne it IS time to take a stand. I vote online often in surveys and “controversial websites and conservative websites which I understand from the Obama camp is racist, and bigoted.
    I guess if he can’t win one way, he will turn this into something that is all about race. If you don’t vote for him, then you are a racist-they will say. Funny how he wouldn’t dain to use this the first time around, isn’t it?

    • Anne Sikes says:

      I have spoken up about how wrong I believe it is, what Westboro Baptist Church does with their hatred in the name of Christ…picketing funerals of soldiers, and more recently Sly Stallone’s son because they said his father is a sinner. What is that? We’re all sinners!

      What you say is true too. Nobody is allowed to voice opposition of the current president without knowing that they’ll be accused of being a racist because of it. “All men are created equal” means that you don’t HAVE to like a person because of their color either. Liking someone based on the color of their skin, and regardless of anything else is racism, just the same as than disliking someone because of the color of their skin. It’s saying he’s above reproach because of the color of his skin…how is that different than someone doing the reverse…saying a white person is above reproach simply because of their whiteness? But that racist accusation thing where Obama is…it’s a diversionary tactic is all. It deflects attention from the real issues and puts his accusers on the defensive…or in many cases prevents those who disagree with him from saying so because they don’t want to be accused of racism.

      There is a lot that would frighten me these days about how much America doesn’t look like America anymore though, if I didn’t trust God in the midst of it all. But that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t anger me. And I can’t keep silent about this and shouldn’t have to! Truett Cathy was just saying what his opinion is, not hurting anyone, and now there are calls by the government for apologies, and attempts to destroy his business. Roseann Barr said something about how everyone who eats at Chick Fil-A should get cancer and die.

      When did we stop being able to peacefully state our opinions in this country, without fear of horrible repercussions? If someone doesn’t like what he said and decides to boycott Chick Fil-A because of it, that’s their right too…but to outright destroy him, with the assistance of the government support? When the Dixie Chicks said what they did about W, I was angry at them too…stopped listening to their music…turned the radio off when a song of theirs would come on, etc. And that was my right. But although I don’t agree with what they did…they had the right as Americans to do it, and to say what they thought…shouldn’t have faced death threats and the things that they did in the face of it. They paid a hefty price…so it’s not just one side or the other that has seen this happen…I know that. I’m standing up for what America is supposed to stand for…”land of the free”…we’re not free if we cannot voice our opinions without fear of violence and destruction of our livelihoods…demands for apologies for just saying what we believe!

      And for the record…I don’t agree with Truett Cathy’s opinion. I used to, but no longer do. But I agree with his right to state it!! And there you go. As a Christian, because of that opinion I face opposition of some other Christians, who say I can’t be a Christian and believe what I do.

      We’ve been warned in classes against being controversial, for business reasons…being able to find employment later. And I understand that…especially in the face of what’s happening with Chick Fil-A now, and what happened with the Dixie Chicks too. But sometimes you just have to speak up. Sometimes speaking up is more important than accepting personal consequences. Silence is dangerous.

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