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So much is being said about hate speech in our country today. We know it is a relatively new term. What it really means is that there are certain words and phrases which we should never say because they may hurt someone’s feelings.
Even though we should never purposefully hurt someone’s feelings, we should never bow down to a small group of people who want to restrict our speech. The politically correct police, whoever they are, want to tell us what we should say or should not say.
It’s crazy how our country has gone in the last twenty to thirty years — how today everything hurts someone’s feelings. It’s sad to me how people can buy into this rhetoric. What people are actually saying is: “If I don’t agree with what you are saying or just don’t like what you are saying, then what you are saying is hate speech.”
I think we all should be careful, because if it weren’t for the First Amendment to our Constitution, the courts and the media would decide what we can and cannot say. What makes America great is people who honor the Constitution of the United States. We allow people to say what they want even when it may be offensive or hurt our feelings. We do not stifle someone’s right to say what they want because if we are not careful, one day someone will say to you, don’t say this or that. Freedom of speech is paramount to keeping us free in this country to be able to believe and say what we want.
The greatest thing for me is to be able to worship the Father of my Lord Jesus without any fear of repercussion from anyone. Let’s be kind to one another, but continue to put God first in every area of our lives.
#Truth is the new hate speech. If you quote the word of God, touchy people are calling that hate speech. Let’s be mindful.
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, May 30, 2016 @ 10:59 AM MDT
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