I haven’t blogged in a while but the recent events in the national news are weighing heavy on my heart. The divide that is growing in our country is turning violent. Our love, need, demand for guns combined with our … Continue reading
The title of this post is a quote from an article written about Viola Davis, by a writer who viewed her age, skin tone, and hair as “less than classically beautiful.” For some reason, these words inspire me to challenge … Continue reading
All puns aside, I’ve been seriously considering training to run a 5K marathon/race. I’ve never been a runner. Far from it in fact. But something about setting a tangible goal seems like a good way to jump-start my hardcore workout … Continue reading
So, all this jazz is flying around about Paula Deen, racism, and what have you. So I read the articles, the deposition information, watch her interviews, and read what the trolls on the internet have to say. Continue reading
As I sit here watching a documentary on Black Mormons, I wonder to myself two things:
1) Why would God create all people in his image but not make them equal?
2) Why would you want to be apart of a group/organization/society that doesn’t want or accept you?
The Mormon Church (Church of Latter Day Saints) tried to justify their racism in not allowing black men to serve in the priesthood because there was no divine intervention to tell them so. Those of African descent were considered lesser and unworthy of the priesthood, but according to church leaders, that was God’s way. How does that make sense? If God wanted people of different races to be lesser, he would have just made them that way, like animals. So, if you believe that skin color is his way of making “others” less important, you are sorely misguided. Don’t use your religion to shield your bigotry.
On the other side, why would you want to consort with people who view you as less important? What kind of comfort and love can you feel being apart of a church that teaches that you are evil because of your skin color?
Just a few things to ponder…