Over the past few days there has been much in the media about Chick-Fil-A and all of the controversy around good, bad, right and wrong. People have taken to their FB pages, Blogs, Twitter and Smart Phones to voice what they feel is right.
When looking at the big picture one major thing has been overlooked. Personal freedoms are at risk here. I personally shop at places that are inclusive and definitely do not patronize the anti-gay establishments.
Well there is only one establishment I patronize that is anti gay and that is a visit home to see my dad. While he is not anti-gay and realizes we are all children of god he is married to a woman who does not understand that, but back to the point here… Elected officials are choosing who can build an establishment in their community based on a bigoted stance. Is this really what we want in the land of the free and the home of the brave?
All of the publicity around gay and lesbian rights is really the same thing that our society went through back in the 60’s with the civil rights movements and those of color. With all of this publicity the only one winning are the organizations being targeted and the politicians. Really how can each of us create and be part of the change we want to see? It is done by daily action, daily decisive interaction and pure intention and commitment.
Today it was announced “The 1st African American and 4th American to win all around Gold at the Olympics! Congratulations to 16 year old champion, Gabby Douglas” Why in 2012 almost 2013 are we still separating and segregating by gender, ethnicity, orientation, etc? Do they say the 1st slightly lighter or slightly darker skinned 16 year old Chinese girl took gold at the Olympics? Really lets celebrate the dedication and commitment it takes to achieving any medal at the Olympics or even being in the ranks of participating in the Olympics. Let’s celebrate Humanity.
How can we as a Human Race come together? How can we individually become the calm in the eye of the storm, hold love and compassion in our hearts for all and hold space for those not yet awake enough to realize each and everyone of us is connected to the greater whole of all that is?