So the Kansas Secretary of State is labeled the King of Hate
by over 300 Latinos who illegally swarmed his home because he believes in
immigration reform? We have reached a
point in this great nation where anyone who doesn’t believe that everyone has a
right to anything is called hateful. It’s hateful to believe that people who
break our laws to get here should not be rewarded with amnesty while millions
of immigrants who are following the proper legal procedure to become citizens
are sent the message “you wasted your time and money doing it the right way”?
It’s hateful to oppose a lifestyle that has claimed the
lives of 619,000 people since 1981 and dangles the sword of Damocles (HIV) over
the heads of 1.7 million people? According to the Southern Poverty Law Center
the American Family Association is a hate group because it opposes the
homosexual agenda. Opposing a lifestyle that infects one in five
people who practice it with the 21st century equivalent of the Black
Death is hate?
When the President was campaigning for election he referred
to those who “cling to guns or religion” as being bitter implying all who do
are hate filled bigots. There is
something wrong with embracing a religion that places a premium on
righteousness and holiness? I am somehow
a problematic citizen because I believe in the wisdom of the Founders who
insured every American the right to keep and bear arms?
I am hateful because I believe it is wrong to take the money
I have earned by the sweat of my brow and give it to those who believe they are
entitled to free food, money they didn’t work for, free cell phones, and free
health care? That’s the thing about my
religion. It teaches, “those unwilling
to work will not get to eat.” It’s considered hateful not to give freebies
to those who are not unable but unwilling to work?
How is it that it was considered brave and wonderful for a
professional basketball player to “come out” as a homosexual but a high school
valedictorian has his mike cut off the moment he mentions Jesus Christ? Although I do not approve of homosexuality
and do not care to listen to speeches about it I certainly believe any
homosexual has the right to talk about their life choices. Yet a person who believes in his heart that
his relationship to Jesus Christ enabled him to finish high school with the
highest GPA is literally silenced the moment he says something about his
Here is a helpful word to those who insist that everyone who
does not embrace their proclivities, opinions, and viewpoints is hateful. Saying “no” doesn’t equate to hate. I have four children who range in age from 28
to 12. They have heard me say “no,”
“don’t,” “if you do x then y will be the consequence,” “chores don’t pay,” and
“your allowance is forfeited if you don’t do the work that was associated with
it.” None of them (to my knowledge) ever
believed that anything I said that might have limited their expectations or
desires was born of hate. Disagreements
abounded (and still do). Consequences
for breaking faith or rules were experienced.
I understood they would push limits and test boundaries. They understood/understand punishment doesn’t
equate to hate.
It’s time for adults who don’t get everything they think
they are entitled to to understand what their children already do. Just because you don’t get what you want
doesn’t mean that those who aren’t giving it to you are filled with seething
bigoted hatred. Grow up. Learn to listen. Learn to debate. Understand that there are times when you just
have to agree to disagree. Stop crying
“Hate!” just because you don’t get what you want when you want it from whom you
think you deserve it.
There are bona fide reasons why people oppose amnesty for
illegals that has nothing to do with hate.
The same goes for opposition to homosexual marriage, entitlements, gun
control and everything else that is considered wonderful by liberals. Resorting to calling anyone who opposes your
worldview as being “hateful” isn’t even childish (as your own kids don’t even
believe that). It’s just plain lazy and irresponsible.
Ray Rooney, Jr.