Her name is Vice President Kamala Harris.
His name is Governor Greg Abbott.
Calling any of them anything other than their names, particularly as it relates to their religion, race/ethnicity or their disability is immature, mean, and does not reflect any value set that I hope anyone reading my posts would have.
They will each make policy decisions or take positions with which we will not agree. They may make statements that infuriate, disappoint, or even put us at an emotional, social or financial disadvantage.
And, we can respectfully disagree while working to reverse said decisions.
But, we cannot continue to berate, belittle and mock those with whom we differ. We must not.
Have we learned nothing almost a year into this pandemic? Have we considered that we are our own undoing? That our lack of compassion, grace, and basic decency is why we yet remain in the wilderness? We ask God to release us as we mock His children. How would any good parent respond?
It is heartbreaking to see and read some of things being posted by children of God on any given day. In these last few days, and specifically, the last 24 hours, I have been dumbfounded at these personal attacks on our elected leaders.
These sexist, racist, and ableist comments must cease. We are better than this. If we are not, shame on us.
I’m all for attacking policy. Point out the systems that cause harm to us or create biases against certain communities. I’m excited to vote for and elect leaders who want to help my community. I just don’t have the stomach to hate those who I perceive that may not have my best interest at heart. I can’t give my energy to darkness if I am trying to be the light.
Besides, I’ve got Canaan in my view.