One Lovely Blog Award

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I don’t normally do this sort of thing but my sweet and gracious friend Wendy nominated me and I’m honored to oblige. I adore her blog. You must check her out at http://wendysharesathought.com/about/

There are three rules with this One Lovely Blog Award…..

* Link the person that nominated you to this entry/post.

* Share seven things about yourself.

* Nominate some of your favorite bloggers.

So here goes……

1.) I cry when I hear the Star Spangled Banner.

2.) If you give me gummies I will love you long time.

3.) Love, Love, Love Rap and Hip & Hop

4.) I’m a dreamer. When I say dreamer, I mean one time I actually thought my homemade cookies were so damn good I could open up a bakery. Good God! Another time, I thought I could sell handmade cards. The other time I thought I could blog, Oh wait, that’s not a dream! I’m actually doing it. Not that it’s something HUGE (In my Trump voice) but it’s kinda big for me.

5.) I’ve never seen Star Wars – Gasp, Sigh, I know….Shame on me. Where the fuck have I been?

6.) I used to do some modeling locally when I was a teenager and in my early twenties. Never made it big but it was fun at the time.

7.) Dolls freak me out. Not Barbies but Dolls. The kind that the eyes move around or the baby dolls with their lips puckered or even the old classic ones. Any kind of doll or baby doll REALLY creeps me out.

So there you have it. A little about me. My nom’s are listed below. Do not feel like you have to oblige but I’d LOVE to read seven things about you! These bloggers listed below are quite intriguing and I’m sharing their “Abouts” so that you can get acquainted with each of them. To my nom’s, if you’re thinking “Nah, I’m not interested” Maybe think again, it gives your readers a piece of you that they might not know already.

Jason – I’m his #1 groupie! He is so gracious with his followers and so fucking talented! – http://aopinionatedman.com/harsh-reality/

Tess – Hot! Hot! Damn Hot! – http://thetawdrytalesoftess.com/about/

Does Photography – Incredible Photography! – https://atlantagaphotography.wordpress.com/

Ferddhie- Amazing writer, young & fresh – https://talk2ferdy.wordpress.com/

Ria – My goodness, she is fantastical! – https://kokoboocro.wordpress.com/about/

Josh Wrenn – This guy speaks the truth – Honest, blunt, straight forward, and feels like an old friend – https://myfridayblog.wordpress.com/about/

Todd Louis – Vibrant and an amazing writer! – https://toddlouis.wordpress.com/about/

Mystery Man – Deep, dark, brooding poetry that is spell bounding – https://bleedingheartspoetry.wordpress.com/

Elan – I’m fairly new to his blog but I can’t stop reading! – http://tricksterchase.com/

I’ll call her Momma as I honestly don’t know her name but she is terrific! – https://amommasview.wordpress.com/about/

Tish – She is such a Dear! She is incredible. So brave to share her story and we’re reading her trials and adventures every step of the way. If she doesn’t post in a day or two I’m freaking out, can’t get enough! – https://transgendertish.wordpress.com/about/

Kevin – He’s encouraging, uplifting and an amazing photographer – http://kevinhotter.com/about/

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Releasing Hate

Normally I steer away from politics, sex, religion, and other topics that cause roaring and confrontation. But, I felt the need to blog about this one because I see or hear about it every single day.

Today’s bothersome topic is HATE. I’m talking about the hate for homosexuality and transgender people.

First, I want to explain to all of you that I’m a heterosexual white female. I was raised in the south as a baptist. I no longer go to church but I do pray. I’m not a religious bible thumper or shove God in your face and preach and quote bible scriptures.

If you’re against homosexuality and transgender people let me ask you a few things….

1.) Does it keep you up at night? If so, take a fucking sleeping pill already.

2.) Why does it concern you? Live your life and sit the hell down.

3.) Is it any of your business? No, it’s really not. Do you think homosexuals or transgender people care if you’re straight?

I constantly hear people whether it’s at work, grocery store, on TV, etc. condemning homosexuality and transgender people.

Last I checked this is a free country. Who do you think you are to judge them? Again, it’s really none of your business. They can live their lives however they choose to. Quit focusing on them and worry about your self and your own life. Or better yet get a life.

Just the other day I was speaking with a co-worker in the break room at work and we were talking about our favorite shows. I was telling her about OITNB, Modern Family and Wentworth. She gasped and said to me “You do realize you’re going to hell if you support and watch that stuff don’t you?” I said “Are you serious? You’re one of THOSE people that judges others and decides that they’re going to hell? Really?” She then said ” I cannot have friendships with gays or watch them because the bible says I’ll burn in hell.”

Ahem……..choking a bit on this one. Shaking as I’m taking in the ignorance and hatred and deciding how I’m about to address this…..

I then state “God loves everyone. You are not God, you are not better than anyone else. You sin by eating too much. See those three donuts on your plate, that’s called gluttony but that’s none of my business. You think God is going to make you burn in hell because you ate three donuts? That’s a sin. How is your sin different than theirs? God doesn’t rank them like a top 20 countdown. Another thing, if you were dying and needed a kidney “The Gays” as you call them would be one of the first people to give you a fucking kidney. Bet you’d take a gay kidney wouldn’t ya?”

If I had a mic I would’ve dropped it and walked away flipping my hair.

My husband said I was a bit harsh with her but I was LIVID to say the least. I don’t get the HATE in this world. How is anyone that cruel?

I honestly don’t think these people that continue to preach about homosexuality realize the circumstances at hand. I watched L Word Mississippi: Hate The Sin the other night. It was heart wrenching to watch. People are committing suicide everyday due to their family not accepting them.

Would you want to be the reason someone took their own life? Because they’re being shamed by you and put down because they’re different than you? If you’re making someone feel less of a person because they’re choosing a different life than you then to me that’s like murder. It’s almost as if you’re giving them the gun and saying, “Go on, do it.”

I still cannot understand the parents finding out their children are homosexual and then disowning them. What the fuck is wrong with people? You cut someone off because they love the same sex? You’re that righteous to think that you’re better than them and choose to disassociate with your very own child? It’s disgusting.

Being raised a baptist I was preached to over and over again about homosexuality and tons of other sins. My mother being a very strong christian woman saw things a bit differently. She always told me no matter what race, religion, sexual orientation people are that they’re God’s children and they’re all beautiful.

In my eyes we are to love and appreciate every single person and their differences. God made each of us who we are and loves us unconditionally. He forgives us too.

If you’re a homophobic person I just ask that you try to love and except what’s different from you. Just because they love the same sex and are not just like you doesn’t mean they’re harming you. They want to live their lives just like you do. Not every homosexual or transgender person is going to hit on you. Are you that confident that homosexuals think you’re worthy of flipping? They’re not out to molest you. Believe me. Get over yourself and your harsh thoughts and pull yourself together. It’s 2016 and whether you like it or not, this world is moving forward with or without you.

HATE is not in the forecast for the future. It’s nothing but rainbows, unicorns, puppies, kittens, cupcakes, skittles and peace if you ask me.

XOXO