It's not helpful to start fights about politics online, here or otherwise, so I'm not going to go there, but I think it's very important that I make something 100% clear:
I am here on earth to be a light.
To be a positive force.
To be a safe space and a listening ear and open arms.
And I fully intend to do that.
I will stand in solidarity with friends and strangers of all races, religions, orientations, and genders.
I will not stand for hatred or violence or unkindness.
My friend Blair had some wonderful, important words on this matter in her recent instagram post, especially in regards to Christians and what we must do in all situations, especially this one...
"Christians, we have to be better at this. Jesus made it plain and clear: love God, love people. If we're shouting anything louder than love, we're doing it wrong. There aren't footnotes or parenthetical exceptions here--if we're shouting anything louder than love, we're doing it wrong."
For now, I'll leave it at that. I'm here, my friends, and I'm shouting love as loud as I can.