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No, I don’t have to love you.

Love your neighbor who doesn't: look like you, think like you, love like you, speak like you, pray like you, vote like you. Love your neighbor. No exceptions.Today I saw a sign being shared that was originally from an Episcopal church. People commented on it about how great it was, how it was all about love, and how this is what Jesus meant.

I call bullshit.

A massive, steaming pile of fresh, fly-attracting bullshit.

A field full of massive, steaming piles of fresh, fly-attracting bullshit.

Because, no.

I don’t love you.

I don’t have to love you.

Love is like respect.

You try to love and respect people when you meet them.

You try to assume the best in them.

You try to believe that the love and respect will be reciprocated, that there is a level of parity that is reached, and that there will be a mutual response.

When that doesn’t happen – when that person makes it clear that they want to oppress you, deny you your rights, imprison you, and, yes, even kill you simply because of who you are at your fundamental core…

Then, no.

I do not have to love that person.

You do not have to love that person.

Loving that person is allowing them to continue with their messages of hatred.

Loving that person is being complicit in their hate and anger and behavior.

Loving that person is agreeing that it is okay to discriminate

They do not desire your love.

They do not respect your love.

They will use your love against you.

Do not love that person.


Ah Republicans, I love you – because you make everyone else look so much better!

Joke_Seal_of_the_Republican_Caucus_of_the_Senate_of_CaliforniaWow, so first, we have the joy of Republicans.  Then we have the joys of Texas.

I won’t go into why Rick Perry sucks so much – I can just provide you with a link to the article while he basically says that he doesn’t have to do what the government says because being forced to let “patients shop for insurance or expand the government health care program” is apparently wrong and “brazen intrusions into the sovereignty of our state.”  Uh-huh.  But funneling TIF money into his own little slush is just a personal brazen intrusion and therefore all good for him.  (I’ll stop screaming about it now…my throat does hurt.)

So while Perry tries to keep the poor from getting health care, Republican candidates in Houston for the position of Sheriff (wait, let’s look at that again – SHERIFF!) have histories that include domestic violence and abuse of power.

My favorite one?  The sheriff who was arrested for beating his wife, she reported it, he lied and was caught on a lie detector test (his response – “polygraphs are investigative tools, and they’re not accepted in one court in this land”).  She later retracted it because officers came to her office and intimidated her.

Wow.  Way to go, law enforcement!

Honestly, I mostly love Texas.  Guns.  Heat.  Violent sheriffs.  What more can a girl ask for?