Friday, November 11, 2016
The Great Divide
I have taken a moment before posting about the election results merely because l didnt want to write a hate filled, foul mouthed, expletive filled post. I am angry, resentful and surprised. I think it's extremely base to interpret the results as half of america being racist. It's much more complicated.
Reasonable people, by all standards voted for him. That, I find hard to forgive nor understand. I can understand the marginalized entitled white collar worker. Trump's rhetoric pandered to them. I can understand the white college educated male, that is self explanatory.
I will never understand the college educated white woman, the ones that could be my colleagues. Never understand the Christian evangelicals that will vote Republican if a reformed Lucifer ran on the Republican ticket. I am angry at the Christian leaders that voted for this man and did not fight for the undocumented immigrant, single mother, any non white group in their congregation, even their four year old Muslim neighbor.
Never have I been so despondent after an election.
When Bush was elected I was merely annoyed that we would be ignored as a group, as we were. Not the devastation and quite frankly fear I feel now. I reminded myself of Isaiah 41 vs 10 and had to really ask myself if I based the stability of my life on who was president.
There is such a divide in this election especially among older vs younger christians, that we must not have. There must be unity in the body of Christ. As unpalatable as that man is, we have to mourn the results pick ourselves up and support the country.
Live fearless as always