Two arguments I can’t get over this week
I’m a sucker for reading comments on articles and facebook posts. I think my fascination is a mix of wanting to know what is being said around certain topics (all sides) and my undying hope that one day we will collectively learn how to love one another.
Here are the top two arguments I can’t get over this week, summarized from comments across the internet:
1. The owner of Chick-Fil-A has the right to his opinion and shame on people for not letting him believe in what he wants to believe.
- Of course he can state his opinion. In fact, I haven’t read any comments or posts or anything where ANYONE is blasting him for having an opinion. But the company funds anti-gay organizations in a major way. So while Mr. Chick-Fil-A can have an opinion about a group of people, those of us who fight against discrimination and truly believe in loving our neighbor have every right to also voice our opinion and not give him MORE MONEY to spend on organizations that spread hate.
2. If there were other shooters in the Aurora theater they could have taken down the attacker and protected more people.
- The theater was dark, loud, gas-filled and panicked. The shooter had a SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE and HEAD TO TOE BODY ARMOR. Again, he had a steady stream of bullets firing out into the crowd and was wearing gear comparable to that of a SWAT team member. More shots fired would not have taken him down but likely resulted in more people harmed.
Can we let these arguments go now? Please?