Thursday, July 26, 2012

Chicken Nuggets, Trick-or-Treat & Disney Porn?

Two things that amaze me:

Firstly, it never ceases to amaze me how some issues get BLOWN-UP in the media.   Aren't there enough problems in the world without making up dumb things to worry about?   This is America people!   We are ALL free to believe whatever we want.   For purposes of this story, I'll call the current morality crisis the "Chicken People" crisis & the people involved the "Chicken Peeps".  I use the term "crisis" loosely.  I don't really think there is one.  I, personally, think the flames are being fanned by a competitor or a media outlet.  IF the Chicken Peeps were denying service or employment to gay people...THAT WOULD BE A STORY!   That would be a reason to boycott.   The fact that the owner doesn't like gay marriage or gay people... who cares?  I don't know him & will never meet him.  If I took the time to research every business owner's personal beliefs, I'd probably stop shopping anywhere!   

Secondly,  it also amazes me that some groups have such double standards.    The same groups picketing for Muslim groups to have the right to open a mosque near Ground Zero are against Christian groups taking a stand on ANYTHING.    The same groups who climb trees to protect a spotted owl's life think it's perfectly acceptable to kill an unborn child?  Tell me how that makes sense?   To me, life is life.  Respect it or not.  But that's another subject entirely.   Getting back to the topic at hand, let me quickly tell you my beliefs.  Anyone who knows me can tell you that I'm not religious.  I am, however, very spiritual.  I love Jesus & He loves me.   I believe everyone has the right, in this country, to practice their beliefs without interference or bullying.     

Ironically, this crazy situation reminds me of others that I can recall in my adult lifetime.  Funnily enough, some of them stirred into a frenzy by the very people standing to "defend" the Chicken Peeps.   Here are just a couple of examples:

THE DEVIL HOLIDAY -  Back in the 80's many church leaders suddenly decided that Halloween was a "devil holiday" & tried to shame their congregations into not participating.  I, at the time, even felt guilty & made my kids stop trick or treating for a few years.  Not because I felt convicted about participating in this fun holiday, filled with wonderful family memories for me, but because I felt bullied by my peers.   Thankfully I realized how ludicrous the whole notion was & let my kids enjoy their childhood treats, as I did.  

EVIL DISNEY ANIMATORS - Let's never forget the supposedly embedded, secret messages in Disney animated features.  Somebody, apparently with lots of time on their hands, slowed the films down & accused Disney animators of  putting hidden messages in them.  Example:  The Genie in Aladdin supposedly is heard telling "teenagers to take off their clothes"? Really?  Why would somebody go to all the trouble to say that?   How dumb. But it was top news for a while & I personally know a few families who cancelled their trips to Disney World because of it!  There are probably still some folks that believe it.   How gullible we can all be sometimes. 

Of course for there to be a morality crisis, there has to be leaders.  We all know somebody who always seems to be on the front lines of the latest morality crisis & leading the charge of the controversy front & center, on Facebook or other social media.   I sometimes wonder if those self-same people would have been present when the National Guard were trying to protect those sweet little black children walking into an all-white schoolhouse in Alabama in the 60's which side they would be standing on?   Would they be standing toe-to-toe yelling hate messages straight out of the bible?... or would they be giving those precious children of God smiles & encouraging words?  

Life can be so confusing sometimes.   We are all crammed onto this little planet & we'll always have one crisis or another.  We'll always have hate, bullies & those who just like to stir the pot.  I'm so thankful that there is a GOD & that He loves us.  With that fact, comes hope.  Let's all remember that God told us above all, to LOVE..... on that note, here are some things I LOVE: 

  • I LOVE JESUS (and btw..HE loves me too)..... 
  • I LOVE ChickfilA (not because of any cause--but because they got some slammin' chicken & biscuits :) 
  • I LOVE gay people (my son is gay & he's one of the best human beings on this planet & he has NO maniacal plans to take over the world..he's just trying to live his life with love & laughter)...
  • I LOVE Halloween & trick-or-treat & silly costumes (some of my favorite childhood memories)...
  • I LOVE dogs, cats, owls & most animals (don't like lizards but I don't wish them dead just want them to stay clear of me lol)...
  • I LOVE old people & little people (and I don't mean "little" little people"..I mean children...but that doesn't mean I don't like "little" little people. I just don't know any....
  • I LOVE people who LOVE others, even if they don't agree with them about every single thing (sort of like Jesus)...

If you don't like what I LOVE... it's okay..I LOVE You anyway..but if you don't want to be my friend any more.. just hit the big old DELETE button... I may not notice but I'll love you anyway :)

What do you love?   

Take good care,


  1. I love you Cindy. Your Mom

  2. I love to laugh and hear laughter. I love music that touches my soul. I love cats. I love my family. I love God and the people he has put in my life. ♥

  3. I just adore this. Love you, aunt Cindy!!


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