All Lives Matter?

I’m angry.  I usually try not to write, or speak, when I’m angry.  God has given me the gift of words, and I can easily use words to cut people to shreds.  I usually try not to do that, but today I must. I’m angry, and I’m about to make some of you angry.  Some of you will be angry with me, and some of you will be angry at me.  And quite frankly, I do not care.  These things have to be said.  In the past few weeks, I have been absolutely floored and emotionally drained.  Current events in the world are exhausting, but I can deal with that.  This world is temporary and I know that eternity will be better.  What is really exhausting and draining to me are the comments, remarks, and attitudes of my friends.  People whom I have loved, respected, and looked up to as models of the faith.  I’m angry at you, and it has to be said.

 

  1. I’m angry at anyone whose response to “Black Lives Matter” is “all lives matter.”  You obviously don’t mean it.  Sure, you’re rightly against abortion, but those lives don’t matter if they get killed during a traffic stop.
  2. I’m angry that it is inherently more dangerous for my son-in-law to get pulled over for a burnt out bulb than it is for a white drunk driver.  I wonder, is my grandson light enough that it will not be dangerous for him to be pulled over?
  3. I’m angry that you assert that “all lives matter” and then get upset that your rights might be violated if asked to stay home or wear a mask to protect people more vulnerable than you from disease.
  4. I’m angry that you assert that “all lives matter” and then see the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions as expendable because you’re more concerned about being able to eat at Cracker Barrel.
  5. I’m angry that you assert that “all lives matter” and then spew hatred about those who illegally come to America to flee oppression and death in their own country.
  6. I’m angry that you assert that “all lives matter”, Christian, and yet do not attempt to reach the lost in your city for Christ.
  7. I’m angry that you assert that “all lives matter” and yet blindly support a president who not only lashes out like a child, but is willing to use military force on his own people. 
  8. I’m angry that you have traded the gospel of Christ for political expediency.
  9. I’m angry that you bemoan protesters not being peaceful when I clearly remember you being so angry at football players silently taking a knee.
  10. I’m just angry at all this hypocrisy coming from pastors and deacons that I know personally.  I’m angry that you care more about gun rights than human rights.  I’m angry that with the same mouth that you proclaim the gospel you insult people made in God’s image who disagree with you politically.
  11. I’m angry that I have bitten my tongue (so to speak) on social media while you spew your unbiblical rhetoric.
  12. I’m just angry. And I’m done being silent about it.

 

“When you spread out your hands, I will hide my eyes from you; even though you make many prayers, I will not listen; your hands are full of blood.  Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your deeds from before my eyes; cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause.” (Isaiah 1:15-17, ESV)

 

“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.” (Isaiah 5:20, ESV)


3 Responses to “All Lives Matter?”

  1. Robert Ashworth says:

    Many of your questions are short sighted or false premise, etc. A good example is #5. Why are they illegal?. Why do they come in caravans flying the flag of the country they leave while burning ours. The bible says in numerous places to obey the law yet the question promotes the opposite. This further decimates the country they left. On their travels they are often raped sold into sex slaves or taken into gangs. We give millions to these countries yet they still oppress while we spend millions to take them in. We create the oppression. This whole process is so anti Christian. Yet so many christians ignore all the destruction they create for a good feeling. Yes I am angry at all this

  2. Michael Dickey says:

    Robert,

    Thank you for your comment. For the record, I am not “promoting” illegal immigration. What I am talking about is treating each and every human as thought they are made in the image of the God we serve, because, guess what, they are! I’m not here to argue government policy. I’m here to encourage Christians to truly be “pro-life” from womb to tomb, for everybody, no matter what they look like or where on earth they happened to be born.

  3. Dana Griffin-Graves says:

    Every point you make is valid and understood. Thank you for supporting the cause. The statement that impacted me the most, “I’m angry that you bemoan protesters not being peaceful when I clearly remember you being so angry at football players silently taking a knee”

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