Pushing the limits of respect

After I matured into a full fledged human being and learned compassion, I learned to treat people with a greater level of respect.

Respect for me is earned, not just given.

I tend to give a person a certain level of respect and what they do with it from there is up to them.

Along comes the Westboro Baptist “Church” spewing unbelievable volumes of hatred. I have expressed that had I not had any family, that it would be very tempting to make the entire family martyrs as one of their “protests”.

The Phelps family has lost their patriarch, Fred Phelps.

While the knew response is one of similar hate, we need to rise above them. I did find it ballsy that they asked fro the world to be respectful when they clearly are not.

Yes, it would be fitting for us to stand in line along the procession holding sign that say things like “No Fred, God doesn’t have f*gs, he only hates you.”

The Phelps family is in pain, just like we have all experienced and will experience again. The loss of a loss one, even when they are estranged, is not easy.

Please consider taking the higher ground and don’t throw hate at them right now. Let’s save our hate for a better issue.