I posted a version of this on Facebook this morning.
I don’t hate any one person.
I don’t hate any group of people.
I don’t hate any demographic.
I don’t hate.
I feel angry.
I feel hurt.
I feel concerned — not for myself, not for any religious institution, not for so-called “religious freedom,” but for non-white, non-gender-binary, non-straight, non-legally-protected –> READ: non-*privileged* people, a majority of whom went to bed last night and woke up this morning utterly terrified.
In accordance with my daily-challenged faith, I will state my belief that Jesus is Lord of all, even this whole debacle.
But I will not forget that He was also Lord during the Dark Ages, the Spanish Inquisition, the Trail of Tears, the Holocaust, ETC. His being in control does not mean we humans don’t find a host of absolutely horrific things to perpetrate against one another.
His being in control does not excuse any of us — especially those of us who claim to follow Him — from doing everything we possibly can to prevent those horrific things. Including keeping other humans out of power who perpetuate those horrific things.
I feel sad.
I feel love.
I live out Love.
Some of you are aware of my heavy heart after a former long-time friend unfriended me a few days ago over this whole debacle.
Some of you will call me a hypocrite because I unfriended someone over this whole debacle.
This difference is that I didn’t attack or question the faith of the one who unfriended me.
The one I unfriended was never more than an acquaintance, and he attacked me and questioned my faith.
I don’t need that kind of unhealthy connection in my life.
I want to retain connections in which I exchange life (Life) with others.
I’m not sure that’s a sustainable thing via Facebook.
There’s more to all this. But I don’t have the words right now. If I find them, I’ll holler.
I am taking a social media vacation. It will last at least until the New Year.
I will pop onto FB to manage my author page (facebook.com/courtcanwrite/). But I don’t plan to interact there on my personal account.
I won’t be checking private FB messages. If you want to contact me, please email if you have my email address, text if you have my phone number, comment on my author page, or comment on my blog.
Until further notice, I’ll be interacting on Twitter (@courtcan) only to promote my books and talk about writing.
My main reasons for this vacation (from Facebook) are that I’m tired of being personally attacked, I’m tired of having my faith questioned by people who know little to nothing about my daily life or my beliefs, and I’m tired of providing a space where people I love and respect bicker with, yell at, and aim “friendly fire” at each other (necessitating my intervention).
I’m just weary. And this isn’t helping the depression I’m still in treatment for.
I love you all.
Facebook ya in January. Maybe.
In the meantime though, I’ll for sure be blogging here. Stay tuned!