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There’s a whole lot of what looks like fear and hate against those of different races, religions and lifestyles. I am working to stay grounded in inclusiveness and hope rather than to fight these forces by joining in their fear and hate. I am encouraged by those who are activists – and keep their moral compass.  This piece, affirming humanity and love, is circulating on Facebook. It’s too good not to keep circulating. The author encourages passing this on. Here it is:

“For all of you who aren’t sure, it is possible to be gay and Christian. It’s also possible to believe in God and science. It is possible to be pro-choice and anti-abortion.

It is equally possible to be a feminist and love and respect men. It’s possible to have privilege and be discriminated against, to be poor and have a rich life, to not have a job and still have money. It is possible to believe in sensible gun control legislation and still believe in one’s right to defend one’s self, family, and property, it’s possible to be anti-war and pro-military.

It is possible to love thy neighbor and despise his actions. It is possible to advocate Black Lives Matter and still be pro police. It is possible to not have an education and be brilliant. It is possible to be Muslim and also suffer at the hands of terrorists. It is possible to be a non-American fighting for the American dream.

It is possible to be different and the same.

We are all walking contradictions of what “normal” looks like. Let humanity and love win.”