The one thing you should never do is read Facebook comments on news articles. Think of it as the same rule as not feeding your mogwai after midnight … for the exact same reasons!
The recent Unites States Supreme Court’s ruling about marriage equality and the Oklahoma Supreme Court’s ruling about the 10 commandments monument needing to be removed from the State Capitol grounds has brought out the worst in humanity within Facebook comments.
There are those who are polite, express their opinion, and move on. If Facebook comments were full of these people, the world of Facebook would be a better place.
There are those who share the facts, mostly without comment. If Facebook comments were full of these people, the world of Facebook would be a better informed place.
Derisive comments from all over the political spectrum are represented.
Here’s the sad part. I have to say the worst of the worst came from the so-called Christians. I say so-called because there is no way these people represent the faith that I learned in Sunday school.
Anyone who had differing opinion was a leftist devil worshiping socialist atheist. Declarations were made that this is why the State of Oklahoma and America are going to hell, this is not what the Bible teaches, America was founded as a Christian nation, we should impeach the Supreme Court, and the finally the talking point of the hour, this violates my religious freedom.
There were many who tried to educate these sad people by sharing the facts about the cases and what each ruling was based on within both the United States and Oklahoma Constitutions. Some gave history lessons about the founding of America. Some even shared Bible verses about loving thy neighbor. None of this worked of course. It just ramped up the vitriol.
Oh and the light help you if you had used the rainbow overlay on your profile picture. You were especially targeted with hate filled remarks.
Let’s just hope these Facebook comments don’t get wet.
I’m going to just leave these here:
God is Love. Love wins.
Unless you were the one denied the legal standing of marriage, marriage equality does not affect you at all.
If you work for the State, you represent the State, and the State is religiously neutral. Just do your job, file the paperwork, and move on.
The 10 commandments monument is a religious display.
Having a religious display on State of Oklahoma property violates the State of Oklahoma’s Constitution (Article II, Section II-5).
Moving a monument that shouldn’t have been there in the first place also does not affect you at all, unless it's your job to move it.
You should actually read the Constitution of the United States and the State of Oklahoma before you make a comment about it.
Using the term “religious freedom” doesn’t disguise the fact you are really saying “only my right wing so-called christian beliefs matter and everyone else's don’t”
An atheist is a person who does not have a belief in the existence of God or any deity. So calling someone a devil worshiping atheist is just wrong on so many levels.
Calling someone a socialist really isn’t an insult. Just remember that the next time you cash your social security check.