This blog post is a call to action. A challenge to get off the sidelines and stand up for your country and your integrity.
What I am about to tell you is a threat to our way of life, a statment that I hope does not reflect who we are as American's.
If you are the recipient of something like this, I ask you to take a stand and let people know that it is NOT okay.
Last night I received an email forward from a close friend of mine...someone who is like a brother to me. It started off by naming every major terrorist event in the western world since the 60's, stating that each was purportrated by muslim males between the age of 17 and 40. This disgusting email then goes on to lie and claim that the New Testimate book of Revalations calls the coming anti-christ a Muslim male (another lie). As you can probably guess, the email forward then goes on to suggests that Barack Obama is all of these things.
As a halfway intelligent and rational American, I am incredibly offeneded by this email and what it suggests. It questions my intelligence and judgment. It fosters racial and religious discrimination. It uses God's word to mislead and frighten.
If you receive one of these emails and if you feel the same way that I do, I challenge you to take a stand and tell the world that this type of action is not okay. This goes beyond Democrat or Republican, beyond conservative or liberal, black or white, male or female. Disgusting acts like this are not what America stands for and it is our responsability as individuals to take a stand.
I for one, a former republican and current independant, will not sit around and let this happen. Not in my country, not during my election.
-Jeff the Great