Righteous Indignation

Darkened soul;

You speak the language of hate,

Intolerance and throw away lives.

You coat your fear

In God,

Claim faith, love,

While spewing venom.

Evil,

Hidden in rosy words,

Claiming encouragement.

The snake living in Eden.

Do you see it?

YOU are the hand

The devil is using to write

His darkness.

You say you are Christian,

Believe in God

Then spread bigotry?

Do you not recall?

“Even the demons believe in God and shudder.”

Think long.

Think hard.

Ours is not to be

Judge, jury, and executioner.

He gave his only begotten son

For ALL of us.

Not just those you deem

Acceptable

In your flawed, human eyes.

The blood of the lamb

Flowed for everyone.

The imperfect,

To be made pure through HIM.

My God is LOVE.

Not sure who yours is….

I was out. Driving to get breakfast when I saw this sign at one of the busier cross streets in my neighborhood. It sickened me as much as it saddened me. I wanted to rush out and remove the sign, but my small car couldn’t accommodate, and I didn’t want to do anything that could get me in trouble, so I did the next best thing. I reported it to the police.

As a Christian it angered me and tore at my heart. Hiding behind supporting the police and God to spew hate? Despicable. So I did what I always do when emotions get the better of me. I wrote.

Because I had to make it clear that the God I worship doesn’t seem to have much in common with theirs. And more, he’s the only judge that matters.

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8 thoughts on “Righteous Indignation

  1. Rhonda says:

    100% agree with you! Curious…did the police have them take it down? Or take it down themselves? If they didn’t or couldn’t on the grounds of free speech blah blah, then I may have approached the city as it looks to be on an easement of some sort. Good for you for sticking to your principals and calling the cops in any case. Unless we as individuals begin to change this cycle of hate and bigotry and vitriol…nothing will ever change. Go you!

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  2. shanjeniah says:

    I love your poem, Kitt, and it points out clearly something that’s become very obvious to me over the last several years. Sadly, not all Christians are remotely Christlike – which is very strange to me, because it seems as though that should always be the goal…

    Too often, religion is used as a means of control. I salute you and all my friends of faith who actually strive to live their faith not only in doctrine, but in the entirety of their living.

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  3. jansenschmidt says:

    Good for you for purging this from your soul. People are ignorant but like to sound smart. This person is obviously not a Christian.

    There is so much hate and frustration and confusion in the world today. But instead of praying, or going to church, or seeking professional help to deal with it, they lash out, often with violence. I think schools ought to start teaching students how to deal with anger and disappointment in a positive way. It’s obviously not being taught in the homes any more.

    Thanks for sharing and venting your frustration in a positive, healthy way.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

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