Bigotry Cloaked In Religion Is Still Bigotry
Everyone here at Springwolf Reflections and Spring’s Haven felt the need to make a statement about the recent issues being raised world-wide in the name of “religion” that discriminate against any group or community of people.
As a Pagan Metaphysical organization and group we have stood up against bigotry of all kinds in the past. We believe that all people have value and deserve freedom to live their lives in peace and respect without harm or persecution.
No matter what race, gender, disability, religion or sexual orientation; all people deserve respect and equal protection as humans with rights for liberty and freedom.
We join together with others of like mind, spiritual and non-spiritual who believe that any form of bigotry no matter how it is cloaked or packaged is still hate and intolerance against all people. Every person, whither a religious or spiritual teacher, leader or voice for any group cannot remain silent and tolerate any destructive message of hate that breeds violence or discrimination in any country, region or community. Those that remain silent are condoning the behavior of hate and bigotry.
We urge everyone to take part to protest any attempt to legalize discrimination, wherever it may exist around the world. From Russia to Uganda, in the Middle-East to right here in the United States; “Religious Freedom” does not give you the right to discriminate against any group of people! Such oppression must end and all free people who believe in peace, harmony and love must speak up and speak out against such measures.
There are organizations in every country for individuals to connect with to support actions that fight against discrimination. Please find the organization that supports your issue and help them peacefully protest in order to combat oppression in your region of the world.
Please do not allow ignorant views, attempts to control and manipulate with fear, to dictate your views and manifest within your world as hate, bigotry and intolerance. Think for yourself! Do the academic research for yourself! Don’t rely on the manipulated research of others who change facts, spin history or out-and-out lie about issues in order to deceive you and force you into the box of bigotry they want you to be sequestered into.
All people have a spark of compassion, kindness and yes divinity within them. Whatever that view of the Divine is to you, we are all part of the human race and we are responsible for the human condition around the world. Use your voice to be the sound of reason for freedom and respect for all living things on the face of Earth. Let the Divine light you believe in, shine through you as an example of the peace, compassion and love that is spoken of in the world’s religions, philosophies and spiritual paths.
And so it is!
Many Blessings ~
From the Staff of Spring’s Haven and Springwolf Reflections.
© 2014 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Springs Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Thank you for speaking up and showing the Spiritual Community what being a real leader is and how giving guidance doesn’t have to be about negativity.
Well and timely said! Thank you.
*Caryn Pfeiffer* Office Administrator *The Oakland Press*