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Thursday
Jan192017

Are you fiercely Anti-Trump? That doesn’t give you the right to bully Chrisette Michele 

Photo Credit: Andrew Toth/GettyArticle By Rebecca Johnson // EEW Magazine Op-ed

Share If you are fiercely anti-Trump, here’s a newsflash: Lots of other people—even decent, God-fearing, loving Americans—are not.

Sadly, it seems that someone sent out a memo that gave the President-elect’s critics carte blanche to bully anyone that doesn’t detest Donald J. Trump.

Stop it.

Particularly in the African-American community, if a person supports the billionaire businessman (I am not one of them!), or is open-minded and willing to give him a chance, hurtful words like coon, Uncle Tom and far worse descriptions that shall not be mentioned here, are thrown around.

Things have gotten ridiculous and we need to do some soul-searching.

When news broke that Christian R&B singer Chrisette Michele had joined the list of performers at Trump's inauguration, the hurtful and malicious tweets set the Internet on fire. Folks suddenly felt like it was okay to unleash insults aimed at the talented vocalist and pledge never to support her again.

What kind of tyrannical and dictatorial mentality must you adopt to think that’s alright?

It’s a free country. Folks can support, sing for and engage whoever they so please. It’s not up to you.

In an open letter posted on her Rich Hipster website, the “A Couple of Forevers” singer, addressed the ignorance with grace and class. She wrote:

My heart is broken for our country, for the hopes of our children, for the fights of those who came before us.

I cry at the thought that Black History, American History might be in vain.

This country has had great moments. God has shined His light upon us.

Today, I hope that Great Moments begin in peaceful & progressive conversation. I am willing to be a bridge. I don’t mind “These Stones”, if they allow me to be a voice for the voiceless.

I am here.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Our lives begin to end, the day we become silent about what matters,”.

I am here, representing you, because this is what matters.

Does she no longer deserve respect, love and prayers, simply because your method of dealing with Mr. Trump differs from hers? Does she not have the right to "peaceful & progressive conversation"?

Before you fire off another tweet, Instagram comment or any other type social media post, have an introspective look. Be prayerful. Make sure you’re not tearing down your sister or brother in the name of concern for humanity.

Since when did diversity of thought warrant abuse and abandonment?

If you have been part of the hateful mob piling on folks like Chrisette, consider your ways. Muting the voices of those who oppose you is a way of perpetuating the same oppression you claim to be so against. What sense does that make?

Let her live.

Pray for our nation.

Love others.

And use your voice for good or not at all.

RELATED: Travis Greene explains his decision to sing at Trump's inaugural ball

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