Before heading out for another exciting day in New York City, I came across an e-mail from a blog buddy named Ace that who outraged over the Westboro Baptist Church. For those of you lucky enough to be unfamiliar with the WBC, they are a religious organization focused on spreading the message that “God Hates Fags.” In fact, that’s the very URL of their official website.
I don’t really spend a lot of time thinking about the Westboro Baptist Church, nor do I think it makes sense to debate them or counter their arguments. Ultimately, that which you resist persists – and fighting against a message of hate will only ensure it grows louder.
At the end of the day, the only path we can actively shape is our own. We can hope to inspire change in others – like the leaders of the WBC – by setting an example with our own lives. They may pursue hate, but I choose to focus on love and peace. That is their path. This is mine.