A MUSTARD SEED OF HATE
The Bible teaches that FAITH the size of a mustard seed can remove mountains. The Bible also teaches that a small grain of HATE can create a mountain of disasters. One seed of hate planted in the mind of a child results in terrible outcomes. Americans live in fear that has been created by hate, but most Americans refuse to address the root of the problem. Every day a political leader, a television evangelist, or a preacher advocates some form of hate that is detrimental to the entire society, but particularly the young.
America’s children are taught, not only to respect, but to believe the voice that comes from the pulpit. But time and time again history has proved that pulpit voices have been wrong. It was only a short time ago that preachers were using the Bible to uphold the doctrine of slavery. Today, we realize that slavery was wrong and that the teaching of hate based on skin color is an unethical mistake. It is that same principle of hate that is used to tarnish the minds of America’s youth concerning sexual orientation.
It is sad to see that many young men and women have allowed the seed of hate to grow into an act of violence that has destroyed the lives of many innocent citizens. It is hard to imagine what America would be if the abilities of those destroyed by hate had been used in helpful activities for the good of mankind.
Today, America is experiencing the catastrophic results of hate, and the lessons have not been learned. Religious and political leaders are still planting the seeds of hate and citizens are suffering the consequences. It is important that the eyes of hate mongers be opened so they can see the damages they have caused—and the mouths of those proclaiming hate be forever closed—so that innocent ears will never again be influenced by the voices of destruction.