I usually don’t like to judge people I don’t know or heard very little about, but I considered this man’s comments to be so toxic. Warren Hurst, a commissioner in Sevier County, Tennessee, talked about a “queer” running for President of the United States and he also stated that White men have fewer rights. Here is the article on him:
While this man has an absolute right to his opinion, what he said was very inappropriate in my assessment. The problem isn’t in his right to say it, but rather in the people who decide to follow his twisted logic. There are people who have been taught ways that are detrimental to the unity of the world. These people can lead others who believe in them, and usually some form of chaos results. I honestly believe that if this man was not on any medication then he is an idiot. The world is changing and as long as we continue to live in it we need to accept the evolvement of it. Many years ago I remember talking to Teddy Pendergrass about something like this. He was afraid of how people were going to view him because he was parylized in a wheelchair. I told him that people were uncomfortable with Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles at first because they were blind. The best way for them to get over that discomfort was to go perform and let people see for themselves. The more people saw him, the more they loved him. The easiest thing in the world is to misjudge something that we don’t understand. Warren Hurst is only one man with one warped perception. He has a right to freedom of speech, and I have the right to refer to him as an idiot. Hopefully one day we all can get to see the uniqueness in others, and not judge them unfairly because of what we have been taught. Be fair to others. It is the right way. Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought, and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.
Teddy Pendergrass in concert with Brett Jolly on bass guitar