While I promise not to offer excessive commentary on current events, there have been a few news stories lately that I have felt compelled to write about. Instead of inundating my readers with daily posts, I will try to space them out so that I can alienate as many people as possible on a weekly basis. Welcome to Soapbox Wednesday.
Five news events have been significant recently: Bruce Jenner becoming Caitlyn, the Supreme Court overturning state bans on same-sex marriage, new interest in the significance of the Confederate battle flag following tragedy in South Carolina, the Affordable Care Act standing up to Supreme Court scrutiny, and a Minnesota dentist/trophy hunter who allegedly killed a beloved lion lured away from a protected habitat.
Although these topics are inherently different, there are common themes that tie them together: tolerance, acceptance and love.
Occasionally, I will continue to ruminate on various current events. I am drawn to those that highlight tolerance, acceptance and love – or those that expose a lack of those qualities.