Hate

Trump gave a surprisingly presidential victory speech:

I mean, she fought very hard. Hillary has worked very long and very hard over a long period of time, and we owe her a major debt of gratitude for her service to our country.

I mean that very sincerely. Now it is time for America to bind the wounds of division, have to get together. To all Republicans and Democrats and independents across this nation, I say it is time for us to come together as one united people.

Hopefully this is the Trump that will enter office as our next president.

Today I'm less worried about Trump as president than I am about the hate, mistrust, racism, and sexism that his campaign made mainstream. He validated monstrous behaviors.

Read every story in that link. Think about what it would be like to live in fear of the people around you.

As a straight white male, I'm blessed with safety from acts like this. I will wield that safety in defense of those who are not. I won't allow casual or joking racism. If I see someone being harassed, I will step in. I will serve and love those around me. And I will pray for those who are living in fear today.

Will you join me?

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