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Due to my last few posts, I have received many comments, some phone calls, and a few emails regarding different aspects that I have touched on and many that I haven’t. I would like to take this post to directly address a number of things.

First and foremost, I would like to apologize to non-judging religious people who I have represented incorrectly or underrepresented completely. You come from all religions. Whether your spiritual book of rules tells you that a certain lifestyle choice is wrong or not, you also understand that it is not your place to judge those who are outside of your religion. You have come in many forms but the active readers that I have noticed most are of the Christian variety. I know many of you personally, and I love you all greatly. And if I don’t know you, I still love you for what you are standing for in this. Thank you all!

Secondly, it has been shown to me that I am not being entirely fair to any group by finding the worst of some groups and setting them against some of the best (in my opinion) of another. That is very wrong of me to do. I am sorry for that and look to change this in how I approach my issues from now on.

Thirdly but really just a secondly afterthought or 2.5 or so, even though I have posted harsh or biased views in the past, I will leave up those blogs. I don’t intend to erase a mistake but wish to leave them up and admit I was wrong. From now on though, I will show Christians in support of gay rights, atheists making a good name for us by supporting this or that, and try my hardest to do as much research as I can about something before I post it. (OR at least note where I am lacking.)

Next, I’d like to thank everyone who has sent me thoughts in one way or another due to recent posts. You have all given me so much to think about. Those of you who have shared your views though they differ greatly from mine, I thank you most. I know it isn’t always easy doing so but it’s important. I have been wrong in the way I have presented some things and extremely biased in others. Thank you for helping me see this.

Finally, I wished that this blog could be a place for respectful debates and peaceful discussions of varying views and it really has been. To all of my readers, even the silent ones, thank you. In just yesterday, I hit 100 views. That amazed me. I can only imagine what some of you are not saying about how my posts make you feel and I just wanted to say that if you are giving me any time of the day, thank you. Whether I have your attention for a minute or for hours after every post, thank you for letting me talk to you. Thank you for taking the time to hear my thoughts.

And even more lastly, many of you have asked about the pastor in the video that talked of caging homosexuals so that they could die off without reproducing. Before I give you his name or the church he belongs to, I’d like to plead with you. Whether you are Christian or atheist, belong to his denomination or not, I beg of you to be respectful. If you write a letter or even give him a call or pay him a visit, do not lower yourself to his level. Instead, conduct yourselves with dignity and show him we do not approve of what he says. If you cannot because your emotions will carry you too far, please refrain until you can speak softer. You will be waiting with me. And we will have to work on that very much. Now for his name: according to this article here and by typing the name into google to verify, he is Charles L. Worley of Providence Road Baptist Church in Maiden, N.C.

Again, thank you all so much for every bit of feedback you have given, every word of mine that you have read and every thought of mine that you have entertained. I look forward to many more posts with you.

Thoughtfully and humbly yours,
~Author Faerie

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Something was made clear to me last year. I haven’t always been the real me. I was really good at hiding myself and letting others decide who I was, what I wanted and sometimes even what I cared about. No one really knew that I wanted to be different from that. Well, almost no one.

There was one guy who could find me in my hiding places and behind my different masks. He pushed me and challenged me to be real with people. He told me I was an amazing person and that world needed to see the real me. He urged me to speak up.

Ans so through my blog, I will show people who I really am. I will expose the big issues that are really important to me and encourage you to at least open your mind to them. Some issues might be controversial and you may disagree with me. If that happens, I urge you to respectfully disagree with me and even share your own thoughts on the matter.  If you agree with me, I urge you to spread the word on these issues yourself and get others involved.

Whatever the case, I hope that Writing Wings can bring light issues that need to be heard and taken care of. The blog is going to change tones again but I can no longer sit back and watch things happen without at least trying to help. That’s like watching someone get beat up and then walking past them without so much as a second glance of concern.

Stop helping issues hide.  Let’s let them be seen in every color, good and bad alike. No matter who we are, we can do something. If nothing more than getting the buzz started or spreading it a bit more.

I’ll start posting regularly again as I find important issues. But this is enough for my introductory post. Stick around because posts will be flying in quickly.

Yours truly,

Author Faerie

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