Here's the thing. I'm a WarriorGirl. I know, not normal. But, you know - I can't stop it. When you wake up the warrior in me, the mother bear, it just can't be stopped. I sometimes wish it could be. I know people are probably rolling their eyes, tired of hearing about it, thinking it's a stupid (or at least too big) thing to tackle. And so I struggle. I struggle a bit because I know I'll offend your sensibilities (see my last R rated post), bore you with facts and figures you want to shut your eyes to and annoy you with my passion. (you should have seen me yelling in the offices this morning :-)
But, as my friend Vince said in the office this week - "I don't want to be so afraid of offending some that I neglect to defend others."
So, this is my apology. I know you (many of you) would prefer for me to be a little tamer, a tad less fiery...you'd rather NOT see a 100 tweets a day with the #boycottcraigslist attached. You'd rather not read stories of little girls caught in the US or foreign sex trade. I'm sorry, but I can't be that person.
When I know - I have to act. God made me this way. A warrior who will beg and plead and use my voice, wherever that reaches, to scream out for the innocent. I am determined to see HIM loose the chains of injustice and set the oppressed free.
So - if you can handle that. If you can listen to me rant and rave and still not quit reading my blog (if anyone actually reads this) or unfriend me on Facebook - well then, thank you.
And by the way, will you raise YOUR voice for the oppressed? Join the fight.
**(I can't help but ask....I won't shut up and I probably won't stop asking you to join me either :-)