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I’m relying on your common decency…

11101255_10204964181598648_343928686185781701_nA lot has already been said by people far more eloquent than I about the bigoted mess caused by Indiana’s new right to discriminate law.  So rather than try to add more words to a debate that should not even need to be happening in 2015, I want to use this “Hymns of Social Justice” post to dedicate a song to all of those who feel the need to discriminate against the LGBT community, or against any group of people for that matter.  If you feel that you need to hate, ignore, discriminate, refuse to serve, segregate, “Love the sinner but hate the sin”, reject the “life style” of, or whatever those who are different than you, whether you think that “God” wants you to do it or for any other reason, than this song is for you.  PLEASE listen carefully to the words of Depeche Mode’s 1984 classic hit, “People are People” and try to learn from it.  Because just like them, “I can’t understand , what makes a man hate another man.”

People are people so why should it be
You and I should get along so awfully

So we’re different colours
And we’re different creeds
And different people have different needs
It’s obvious you hate me
Though I’ve done nothing wrong
I never even met you
So what could I have done

I can’t understand
What makes a man
Hate another man
Help me understand

People are people so why should it be
You and I should get along so awfully
Help me understand

Now you’re punching and you’re kicking
And you’re shouting at me
I’m relying on your common decency
So far it hasn’t surfaced
But I’m sure it exists
It just takes a while to travel
From your head to your fist

I can’t understand
What makes a man
Hate another man
Help me understand

 

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Comments

  1. Thanks for this. I needed this.

  2. As soon as I saw this as the title of a blog post, I thought, “I love the subtle DM reference!” Now I’m glad to see it wasn’t so subtle after all. 😉

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