Sometimes standing up for what you believe in puts you in the line of the opposer’s fire, depending on how you go about taking your stance. If you are kind and quiet, people tend to disregard what you have to say. If you’re loud and in-your-face, you’ll most likely be labeled crazy, irrational. So we must find some place in the middle, to logically present our opinions in such a way that everyone will hear and respect our point of view. Am I right? Well, that would be awesome if it were possible. But the fact is, no matter what you believe in and how humorous your presentation, someone is going to believe the exact opposite and it’s completely out of your control how they react to you.
Yesterday, Jesse Mahan of Mahan Home and Commercial Services in Round Rock, Texas, along with Jake Brydon of Generations Church and Heritage Construction, posted the following, a complete falsehood regarding myself, my daughter, and my son-in-law, on a political Facebook page, all because I left Jana Duty a comment about her campaign signs being turned backwards in Cedar Park. I’m not sure why Jesse would take so personally the fact that I reported her signs being tampered with. No, really. I have no idea why. It’s not like he was the one who tampered with them.
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If you’ve read my previous two blogs, you will see that I am quite passionate about getting the truth out there regarding a local case of child sexual abuse. There are two sweet little boys in my community that were raped by a young man they trusted, who lived in the home daycare where they were being cared for.
These children and their families have been through enough, but a small group of individuals has made a concerted effort to discredit these children by suggesting their outcry testimony was made up. And worse than that, they create discourse in our community by bashing our Police Department and worse yet, work to free these children’s rapist.
It’s been several months now since the conviction and sentencing and these families should be on the road to healing…in private. But instead the re-victimization of these children by the shameful rallies and protests of this group, keeping this case in the spotlight, has impeded their healing process.
I believe we, as a community, can do more to protect these children from being further victimized. I believe it’s our right and our duty to stand up for them.
You can do that by making a donation to their fund. This fund will be split equally between the two survivors. They can use the money for counseling, college, or even a vacation away with their families where they can enjoy being together and heal.
If you can’t afford to donate right now, please pray for these little boys, God’s precious little creations, that they would move past this horrific event in their lives and grow up knowing they were believed.
Here is the link to the GoFundMe.
Thank you to all who have donated so far!