The ongoing stories about the Rainbow Gathering are making me sad.
As a human being, I cannot understand the way people are treating each other. After all, we all live in America, we have the right to wear what we want, speak the way we want, worship the way we want and live our lives the way we want.
I believe, and I'm not taking sides, that we should all try to look at each other's views and opinions and take them for what they are worth. If you don't like something, look the other way. After all, Jesus didn't turn people away for how they looked, what they did or how they acted. He loved them all the same, as in "love your neighbor as yourself."
I don't want to get into religious discussions or political warfare; however, I believe that just because people are a little different than I am doesn't give me the right to pick them apart. It is true if someone is doing something against the law then the authorities have a right to take care of it. On the other side, if a permit is needed for the group to camp together, then someone please sign the permit and have a great time.
Peace and harmony are hard things to find in this world today, so why don't we all work together, compromise and live each day like it's our last. I would like to teach my children that tolerance of others is a precious thing. Let the adults in this situation be a good example for our young people.