If there was ever a time to get an accurate read on the best and worst of social media, late last June would have been it. After the SCOTUS decision on gay “marriage” went public, people took to Twitter and Facebook en masse to voice their opinion on the news and, in some cases, confront vigorously those who opposed. Some voices were louder than others; several were downright nasty. There were comments from both sides of the debate that were thoughtful, polite, and open to reason. But many were just the opposite: visceral, snarly, and fiercely close-minded.
It’s times like these that you just want to delete your Facebook and Twitter accounts and take a long walk in the woods.
Or maybe not. (Well, a long walk in the woods is almost always a good idea.) Continue reading “Post and Pray: Social Media and Our Need for Grace”