Being Strong Means Never Having to Say “I Hate You.” ~ Alli Akard

Via elephant journal
on Dec 27, 2012
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“Understanding that individuals in every generation are different from one another, or, at least some of them are. In every generation some individuals survive and reproduce better than others.” ~ Charles Darwin

British comedian, actor and outspoken host of his own talk show, The Russell Brand Show has taken some bold steps inviting the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church (we’ll call them what they really are, a hate group), who is best known for picketing funerals of the U.S. soldiers, children and AIDS victims.

 Prior to watching this interview, I only knew Russell Brand to be a shock jock comedian who married pop star singer, Katy Perry for five and half seconds or however long it was. But I have to say, I give the guy mad props for allowing WBC to come on his show to explain their “justification” on why we all hate God and why one of our world’s most iconic leaders of peace, Mahatma Gandhi, is going hell. Laughable, really, to any person of sound mind, but it truly is fascinating how this homophobic hate group proves again and again how utterly ridiculous they are. They are so, so far off the mark of the Bible’s interpretation of love. I applaud the show for giving WBC a platform to display their ignorance and yet again prove to all us actual God loving folks that their real mission is to spread the word of hate and fear.


If you ask me, this is nothing more than a clear display of weakness. The actions they take to spread their words are futile, lame and a down right cockamamie excuse for ‘spreading the word of God.’ Our world will never evolve from fear and hate.

Here’s what I would say to Westboro Church (I hardly feel right calling them that), “no one cares if you hate fags or think innocent children deserved to die because of whatever hateful excuse your stupid group comes up with, your hateful slander cannot fight the wrath of Darwinism. Only the strong adapt. Only the strong survive. Your hate group and your fear are as weak as they come.”


Alli Akard is a yoga mama to the fullest. Having recently moved back to the U.S. after a seven year hiatus in the jungles of Panama, where she and her husband raised their 3 monkey babies and continue to run their family business, she finds ways to incorporate the simple pleasures of jungle living back in Texas. As a striving yogini, story teller enthusiast and lover of all things magical she takes each new as a new opportunity to create a little more magic in the world.

Ed: Kate B.

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