Response to Wednesday Writing Prompt
His introductory post is here .
Today’s prompt: words
As writers, we are aware of the power of words. We are told time and again to choose words with care. At times it seems that even people who were born and raised in North America, whose native language is English, are not speaking the same language when they talk to each other.
Bakers and florists who object to same sex marriages refuse to “participate” in marriage ceremonies turning away the business of marrying couples. Often, they see “being forced” to provide such services to people whose "lifestyles they don’t approve of" as an infringement on their religious liberties. The argument is locked into a matter of semantics.
More recently, the call to remove the various forms of the Confederate-related flags from the several state flags has been reduced to a catchphrase “heritage or hate?” As with most catchphrases, it’s a gross oversimplification of the issues involved. But it has power because it’s easy to remember. That it is an example of a false dichotomy is secondary.
So… words are powerful things.
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