Amanda - posted on 04/15/2009 ( 68 moms have responded )
As long as I have known my father-in-law he has always been such a nice, goodhearted christian man..... until the 2008 election. During the election he took to reading all the extreme political garbage online and deciced that Barack Obama is a muslim, a terrorist, and the anti christ. He also came to the conclusion that if as a country we elected him we would sign on for the end of the world in November 2012 and that any of us that voted for him were not true christians. What?! Now, as the family, we tried to just ignore, which on my part was really hard, but we assumed it would all go away once the election was over. Wrong! Now that Obama has taken office he has lost his mind. For example yesterday he called my husband and told him about the radio station he listens to. Apparently it is the only truthful source to recieve our news from and if we listen to any other radio station or tv news we are being lied to. He said that Texas is going before Congress today to try and suceed from the union and become an independent country because Obama is, I quote, "takin our country down the tubes." Also all across the country today conservatives are taking a page from history and having "tea parties"which I don't really understand the connection there but I'm just repeating a story here. And remember this is just the story he told us yesterday, we have a new one daily.
I am to the point that I think the man needs to be commited. Don't get me wrong, I love a good political debate but you cannot have a civil conversation with the man. If you try to share your opinion or reason with him you are told how stupid you are and that you need to go to church and learn a thing or two because if your liberal you are not a christian. I decided my political ideals a very long time ago because I wanted to live in a world of tolerance and equality. That is the world I want my children to grow up in. I want them to always be fair to others regardless of their nationality, sexual orientation, or political affiliation. I want my children to know that they can live the lifestyle of choice and still be equal. I want them to have a right to all the freedoms we should be given. If that makes me a bad person, sorry, I will not change that. When my father-in-law tells me that all that I believe in is wrong without letting me defend myself, I can't help but get mad. Am I wrong here? I don't think I can listen to much more. I don't want to cause problems in my family, but he is pushing me over the edge. What do I do?