Not Getting the Memo

Thank you so much for your amazing support of the post I wrote this week about treating each other with respect, regardless of how we feel about the politics of gay marriage.

After my mom tweeted a nice note about it — and posted an even longer note about it on her Facebook page — it became obvious that not everyone got the memo. Read the resulting tweets here.

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  • http://N/A Carolyn Pendley

    I’m so sorry you and your family have to go through this kind of treatment. I’m praying for you all. Just remember Sweetie, the Lord loves you and that’s really all that matters. <3 God will fight your battles! Love you!

  • Nicole

    I just wanted to say that we love your show and my family and I absolutely adore your mother… we wish that she was running for president faithfully your supporters from Florida.

  • Cathi

    I took the message “cue the dumb Palin haters” as – you are dumb if you are a Palin hater. It is my interpretation. I am seriously worried about our country. There is too much hate. If the election goes one way there will be rioting – if it goes the other – our country will get even worse. What kind of world is my 20 year old son going to have to deal with? I am worried about my future grandchildren too. I want the world I had. I want the country that I had. We believed in God and were allowed to express it even in school by saying the pledge. We were allowed to run the neighborhood without fear. We were taught respect for our elders. We were taught to give up our seat for an older person, a sicker person, or a pregnant lady. We were taught to hold a door open for people too. I did teach my son these things and many elderly people would comment “you don’t see children doing this anymore, thank you for teaching him”. He will still hold the door or will try to help the elderly or disabled. He volunteers at an Alzheimers too. Too many his age only think of themselves. He is the odd one, while with my generation, if you didn’t do these things – you were the odd one. Just so you understand, my son is not perfect, but he was raised the way I was. And raising him that way took a lot of time and patience.

    I don’t hate gay people. I don’t want to see them making out in public, just like I don’t want to see heterosexuals making out in public. I feel you should keep what you are and do behind closed doors. I used to run around with a gay guy – he was a good friend. He moved to another state is the only reason we don’t hang out anymore. He didn’t try to push being gay on me and I didn’t try to push being heterosexual on him. We had a great time together. He is a person just like all of us.

  • James

    So what you mean about not getting the memo is not agreeing with you?

    Bristol, lets make this clear for you since you seem to not get the memo.
    You and your mom are actively trying to make sure that some people cannot have the same rights that you have… then you are asking them to pretend that you are not trying to hurt them in that way and to work with you like nothing is wrong. Politics and beliefs affect peoples lives! Especially when you try to make laws based on them… so you are affecting their lives in a way that is hurtful to them. Of course people would assume that you think yourself better than those who you think don’t deserve the same rights as you do! Of course you will be asked those questions! It’s not hate, it’s and easy assumption when you are the one trying to make certain people less than you.

    If someone was trying to hurt your family that way I don’t think you would be ok with them and be all smily and fake to their faces knowing the whole time they will stab you in the back when they get the chance.

    It’s nice to have beliefs, you can believe all you want and live YOUR life that way, but the minute you try to force your beliefs on others and affect the way they live then you are harming people and infringing on their rights. It doesn’t affect you to leave people alone and let them live their lives the way they want to.

    Don’t be shocked because you are being challenged because you want to push your beliefs on others. OF course they will push back… leave them alone and live your own life.

    Humans use sex for procreation about 2-3 times in their lifetimes, the rest of the time they do it for fun. Animals of all shapes and sizes exhibit homosexual behavior just like humans do. God made the animals just like the humans. He didn’t make the animals wrong and he didn’t make humans wrongs. The fear of gay people is a human creation not God’s creation.

    Let it go

    • Jessica

      @James, I’m pretty sure Bristol meant they didn’t get the memo because they spewed hate and trash instead of having a well thought out, reasoned debate. You must have only read part of the memo, since your post was not hateful or hurtful, you just expressed your opinion and how it differed from hers. But you missed the part where she said “To the Left, “tolerance” means agreeing with them on, well, everything. To me, tolerance means learning to live and work with each other when we don’t agree ” She specifically said, it’s ok not to agree, incase you missed that part.

    • Thomas Hubbard

      Oh James it seems to me you lack respect for the Palins views and rights, just what are doing here. True God made man and animals but man is not a animal or have you noticed.

    • http://julie@borkowskifamily.com politicaljules

      Look. I am a conservative and I support Gay rights.. .. But listen here… Not one law has been made against you by any Palin. Not Sarah not Bristol. The last law made against the Gay community was made by Bill Clinton.

      While I support your rights, I cannot support your lies that manipulate an agenda that only hurts the Gay community. The only one telling the Gay community they have no rights are the Democrats. Which is a flat out lie. Holy unions for same sex couples are NOT against the law. Unlike married couples, you have the choice to file taxes together or separately. The majority of large corporations give health benefits for same sex couples. You have the freedom to have health care power of attorney for hospital and emergency situations. You can adopt children or have children of your own. There is no problem with granting custody and no law against it. You cannot be fired for being Gay and you can serve in the military. The narrative pushed upon your community that you have no rights is always a campaign issue with the democrats to get them elected. Once that happens they do nothing for you or your rights. Most Gay people are waking up to that.

      • MotherBushIsBack

        Politicaljules is LYING!

        Where to begin. Gay people DO NOT have the choice to file their taxes together not ANYWHERE federally and certainly not in the 31 states that have passed amendments banning gay marriage.

        I work for a major corporation that does not offer ANY benefits to my partner. If she loses her job I can’t even put her on my insurance while she is unemployed.

        My state does not support adoption for same sex couples.

        My state is one of 29 that can FIRE me simply for being gay.

        Why are you lying about things that are so easily disputed. I hope all the Christians here will call you out for the sin of lying.

  • JJooeeyy

    Love those Palins!

  • James

    A question
    Your beliefs about gay people are based on the bible right?
    So why don’t you believe everything in the bible?
    Do you just pick and choose what you like and pretend the rest isn’t there?

  • bellagrazi

    Bristol, thank you for posting the link to examples of the typical liberal tolerance. Exposes the fact of how intolerant they really are. And how vile. Good job! I loved your mom’s note/tweet! Awesome!

    • James

      For the record, Bristol’s example is not from the “typical liberal”. It’s specific crudeness chosen on purpose to try and manipulate a point into what she wants it to be. It’s not the norm and everyone knows it. Just like republican vileness is not the norm but it is there as well.

      • Gary P Jackson

        Actually James, hate from liberals has become run-of-the-mill. Death threats, nasty comments, and the rest aren’t even shocking any more. Liberals hate anyone and everyone who disagrees with them. It’s who they are.

        Go visit Twitchy.com The website gathers up typical liberal hate tweets every single day.

        • MotherBushIsBack

          Hey Gary should I post some of the comments from your friends at FREEREPUBLIC.COM?

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  • James

    Can you imagine if a law was proposed banning marriage by those who have children out of wedlock? That is what the bible commands. Would you be OK with those people who were actively trying to take away your dream of ever getting married?

    I expect that since your beliefs are biblically based you will stop pressuring Gino on marriage right?

    • MotherBushIsBack

      Great comments James. Of course your won’t get any responses because you used logic and common sense. I’ve noticed that whenever anyone ever states facts or logic that contradicts these people’s belief system they refuse to acknowledge it and just stick their heads in the sand. Then they attack and play the victim card.