In light of Donald Trump’s recent and repeated asinine proclamation he would ban all Muslims from entering America if he became President, I thought posting the following video was apropos. This is just one of a series of ‘Social Experiment’ videos. Are they a bit schmaltzy? Maybe to the more cynical folks out there. But I dunno – it wouldn’t hurt Donald Trump and his campaign staff (and maybe his supporters, too) to watch this.
While I don’t share their beliefs – I wholly believe that the Catholic faith is the one true faith – it doesn’t change the fact we’re all made in the image and likeness of God. That’s our common heritage. That’s the starting point. Respect, charity, kindness – everybody deserves at least that much. I would’ve hugged these people.
If it takes a few brave Muslims to blindfold themselves and ask for hugs from strangers and passersby to see that – then Amen.
Here’s another thought experiment – if Donald Trump blindfolded himself and asked for hugs, would you give him one? How about President Obama? How about [insert The Other here]?
My answer? Yes.