by Gray Graham
In her own words Mrs. Rice calls the attention they have received unwanted.
If you have followed me any amount of time you know over the years I have talked about domestic violence a lot. I have done podcasts. I have wrote blog posts. I have worked with women that work with abused families; trying to help them survive because they have no help. I have made social media posts in the past pleading with everyone to please be there for those in need when it comes to domestic abuse.
All those times I got silence or flat out rejection because they said the woman needed to get her act together or wanted to be hit. So you have to forgive me for saying that most, if not the majority, of people complaining about Ray Rice are flat out just lying through their teeth when it comes to how they view domestic violence. The only reason anyone knows about this is because it is the NFL. If Rice was an employee at your local grocery store no one would care.
No one cares about the other players currently charged with the same offense. No one cares that he did what the league asked of him and then after TMZ released the video then they tried to cover their backsides by kicking him out the league. No one cares that Obama commented on this in a few hours but took how long to mention Mike Brown. Ray Lewis actually got on TV to say something about Rice and how he was disappointed and refused to answer when confronted that the Ravens stood by him when he was faced with a murder charge.
The saddest things I heard yesterday from women that had been abused was that when they were going through it and they asked people to help those people did not help and did not care. Then yesterday they saw all of this faux outrage about a woman that they didn't even know who does not want people involved in her private life.
See if you know me then you know that I serve God and I follow God's rules. Sin is sin. I know people try to make levels of sins but that is not how God sees it. Knocking a woman out is not worse than cheating on your wife in the eyes of God. Never has been never will be, but a lot of people like to think it is. Too many folks want to act like their sins are not as bad as other people's sins so it makes them a better person.
A lot of people jump around when it comes to social issues mostly based on who they like and who they don't like and not based on the Word of God. I am not on that train. I don't care what the public thinks is right or wrong because that doesn't matter. The only thing that matters is what God considers wrong.
So if you really want to make a difference and you care about domestic violence start in your own life and make sure that you and your partner are living it the way you should. Then make sure you are available to help those close to you in need whether you know them or not. That would actually show that you care instead of feigning outrage on social media about what you would do if it was a woman in your life. Consider every person whether they be a man or woman in need of help a person in your life for that is what God tells his servants to do.
Then you will actually show that you care about domestic violence and a whole host of evils that plague our world today for there are many evils and people in need of help. Just talking without action is not helping anyone.