January 14, 2016 By Arch Kennedy
Who is Arch Kennedy?
Well, if I was to describe myself, I would have to say a Christian first, a conservative second, and a gay man third. That is in order of importance. After all, God is the reason we are here and I do believe Jesus was God himself in human form. That being said, whatever faith you have or if none at all, I think we can all agree He really set a great example of how to live, don’t you think?
As far as being conservative, I don’t think I really even knew this until my mid 30s. I came out as a gay man, loud and proud, at 18 years old. Politics was the last thing on my mind. It stood to reason that as a gay male, I must be liberal. That is, until I woke up one day and looked around and did not recognize my country anymore. All of the things that made us the greatest country in the world seemed to be fading away at a rapid rate. It came to be a way of life, keeping my mouth shut with politics in the gay circles I ran around. I didn’t dare express my thoughts at the threat of being heavily chastised by my “friends”.
At 45, I could no longer be silent. Watching our freedoms slowly being taken away, and economy in the tank, and God being taken out of everything was more than I could bare. So I spoke up on my facebook page. Well, boy did I learn some things about people.
Through my broadcast days in Atlanta, I became pretty well known, especially in the gay scene, as I was a big party boy. I was only in my 20s at the time. So, I have a lot of old friends and acquaintances as facebook friends, frankly many I don’t even remember. It was many of these acquaintances that knew me more than I knew them, that really spread some vitriol in my direction! It was very eye opening. I found it interesting that the most hatred came from man of “my people” in the gay world. It was astonishing! Needless to say, I lost a few “friends” over the following months of my expression of free speech and conservative opinions.
I learned a lot about human nature but I think the most important thing I learned is that it is crucial for us not to be silent. Too much is at stake in our country and we are losing the qualities that made us the greatest country on Earth.
So as I start to blog, I want to bring up the topics that are not so “comfortable” to talk about, and it is my hope that the debate can be civil and on issues, not people. Our freedom depends on it! Don’t you think?
Julie Clark says
You are an inspiration, Arch! I enjoy reading your opinions each day.
Congrats on the blog. Look forward to following!
I love your zeal for life! You are an inspiration to all!
Nice dude! Love it!
I love your comments and opinions and I love to talk politics.
Lew Myrick says
Best wishes, Arch. I hope your endeavor is a big success. I will enjoy following your blogs.
Ginger Woods says
Love this, my friend!
Thank you Arch!
“If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God.” 1 John 4:15. So proud of you, what you believe in, and what you stand for!!
I love this !!! . Many people feel that they can spew hatred via the computer with out regard to what it actually does to the person. It’s so easy to say or type whatever when they are hiding behind the screen. I love your blog, fb page, and we have very similar views in life. As I have matured, I cannot imagine not voicing my beliefs. I won’t fault others for what they believe, I will respect them and their beliefs , but I expect they do the same with me and my beliefs. I love ya and I am so proud to call you a life long friend.
Samantha Benitez says
Congrats on your blog page! We see eye to eye on a lot of issues & other’s we have mutually agreed to disagree on… But in anycase… I love reading your post on FB. ☺
Thankful I was able to meet you in class. Good luck with your blog… I will be following… Speak your mind my friend & stand up for your views!
So much love an admiration for you! I think your smart, witty, and you speak your heart. I will always be reading your blogs an posts…. They teach me things that I may not have known, you being a Media Man crush for so long…. Seem to have a way of finding things I don’t see. Always enjoy reading your posts. ❤️
So glad to hear you speak up!