I made a mistake on a forum and admitted to something that lots of farmer types do. Only I didn't word it correctly and some folks took it wrong. See, on the internet you can't tell the intonation or tone of voice something is said. They also didn't know me well enough to know that I phrase things differently and that I try to turn horrible situations into something tolerable through my words. I use a lot of facial expressions and tones of voice in my speech. That doesn't come across with typing.
So now I've had threats against my family and my farm. It seems these folks have nothing better to do than to comb through posts that I made years ago and dredge them back up. (Part of me is flattered that they have spent so much time on little old me, but still.) They have taken posts and pictures off my blog and facebook pages without my permission and are nitpicking them apart, twisting them and attempting to use them against me.
Make no mistake, I stand behind everything on my posts and blogs. I just don't appreciate people who have nothing better to do than to trying to tear apart everything that is wonderful and precious to me. I will not stand by and give them the access to my life like that.
So until these people decide that I'm no longer fun to threaten or chat about, I'm taking down my blog, tightening security on everything and I've gone as far as deleting accounts on sites that in hindsight weren't as bad and I thought they were. Maybe those conservative Christians weren't that terrible after all.
So until things blow over, I'm going to step back, relax and learn to pray for those who prosecute me. My Pastor was speaking about this a few weeks ago. Maybe he was right! In doing so, I will be a stronger person and as someone who can rise above all of this, maybe I can use it to help someone else on their faith journey who runs into people who want to destroy and not build up.
I guess I should thank them for furthering my Christian walk!
Thank you to all of those who follow and read my blog. I appreciate your interest and comments! I'll be back andn better than ever!