Looking Bored

Kyle Reed // @kylereed

Today at about 3:00 I was driving through the Clinton, IL area. Now for people who have driven or even stayed in this area know that this is not the most happening place there is, about the only thing that is good there is monicles. But something that was there struck me as interesting. Along the highway we passed a bunch of people on the side of the rode and they were all holding signs that said “abortion kills” and “abortion is sin” and God does not like abortion.” It kind of shocked me to see this. I was not expecting to see this. The thing that shocked me was how bored these people looked. The looks on their faces told me the story. It looked like they were forced to do this. Now maybe someone did not go around and tell people to do this or maybe they did, but it seemed like it was one of those times where it was one of those unannounced things. We passed this one lady with this look on her face that said “get me out of here.” I remember doing this type of thing as a kid. And all I ever remembered was how people would drive by and stick out their middle finger. So it got me thinking about how effective this type of dimenstration really is. Maybe this is not the best way to show our support for being pro-life. How many times do we support those mothers who decide not to have an abortion and keep their kids? It just bothered me how all of these people were standing there with these signs that were casting judgement and hatred on people. They looked really “happy.”

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Kyle Reed

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I create websites, conversations, and ideas. Advocate for the 20 somethings. Looking to connect everyone to a mentor. Married to my best friend, Ginny. I like my coffee black and my dog Jack. I currently live in Nashville and work at Sony Music/Provident in Nashville
  • kirk

    true it is a boring drive I drove it everyday for a year from lincoln to champaign passing through clinton, it sucks

  • kelsey

    Hey Kyle, was just looking through some people’s blogs and ran across your page..i agree with your entry..instead of people standing there accusing, we should be supporting the women who have mad the right choice. Good post.

  • Jess

    Okay, so this is kind of random, but there is an explanation… Joy found your blog through Anisha’s, and since we are dorky roommates, sometimes we read blogs at the same time. Anyway, I’ve enjoyed reading your posts, and I really like the way you write. But when I saw that you have recently gotten into Rob Bell and Nooma, I decided to comment. My youth pastor back home introduced me to his sermons almost two years ago, and I used to listen to one every night before going to sleep. I have some burned individually, and I have a bunch on my computer that my youth pastor gave to me, so if you ever want copies of them, it would not be a problem. I’ve only seen a couple of the Nooma videos (can’t remember their names), and they were amazing. I’d love to go to Mars Hill and hear him preach in person, but I haven’t ever really gotten the chance.

    Hmm, it seems kind of silly to put this huge Rob-Bell-loving comment on a post having nothing to do with Rob Bell, but I figured I’d leave the comment on the most recent post.

    And I guess it’s only fair that you can see my blog since I’ve read yours, so if you want to see it, it’s http://www.xanga.com/SinkOrSwim_ImGoingIn. Maybe I will talk to you later, and it was nice meeting you the other night at open dorms. :)

  • peters_r_d

    Some people just dont get it.

  • tyler

    Kyle – yes, great point. People who protest like that ought to just hold up a sign that says, “burn in hell” or “you deserve it” or “we care more about our signs than we care about you.” oh yeah, monicles owns!

    Kirk – you rock!

    Jess – don’t know you so this is more like a PSA. Xanga is for 13 y.o. girls. lol