“Someone wanted to know why I am a conservative and so I decided to take the time to explain to people how I came about to believe what I believe….As a young girl I grew up in a Pentecostal church where I found my faith. My parents were Democrats, and as I matured, I noticed something disturbing. My religious beliefs were in major conflict with my parent’s political stance. My parents never really discussed politics, but just proclaimed they were Democrats.
One day I was talking on-line to a friend, and she told me that she had never met such a passionate conservative. I was baffled by this, because I was told blacks were only Democrats. To be associated with any other party was unheard of to me and foreign in concept. I did some research and to my shock and pleasant surprise, there were other black conservatives…people who believed as I believed. When I revealed this to those around me, I was saddened and dismayed when I was called a self hater and sell out. I did not understand why being outside their political fold made me any of these things. But then through prayer and through like-minded people, I was blessed to meet along my journey, I learned to accept who I was. I embraced my beliefs and to this day I continue to stand by them.
My grandmother use to tell me that if you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything. I believe that whole heartily.”