What Does Omitting Religion and Politics Really Mean?
When Dear Thyroid first launched, we made a decision to omit religion and politics as many of you know. This decision was made for many reasons. The primary reason, we come together in the name of thyroid disease and cancer. We respect everyones right to practice whatever religion they choose, of course, as well as their political point of view. However, if we allow ourselves as a community to allow religious and political connotations into our community, we run the risk of alienating our beautiful and incredible thmmunity members. We want everyone to feel welcome, regardless of their religious or political beliefs. We want Dear Thyroid to be a safe and sacred place for us to freely express our frustrations surrounding our diseases and celebrate each other’s successes.
What we mean by religious connotations would be the exclusion of: prayer, pray, blessings, God, Thank God and faith, among other things that denote or insinuate religion.
With respect to politics, this is a fine line, to be sure: no political satire or reference to political movements, to name a few.
Please know that we respect your personal faith whatever it may be, as well as your political beliefs. We are not trying to take that away from you, and wouldn’t dream of it. What we’re asking is that you kindly refrain from using it on DearThyroid.org, Facebook and Twitter.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment and let us know. We want to hear from you!