Especially at this time when increasing numbers of people are recognizing that dramatically increased meaningful grassroots and organizational activism for the acquisition of full and equal civil rights for LGBT people is absolutely necessary, I can't urge you enough to please watch the DVD, Call Me Troy, which is about both Rev. Troy Perry's life, the history of the Metropolitan Community Churches, and much of the evolution of the Gay rights movement.
The courage, the fire in the belly, evidenced byRev. Perry in calling attention to the fact that God doesn't have any step-children; that God loves all of His/Her gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender children; that God is a God of love and didn't create people whom He/She could sit around and hate, will help empower all who watch this DVD and, hopefully, stimulate each decent person, Gay and Straight, to fight for civil liberties for all.
Moreover, for those who are religious, this story shows that we have to put legs on our prayers and meaningfully confront those who would pervert God and God's message of love to the point where the civil rights that are enjoyed by heterosexuals are sinfully being denied to LGBT people.
For those who are Christians, we must recognize and see to it that we are agents of God's grace in this world, and we must never give up this fight against injustice until all citizens are treated equally; Gay people enjoy the same rights and privileges as heterosexuals currently enjoy.
The needed meaningful grassroots and organizational activism can and should take many forms, but all decent people must become activists of one type or another and see to it that we will not stand for the current injustice visited upon LGBT people that is a psychological, social, political, and religious plague!
Watching the DVD, Call Me Troy will be an inspiration to all decent people to do what they can to affirm that all people are created equal, and that LGBT people deserve, and must be accorded, the dignity, respect, and all the civil and sacramental rights that accrue to each and every heterosexual citizen.
The ministry and life of Troy Perry, who began the Metropolitan Community Church in 1968, a year before Stonewall, can and should continue to be a motivating force and catalyst for the much-needed next phase of the LGBT civil rights movement, where the notion of "Pride" transcends the mere celebration of emotional/sexual differences, but where "Pride" means the consistent demand that all LGBT people be accorded full and equal civil rights, including the right to marry, and that we will never give up that demand until all of those rights are finally won!
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