Sunday, April 6, 2008


"In the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, we are proud to be let onto the bus, so we don’t raise a fuss about having to sit in the back. If a church will smile at us and treat us nicely, we will gladly sing in their choir and fill their offering plates, even though they won’t marry us, or ordain us, or treat us like real children of God.

"We gladly accept a concession like domestic partnership, which is similar to but still substantially less than marriage. We are willing to throw members of our own community under the bus, so we support hate crimes legislation that does not include protections for our transgender brothers and sisters."

[For the full article, see here.]

Rev. Michael Piazza wrote an excellent article that must be taken to heart by everyone who is truly concerned about social justice for all people. It's easy to pay homage to a dead hero and at the same time turn a blind eye to what made him or her a hero in the first place.

The person becomes enshrined after he or she is dead, but the cause for which that person lived and died is virtually ignored!
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