The author, Noah, adds a new voice (new as it is a voice that hasn’t been heard on my blog before) and has a refreshing and meaningful way to express his ideas. I hope you take some time to read his whole blog entry lined below, but here is an excerpt:
Archive for January, 2010
Whenever same-sex marriage is put up for a vote by the people, opponents can launch a campaign of fear mongering, lies and misinformation that is successful at scaring people to vote “No”
One of the things I liked about this action was the non-political aspect of it. Our political system isn’t working for gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, and queers. We can’t give up on it entirely- we must stay engaged and work for change within it. but we also need to seek out other avenues for change.
The teen group, Dreams of Hope, uses art, performance, and music as a way to develop leaders from the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and allies communities.
Iowa, really is ahead of the curve in terms of creating a space where equality that grow.
When fear rules, we lose. When the only voices heard by elected officials are those spreading exaggerations, lies or statements of faith, we lose. But we win, when the statements of facts are heard. Add your voice to the growing sound of truth and real facts.
It is time to take it up another notch, and add another event to the diverse collection of activities, and we need your input! So, please come and participate in a planning meeting for a political rally.
Civil Unions don’t touch the religious covenant in any way at all, and so opposition to civil Unions on that ground illuminates the real bigotry behind any of this opposition.
So, often within the LGBT community, all the focus revolves around our sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. but here is Claudelle, simply understood as a model human being. Understood, accepted and celebrated for the whole of her being.
When Religion is used as a weapon to judge and harm others while justifying the actions of a very few, it does nothing to help anyone except those who are using it in this way.