The Future is Queer. It is an anthology of queer science fiction. I am not too big into fiction most of the time, but I thought - why not?
Anyhow, has anyone read it?
On the one hand, I agree that it IS nice that someone who is so high up in the church is as accepting of the LGBTQ+ community. And I am very thankful for everything that he does/says for our community. (It must have been a pleasure to meet him.)
However - on the other hand, I must point out that there are currently over 30,000 different denominations of Christianity - if I am not mistaken. (All of these were started over petty differences/arguments/debates over scripture and personal morals). If all Archbishop Williams is worried about is splitting up the church a little bit more in the name of humanity and equality, I do not see the big deal here.
Moreover, I do not see human rights equality EVER having a time frame. It should be had for everyone. And NOW. Not later. People should not be discriminated against based on his or her sex, perceived gender, sexuality, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, disability, religion, etc. PERIOD. Furthermore, who is ANYone to judge? Is it not the Bible/church who states ‘thou shalt not judge lest ye be judged?’
This faith that we are discussing prides itself (yes, I said PRIDES itself) on being accepting - or ‘tolerant’, and an aid to the poor/minorities of the world. If certain people within that faith do not adhere to those key parts of scripture, is it really so bad that they exclude themselves from a religious group who are trying to be accepting to ALL as opposed to a select few who meet their criteria?
Ultimately, I do believe that this is going to be a step-by-step process as you have stated. Unfortunately, this is not something that is going to happen over night, because you cannot teach acceptance to those who are unwilling to try and understand peoples’ differences/diversity.
This is my own personal opinion. Please feel free to write back, and everyone else feel free to get in on the conversation.
There were 3 witnesses to the crime and was probably caught by the security camera belonging to the television station.
Luisa is an amazing person, on top of everything I said about her in the post she was recently honored by Chicanos Por La Causa as one of there top 40 leaders under 40.
She is a role model for EVERY community.
Share this video with others and encourage then to do the same.
Also leave messages of support on her facebook page.
Thank you for the reblog. As I stated in the post, the station lied and said that Luisa did not want to make a statement. The media has chosen to ignore the actions of Senator McCain’s driver. Rebloging this, sharing it on twitter/facebook telling friends is the only way that anyone will know what happened to my friend last night. Notice in the video how many cars zip by during her interview. I am so thankful she didn’t fall into the street.
PROJECT QUEER: There is ABSOLUTELY no need to thank me.
Thank YOU for sharing this with everyone and helping to spread the word - which, as you have said, is extremely important. This NEEDS to be brought to everyone’s attention. It must be addressed. And, ultimately, dealt with accordingly.
I wish you and your friend the sincerest best of luck in the fight.
P.S. Let me know if you need any other assistance with this matter or anything else that involves the LGBTQ+ community. I am more than happy to help any way that I can.
Sometimes it amazes me how old generations will continue to try to push down a new generation.
PROJECT QUEER: Indeed. This is absolutely absurd.
What defines a king? Or a man?
From the article: Oakleigh was happy with the support from classmates, but “sometimes it’s nice to have something tangible.”
The teen’s mother says she’s angry.
“He was voted for homecoming king and, according to the votes, he should have been homecoming king, and it’s just sad, and it just breaks my heart that all these people all voted and it was taken away, it was completely taken away from him.”
The ACLU may enter this case . Oakleigh said he’d be willing to talk with them.
It is wonderful that so many students are supportive of the young man, and I DO hope he gets a hold of the ACLU to resolve this transphobic and discriminatory matter within the educational system.
I have seasons 1-6 of The L Word on DVD, and I still have not watched anything after season 3. I should probably work on that today…