- "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly." Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The reality is not that I lack respect for the law; it’s that I have greater respect for justice. Where there is a conflict between the law and the higher moral code that we all share, my loyalty is to that higher moral code."
“This is what you shall do; love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.”
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A friend shared this photo on Facebook earlier today, showing a couple of innocent children who are being brainwashed to hate and fear. It’s unfortunate that their parents cannot be charged with some form of child abuse in our backward thinking society. The God these children’s parents claim to worship doesn’t hate anyone. Jesus embraced outcasts and the oppressed, both of which describe how gay people, among others, are treated in our society today. He preached a message that stated … Continue reading
“The long-term unemployment, the collapse of housing prices, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the draconian cuts in social spending have created a climate in which the vulnerable, the different, the marginal—from Muslims to undocumented workers to homosexuals—are blamed for the nation’s decline, White argues. This climate is fueling a culture of hate. Right-wing candidates, channeling the rage and frustration of a beleaguered working and middle class, use marginal and oppressed groups as scapegoats. And, [Mel] White says, those … Continue reading
I know the person who made that ugly statement. Worked with him for five years or more. I tolerated him saying racist and homophobic crap and said nothing, despite our having a co-worker who was gay and who I still consider a very good friend. I silently accepted his foul ideas and hateful speech about our supervisor, a good man who happens to be black. I let this hateful person say those things without challenge, and in doing so I … Continue reading
A white station wagon with two men in it pulled up to the curb. According to one of Sakia’s closest friends, Valencia, the men started harassing the girls and asking them to come closer. The girls said no, they weren’t interested. They explained they were gay. One of the men got out of the car. He attacked the girls, holding one of them in a choke-hold. Sakia and Valencia started fighting him. Sakia hit him. Then he stabbed her in … Continue reading
The following item came across one of the feeds this morning, and I don’t know about you, but I’m sick of this crap and seeing the perpetrators get away with it. There is no place for racism, sexism, homophobia, or any other kind of hate in my country. If you want that kind of nation I’m certain there’s plenty of prime real estate available for sale in Russia or Siberia, and guess what, I hear the weather over there is … Continue reading