Pope Francis and Civil Unions

As a believer, I am in favor of LGBTQ marriage. Pope Francis is taking a step of faith and courage to call for civil unions. This is a step in a positive direction where people who love one another can create a loving, caring union that benefits the world.

Love is indeed love!

Spirit Day 2020 #SpiritDay #LGBTQ

Spirit Day began in 2010 as a way to show support for LGBTQ youth and take a stand against bullying.

As a person of faith, I know God made us ALL of us in His image. To bully someone for living their truth and for how they love is wrong. LGBTQ folks have a right to happiness and the blessings of their creator. Some of my best friends are people of faith who happen to be a member of the LGBTQ community. I stand with them for being awesome people. Love is Love my good people.

LGBTQ Living Your Truth In Power #NationalComingOutDay

To all my friends in the LGBTQ community this is your day of truth and power. For those who have come out I stand with you in support. For those who find it difficult to come out know that you have support and love. For some coming out is not safe and may you be brave. There is nothing wrong with you, it’s the world that is messed up. Grace and peace to you all as you seek to just be yourselves without apology.

My Hope For America On July 4th

This is what I want America to be. While we are at it throw in health care for all and science is valued. America doesn’t have to be great if it can be better than it is now. Wouldn’t it be nice, just saying.

Happy Pride – Love Is Love #pride #loveislove

Many are celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride this weekend. I stand with you as an ally and friend. Be safe and enjoy this time of remembering and honoring those who have advanced the rights of LGBTQ+ people around the world.

The Thing About: Uncomfortable Truth

Truth is uncomfortable. Hearing things you don’t wanna hear is tough. So often we seek comfort in life so the unpleasant stuff we don’t have to deal with. Yeah its human nature to avoid things. I am one of those who doesn’t like conflict or anything like that.

However in the days in which we live we need to hear the truth of others who are oppressed and harmed daily for their skin color, their gender, their sexual orientation and their physical disabilities. Prejudice is not fun. It’s something that people live with their entire lives. There is a intersection of racism, homophobia and classism being explored and navigated.

My friends all that is wrong. There is a reckoning going on right now and its making systems that have kept the status quo very uncomfortable. It’s past time it happened. As a white person I am learning more about the lives of others and how lucky I have had it. Seeing people for who they are and their experiences can help all of us learn and grow.

Truth will set you free but it will also make you face things that you have long wanted to avoid. It is time for all of us to be uncomfortable so that others might have a better life. Facing the facts of reality is hard and it won’t be easy but now is the time for the world to get it self right and seek reconciliation. The fight for the future is a noble pursuit. Now is the time to make that change. What are you going to do?