Here are parts of an e-mail that all members of the Human Rights Campaign received last night.
I thought I would post a few pieces from it since it exhibits the care and restraint I have been searching for.
In the face of JUSTIFIED anger toward those who campaigned to take away basic human rights and those who voted overwhelmingly to support obscene laws the HRC says ...
But as the LGBT community and its allies exercise our uniquely American right to protest, I hope we will remember that our actions in the streets will set the tone for the ongoing debate about marriage equality.
In responding to the Mormon Church and the Catholic Church and the African-American community (among many others) the HRC says ...
As we ask communities of color and religious communities to engage and partner with us, we must, in turn, demonstrate our commitment to the people and issues they care about. We must show that we will not turn away from the forty-seven million uninsured once we have domestic partner benefits, and that non-discrimination laws are not complete justice when legions of children are denied equal opportunity due to failing schools, violence, and racism.
And so every member of HRC has been asked to sign a pledge ...
I pledge today to:
* Model love and justice, even as I feel anger and pain.
* Show leadership by publicly investing in the well-being of others, including those who do not yet understand our cause;
* Demonstrate my commitment to communities of color and religious communities and issues they care about;
* Help others who have experienced discrimination understand that putting the rights of one minority up for a vote puts everyone's rights at risk; and
* Confront my neighbors with my love - especially my neighbors who come from backgrounds different from mine.
I hope we all learn a little about grace. I did.
You can visit the HRC by clicking their icon on my sidebar.
I found these photos HERE