Tuesday, January 20, 2009
While I Ignore Rick Warren ...
While Rick Warren is raising his tainted voice in prayer today I wanted to send out into the global air other voices.
These quotes come from quotegarden.com
The photo is from The NY Times
Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands? ~Ernest Gaines
Who would give a law to lovers? Love is unto itself a higher law. ~Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy, A.D. 524
No government has the right to tell its citizens when or whom to love. The only queer people are those who don't love anybody. ~Rita Mae Brown, speech, 28 August 1982
You could move. ~Abigail Van Buren, "Dear Abby," in response to a reader who complained that a gay couple was moving in across the street and wanted to know what he could do to improve the quality of the neighborhood
War. Rape. Murder. Poverty. Equal rights for gays. Guess which one the Southern Baptist Convention is protesting? ~The Value of Families
The important thing is not the object of love, but the emotion itself. ~Gore Vidal
If Michelangelo had been straight, the Sistine Chapel would have been wallpapered. ~Robin Tyler
The Lord is my Shepherd and he knows I'm gay. ~Troy Perry
God has given you one face, and you make yourself another. ~William Shakespeare
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. ~Dr. Seuss
To know what you prefer, instead of humbly saying "Amen" to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to keep your soul alive. ~Robert Louis Stevenson
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. ~Friedrich Nietzsche
Homophobia is like racism and anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry in that it seeks to dehumanize a large group of people, to deny their humanity, their dignity and personhood.
Coretta Scott King
I believe all Americans who believe in freedom, tolerance and human rights have a responsibility to oppose bigotry and prejudice based on sexual orientation.
Coretta Scott King
And this last one is from Rick Warren …
We're a nation of laws, but the good thing about America, is that laws reside in the people and people can change the laws.
We’re working on it Rick, thanks for the encouragement.