Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Take A Moment

I will be with a client, no doubt trying to undo life's abundance as knotted up in her rhomboids and levator scapulae, but I am mindful and taking note that the President is about to do something positive this afternoon for the LGBT community in signing the Matthew Shepherd/James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Act into law.

Sadly, it is the kind of positive move that says, "It's not OK for you to kill or maim me because I'm a lesbian." It never should be OK... and yet such hate-motivated crime does occur in this country.

Integrity USA is calling on Episcopalians and all people of faith to pause at 4:45PM EDT in recognition of this historic event. Our prayers are encouraged to give thanks, remember the victims of such violence, and to pray for our continued progress forward toward a world in which your sexual orientation does not hold you out as separate in God's kingdom on earth. I believe that we are all one in heaven; it's just down here where we're having a little bit of difficulty with that idea.


Anonymous said...

Very good comment on this historic day. All of us in PFLAG feel very good because we worked very hard for many years to get this passed.


SCG said...

Glad Jody Huckaby was there to represent the organization. And it must have been a HUGE day for Judy Shepherd.