Preaching To The Choir. November 13, 2008Posted by littlebangtheory in Love and Death, Politics and Society.
Tags: prop 8, rise up, stand for Love!
I’ll bet everyone who reads this post will agree with me: The amending of California’s Constitution to ban same-sex marriage was a huge mistake.
Most of you have probably even written about it more eloquently than I ever could. Thank you.
But for all of our passionate support of Human Rights here in the progressive ‘sphere, for all of our certitude that All Men [sic] Are Created Equal, for all of our collective memory of a time in our youth when people came together to march, to rise up, to demand Equality for those Americans who would be disadvantaged by the insular fears of others, we let it happen again:
The legal codification of discrimination, the Constitutional Conveyance of Second Class Citizenship, the hypocrisy of a Country of Cowards, afraid of Homos, writ large for all the world to see.
Did it shock you to see a California electorate which land-slid for Obama also vote to place one in ten people in a less valued caste? To create yet another system of separate-but-almost-equal?
Perhaps “shock” is too abrupt a verb; we watched the slow-motion train wreck of the polls, watched Lady Liberty having the meat of common decency sand-blasted from her bones by a whirlwind of caustic and abrasive lies.
So much for sitting here and blogging about it. I can preach, you can preach, and we can all sit around and listen, and they still win.
It’s time for Blan B.
And Plan B is an Action Plan.
This Saturday, people all over America are getting together to oppose bigotry, to show our solidarity as a community of Human Beings who demand the same Human Rights for our friends and neighbors as we do for ourselves. We’re going to gather in public places in solidarity with our brothers and sisters and our children and revel in our numbers, and make some noise, and talk and network and contribute.
But most of all, we’re going to get off our asses and walk the walk, and we’re going to show the LGBT community that they have Allies, and that we are legion.
You didn’t have to be black to march with Martin; you only needed to recognize injustice when you saw it, and to refuse to accept it, and to demand that each person’s Humanity be respected.
The struggle for equal marriage rights demands that we refuse to let religions of divisiveness and exclusion usurp Constitutional guarantees which purport to apply to all of us.
Stand with us this Saturday. Find a gathering near you, there are many, and be there.
Because Change doesn’t come from wishing for it.
And because All Love is Love.