Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Hillary Clinton: Gay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights.

I am so pleased to know the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (whom I supported in the primary 2008) not only participated in Pride Week 2010, but made this very public statement in supporting rights for ALL LGBT people. 

She also encourages straight people to stand up for those who cannot stand for themselves.  I'm so very pleased to be standing with her, and encourage you to listen to her speech.  It matters to us all - in the name of equal rights.  Toward the end of her speech, she speaks of the doing all we can to create safe spaces, and to look for those who need to be mentored.  Let's follow Hillary's example, and be a part of history!


deb said...

Good speech. Thanks for posting this.

Doorman-Priest said...

We don't hear enough from the sane people who influence public opinion

Anonymous said...

For those of use who so longingly look to home knowing that a most challenging choice in this time -- to walk out of homosexuality -- means beating the odds stacked against us. It has been with much grace and a revelation for perseverance that has made the difference. Peace is found through righteousness. Not giving in. To learn of this story of a Christian icon... it is tempting to see it as a blow to the progress those of us who stand and believe homosexuality is not God's best for his children. The world does not make it easy, and this seems to destroy from inside the ranks. God's word is truth. He has made it clear. How deceived does a believer have to be to be comfortable with this? If you think of the message behind the song Thank You. -- the implication is that small choices in life could mean so much more for others. Ray Boltz's choices will effect others. He will have to stand before God. My heart hurts for him and those his choices impact. The word is clear. Immediate peace does not equate to eternal acceptance. It seems so poetically sorrowful. As a man who boldly walked out of homosexuality and into the arms of Christ, I do not celebrate the choice of Ray Boltz to come out , nor do I support his ex-wife's decision to be 'okay with it'. I am deeply saddened by this. Homosexuality is a choice. A complicated one... a challenging one... but it is not larger than Christ. It is still a choice. I am deeply hurting over what I have learned and I will continue to pray for your family, Carol. We love you and your ex-husband. Blessings to you.

Carol said...

I have this question for you: If you are so changed, then why can't you leave a name? Why must you remain anonymous? It is because of the discrimination AGAINST honest people who are gay. There is still such a stigma that you can't reveal yourself - unless there is some other layered reason that you haven't shared.

Meanwhile, I go with honesty. It even has nothing to do with whether or not one is Christian. If someone is gay, they are gay. If another is straight, they are straight. From THERE, decisions are made on how you live your life. If one decides to live in faith, love and to follow God, it should not matter if they are gay or straight.