Few are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, vital quality for those who seek to change a world that yields most painfully to change. Each time a person stands up for an idea, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, (s)he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance. Robert F. Kennedy
Wasn’t aware Nate Silver (the statistician who correctly predicted the results of the last two U.S. presidential races down to each individual state) is gay.
We want an end to the culture wars. We want a truce between science and faith. We want to be known for what we stand for, not what we are against. We want to ask questions that don’t have predetermined answers. We want churches that emphasize an allegiance to the kingdom of God over an allegiance to a single political party or a single nation. We want our LGBT friends to feel truly welcome in our faith communities. We want to be challenged to live lives of holiness, not only when it comes to sex, but also when it comes to living simply, caring for the poor and oppressed, pursuing reconciliation, engaging in creation care and becoming peacemakers. Why millennials are leaving the church
Just to clarify: marriage equality was not legalized across the country today. However, today’s supreme court decisions will strengthen marriage equality laws in states that have already passed them, encourage other states to pass pro-equality legislation, and almost certainly lead to an even bigger supreme court case in a few years that WILL legalize marriage equality nationwide.
When a state that refers to itself as ‘the Land of Lincoln’ is unable to grant equal rights to all its citizens, something is wrong.
Must be a great day to live in Minnesota- unless you’re Michele Bachmann.
The Senate failed to pass a bill that over 90% of Americans support. Welcome to ‘Murica.
An often used argument against any gun control proposal is that it won’t stop ALL criminals from securing or using firearms, and therefore it is not something worth doing. However, if the test for any law is whether it TOTALLY solves the problem being addressed, then no action would be ever taken addressing so many of society’s important issues. For example, why require the use of seat belts if wearing a seat belt does not ALWAYS save a life in an accident? Why prohibit people from carrying guns onto planes if it doesn’t eliminate ALL risk of hijacking? Why prohibit providing assistance to terrorists if it doesn’t stop ALL terrorist acts? CNN
I’ve read like 10 news articles recently saying “Hillary Clinton, who is rumored to be considering a presidential run in 2016…”
Hillary Clinton has repeatedly said she’s not running… the only ‘rumors’ are the ones these new stations keep spreading. Stay classy, gossip-y news stations.
If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door. Harvey Milk, human rights advocate and first openly gay person elected to public office in the U.S. Killed on this day in 1978. (via lgbt-rights)
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