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21 July 2015 @ 09:11 pm
playing jars of clay on the way home to see if
there is anything left inside,
a scrap
i can still call Christian
ready to capture in my gentle hands the scurrying
scared fluffball, bring it up to my chest
just under my chin, to let it know
it's safe
but i have no such assurance, bless'ed or otherwise
not anymore
too many disappointments, dashed dreams, nagging doubts
peeps come to me for help and i
am reluctant to give it
what if i lead them astray? what if they end up in
what...hell? the only hell i know is the one created by the
scholarly ones, the ministers who profess their love
with their ample dose of
"love the sinner, hate the sin"
in their view, a charitable phrase
they read the bible every day, you see, hardly miss
a sunday at church
they speak to this god of love and he speaks to them
this god whose love is apparently so
conditional
so how can any of us truly KNOW what we know?
is our faith in the biblical authors of old a little greater
than in modern day charlitains who are still among us
and still proclaim their visions?
'God told me to run for president'
'the gays are to blame for the flood' the tornado, the increase in autism
should we give one of them a golden pen with which to write
the very mind of god for the faithful to read
a millennia or two from now?
 
 
 
17 July 2015 @ 11:56 am
This is something very special and poignant by a long time mutual-follow on Twitter, Fred Kwint...

Sad...

Still saddens me so much that all over this world young men and women, children even, are struggling a lonely fight with their gender identity. Not because there is something wrong with these kids, but because there is something wrong with people that seem normal,
but are in fact sick. Religious leaders, political leaders, but also teachers, doctors and nurses, parents who somehow want to change
these kids in what they are not. Not because they can, but because they are prejudiced and biassed, uneducated and often unwilling
to learn.
Never even read a good, scientific book about the things they have such strong opinions about. And why? Beats me, please tell me if
you know the answer. Because some old book says so? It doesn't. Because tradition says so? Tradition is what we tell each other. It
is not an unchangeable law. And somehow they expect those kids to live their lives, they demand of them to hide who they really are
and play another role, they prefer lies over truth...
So who is really having a problem here? LGBT-youth or their leaders, parents, teachers? We push them to a point where they just want
to kill themselves. Not because they want to be dead, but because you do not give them breathing space so they can live! This simply
has to change! Be yourself always, it is how the good God made you. If possible, be open and proud over who you are. Many of our community are amazing, gifted, talented people.
And no matter who you are, who you dream to be, how you look or who you love,
you are beautiful! Like a rainbow in the sky and you will fly some day. Because we care and love you! Because there is always someone
out there who wants to listen to you, put an arm around you and say: "Hey, you know how beautiful you are?". Amen!

Fred's Facebook, Fred's Twitter
 
 
 
15 July 2015 @ 03:07 pm
This is a great farewell video put together by "Freedom To Marry" just before they disband, due to the goal being achieved. :)


 
 
 
03 July 2015 @ 12:10 pm
"Artist receives death threats for recreating iconic photo: http://attitude.co.uk/artist-receives-death-threats-after-recreating-iconic-photo-to-mark-equal-marriage/"





I've seen the image numerous times. And the article goes into it...

A US artist has revealed he’s been receiving death threats since one of his pieces of work began re-circulating in the wake of last Friday’s Supreme Court ruling which legalised same-sex marriage across the country.

Ed Freeman originally recreated the World War II ‘Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima’ photo over a decade ago for a US gay magazine cover, but after the artwork was shared widely on social media to mark the historic judgement, he’s received hundreds of abusive messages and death threats for the “insulting” image.

The original photo by Joe Rosenthal, which depicts five United States Marines and a United States Navy corpsman raising a US flag atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in 1945 during World War II, is considered a defining image of US military power and patriotism, and was later turned into a monument in Washington DC.

The photo has been recreated and parodied hundreds of times in the past, including six times by The Simpsons alone.

Freeman says he’s received at least 200 “nasty, really vicious emails” and even more on Facebook, where he shared the image on his own page. People have told him the picture is an “insult to the sacrifices of the Marines and sailors on that island,” and that “you should go to hell for taking this picture.”

He told the New York Daily News that he’d received death threats from homophobes angry at his attempt to conflate gay rights with American heroism.

“It was a flat out death threat that he would kill me,” Freeman said “When 200 people tell you, excuse my language, tell you that you’re a disgusting f—-t and you should die slowly, painfully, it doesn’t make you feel good.”

“The picture has been around for 15 years, but I’ve never had a single complaint about it until now,” he added. ...


And to the tweet itself, there was this comment...

"For trivializing the act of some very brave men. Death seems a bit harsh, but an ass-kicking would certainly be appropriate."

Ooookay. The way I see it, we could make golden calves of every heroic image in our entire history and make them completely untouchable... or, we could acknowledge that maybe the photographer was paying homage to this time and place in history, embracing its significance and symbolism, and with it, showing the monumental strides which have been covered in gay history in America.

But all you others, keep calling for people's death because since you don't like them, God must not like them either. Death threats are a super way to get more people on your side and usher in your brand of utopia.
 
 
 
 
 
29 June 2015 @ 03:19 am
I wrote a bit over in my journal I thought you all might enjoy reading: http://wyld-dandelyon.livejournal.com/242958.html

Also, I'm so very happy about both of the Supreme Court rulings!


 
 
Current Mood: happyhappy
 
 
 
26 June 2015 @ 11:25 am
37 just became 50.

The next chapter was written today.
 
 
 
23 June 2015 @ 11:27 am
Furries appear at 17:53

 
 
 
Hundreds came out of the closet during Lisbon Pride Parade!

Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNnJY32Hs5o

Love is too beautiful to be inside the closet