Sunday, February 10, 2008

We SHALL Overcome, We are overcoming

I was very happy to be at the Creating Change conference, sponsored by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, and especially moved by the energy and enthusiasm of what seemed like hundreds of people under 25.

I was also moved by the overall sense of optimism. As Bishop Gene Robinson said in his plenary address (watch it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Krd602hYFLs )
"We shall overcome is not a wish. It is a fact."

There is no doubt in my being that one day, maybe within the next decade, the majority of American religious institutions will recognize that sexual diversity is part of God's blessing and that we are all God's children. For surely, we are.

3 comments:

ms. kitty said...

Oh, Debra, I hope so! With all my heart, I hope so. And we will continue to work toward that inevitability, won't we?

Anonymous said...

As much as I would wish this to be a reality to live in ,sadly human nature and moral constipation rule this land due to deep seeded dogma and misplaced(misinformed)ideologies.Years of misdirection,migration and confabulation.I wish you well.
P.S.
I pray for your step-father everyday.

Reverend Dona Quixote said...

I was there too ... and I'm glad people who are "more than allies" like you were present.