Thursday, July 21, 2005
I’m glad I went to the rally for SB1000, even if the bill was gutted and stuffed the following day, by members of our House that rely on sneaky lunchtime hearings. Surrounded by believers, supporters, and hearing our governor, and Roey Thorpe speak, energized me, no matter what’s to come.
During any struggle there are dissenting voices, but I know that if I get involved in what I believe, I can live with myself, my beliefs, and who I am. For me, politics are personal, because currently, the political climate is attacking my personal life.
Midway through the rally I realized I had been standing behind this gentleman:
And his shirt says it all. Democracy is not a spectator sport. If you believe in things, stand up for them. If you hear people speaking against your beliefs, challenge them, or, at least share your beliefs. And for gods sake, if you, as a community, like the GLBTQ community, are being attacked and put down and cornered and condemned, standup. This is not a spectator sport.
Posted by LeLo at Thursday, July 21, 2005