Friday, January 02, 2015

'Marriage equality set to begin in Florida' & other Friday midday news briefs

Federal Judge Allows Gay Marriages To Begin Across Florida - We won this a long time ago but SOME FOLKS were and still are determined to drag this out . . . 

Despite Federal Ruling, Florida AG Refuses To Direct Court Clerks To Issue Marriage Licenses - . . . for as long as they can.  

New And Disturbing Details Emerge About Leelah Alcorn's Life From Posts She Made To Reddit - The death of transgender Leelah Alcorn is still reverberating through our community as an example of how ignorance and transphobia can take the life of a child. I pray for all involved, including the parents, who are the cause of so much anger. Some folks may get angry at me for this but I stand by it. It has been my experience that a lot of times as they get older, some homophobic and transphobic parents who disown their children tend to come around. Probably because the parents realize how their stringency has caused them to hurt their children and how much needless time is wasted over their own lack of trust in their children. In spite of their misgivings and reluctance, they have the conversation with their child they should have a long time ago and come to an understanding and a degree of acceptance. Leelah Alcorn's parents will never have that luxury. Some folks may not believe this but the time will come when they regret their role in their child's death. God help them because I don't want to be there when they do and when they realize nothing they do or say will bring their child back. It will be punishment enough for them.

Leelah Alcorn And The Quiet Genocide Of Transgender People - More on this awful situation.  

Catholic Organization Cancels Agreement For Same-Sex Wedding Reception; Changes Mind After Uproar - You accepted the reservation in September and NOW you want to change your mind? 'Religious liberty' my tuckus!  
Are Gay Rights Advocates Facing An Uphill Battle For Rights Beyond Same-Sex Marriage? - Uphill, downhill, level field. It don't matter. I'm ready to fight. We will get what belongs to us.


Erica Cook said...

The only thing I will pray for their parents is that they find themselves in jail for what they did. You have more faith in them than I do. Felling badly one day does not make what they did any less of an offense to humanity. The fact that there is still a child being raised in their home is the issue I concern myself with. There is one thing that child knows without question. His or her parents don't really love them. My heart goes out to her neighbor and class mates, they are the real family.

Patrick Fitzgerald said...

I recently figured something out about praying for our enemies, those we feel hatred toward and those we feel are just irredeemably evil. It was in regard to Senator Tom Coburn (R,OK) holding back a vote on the veterans suicide prevention bill out of sheer political spite. I realized that even if I can’t forgive him, I should still pray for people like him for the sake of those around them who may be in harms way.