Wednesday, 10,000 people marched and rallied against the Mormon church in New York City angry about the loss on Prop. 8.
I think it's a mistake.
When we start making villains out of other people, we are no better. When we call them names, we are no better.
I love the energy. I love the protest and the 10,000 people. But we said we wanted marriage equality. We said we'd never make any church recognize our marriages. It was about equal access to an institution recognized by the government.
And yet there we were, protesting at a church that does not want to recognize us.
Should the church be allowed to plow 18 million dollars into a political campaign? No. Should any church be able to preach specific political action? Not and keep their not for profit status.
That's a different battle.
We will not win this fight by being angry and bitter against those who hate us. We need to educate people. We need to remember that every person who sees the way in which it is discrimination does not go back to being close minded.
My eleven year old son, Zachary, said to me when he heard about the loss in California, You mean, people think gays and lesbians are different so they shouldn't get the same rights?
Don't they understand we are all different? I mean... no one is the same.
No, they don't.
We are all different. People pray at different alters, and some are places we will never create change. That doesn't mean we need to stoop to their level.
Rally, organize, march, light candles, write, cheer- and remember we are about justice.