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Cpl. Andrew Wilfahrt

Andrew Wilfahrt is first known gay soldier killed in war since repeal of "don't ask, don't tell"
Wilfahrt had perfect score on Army aptitude test; Army named combat outpost for him
His parents, Jeff and Lori, have become crusaders for same-sex marriage in Minnesota

Shortly after Andrew's death, Jeff wrote a letter to his son's comrades. "A gay child will take you to places in your heart you did not know existed," he said. "Regardless of orientation, I beseech all of you who are parenting now, or do so in the future, to give them all the love you can muster. At times it feels like you are bailing the ocean, but do not stop loving your children."





    Some thoughts by Coretta Scott King:
• Homophobia is like racism and anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry in that it seeks to dehumanize a large group of people, to deny their humanity, their dignity and personhood. This sets the stage for further repression and violence that spread all too easily to victimize the next minority group.

• Gays and lesbians stood up for civil rights in Montgomery, Selma, in Albany, Ga. and St. Augustine, Fla., and many other campaigns of the Civil Rights Movement. Many of these courageous men and women were fighting for my freedom at a time when they could find few voices for their own, and I salute their contributions.
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The Time Is Now
     It is time to take an intelligent look at gay and lesbians participation in anti-gay religions.   "People experience pain as they struggle with what their society, and particularly their church, tells them is unacceptable and their love of a family member who is gay.  Many of these families have found that the greatest healing has resulted from an open, honest admission of the truth of the individual's sexual orientation." - Roger Juline, Science of Mind Magazine, April, 2007

     There are churches and spiritual philosophies that embrace and fully accept gays and lesbians.  These philosophies are not based on new revelations, but instead, take their origins of the Truth that was revealed centuries before Jesus.  Homosexuality is not an apparition of the last few thousand years.  It has been present and documented since the beginning of the written word.  It first appears most clearly in the Book of Leviticus in the Torah and later in the Bible.  It was the time in which the Hebrew people were taken forcibly to Babylon.  And the injunction against homosexuality was not a moral one ... but instead, was intended to establish and maintain a national identity for the exiled Israelites that set them apart from their neighbors.  It identified a people in a culture that has nothing to do with morality ... or later, Christian "sin."

     I encourage all gay and lesbian people reading this page to consider once and for all separating your self from any religion that continues to perpetuate a false relationship with gays and lesbians and God.  Separate your self from any religion that attempts to separate gays and lesbians from dignity, equality and Truth. To declare your self free from the mental bondage of non-acceptance or just being tolerated and begin at once to begin to seek a way in which to acquaint your self with a God that has an ever-lasting Love for you.  We don't have to allow the labels to intimidate us.  Christians, Catholics, Buddhists ... no religion has a monopoly on God ... and any religion that has, as part of their dogma, a judgment against gay and lesbian people ... is a false religion!

    Jesus touched the "soul" of the world.  He taught that "God will never forsake you" ... and this "you" includes gays and lesbians.
John Lewis - You Cannot Tell People They Cannot Fall In Love

Contrary to popular belief, Jesus didn’t really give us two commandments.  He gave us one – love. His two commandments were really one divine law expressed in two ways, as love of God and love of neighbor, love of cause and love of effect, love of our divinity and love of our humanity. - Walter Starcke  
Rev. Al Sharpton Speaks Out for Marriage Equality


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