Saturday, February 16, 2008

In Memoriam

And, as a sad addendum to what I posted earlier today, I have just read that fifteen-year old Lawrence King has been taken off life support:

This senseless violence against LGBT youth must stop.

It is time for Christian institutions, including Christian educational institutions, to break silence and challenge the hatred fueling this violence. Institutions that look to Jesus as their founder have no business siding with hate, no business remaining silent when children are assaulted for being considered gender-inappropriate, and no business silencing their members who wish to speak out against such hatred.

As the worldwide Anglican communion and the United Methodist church both prepare for meetings at which, yet again, members promoting homophobic agendas will be permitted to defend hate in the name of Christ, I hope that someone, somehow, will keep the memory of Lawrence King--and what we have all lost through his death--in the forefront of these church folks' minds.

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