- The Episcopal Diocese of LA elected an out, partnered lesbian as one of its suffragan bishops. This is significant for two reasons. First, she is only the second female to be elected as a bishop in LA (the other is her colleague who was elected in the same election); and second, she is the second openly gay bishop in the US.
- The Affirmation Declaration was publicized. We need more progressive, pro-gay voices speaking out.
- The New Jersey committe passed marriage equality! On to the Senate!
This is deplorable. It's no wonder the religious and secular political tone has sharply shifted to the right. The right wing knows how to motivate it's base getting them to speak out, and the more progressive voices remain silent waiting for someone else to speak up. Because they are not speaking out to counter the conservative voices, the decision makers then think the conservative voices are the consensus, and therefore the 'voice of their constituents'. As my mother told me when I was dealing with bullies in school who were picking on me, "Deciding not to make a decision, is making a decision."
This non-decision to not speak out and to wait on others is simply political cowardice. If you can't fight for the courage of your convictions, then what can you fight for?
"Those who stand for nothing, will fall for anything."--Alexander Hamilton