There’s a lot of anger spreading from the passage of Prop 8 here in California. To be honest, I find myself doubting the sensibilities of my fellow Californians who voted yes for this mistake. However, I am more worried about the rage that is boiling from those who voted No.
What we need now is not conflict, but a redoubled effort for change. I can only imagine that many people voted yes on 8 because they do not or cannot see the shared humanity in us all. When people understand their neighbors we will have equality. So, rather than blame and fight, I ask that you share and embrace those who could not see.
Nobody disagrees with Ghandi or MLK jr. right? Let’s start there:
“I want freedom for the full expression of my personality.”
“You must be the change you want to see in the world.”
“Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress.”
- Mahatma Ghandi
“Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.”
“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.”
“Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.”
- Dr. Martin Luther King jr.
We will see change.