Liberty Sunday - Anti-Gay Rally in Boston
Hundreds of protestors gathered peacefully outside Tremont Temple Baptist Church last night in response to Liberty Sunday. While James Dobson and his evil cohorts from around the country all tried there best to scare America and incite the crowd outside, we held a candlelight vigil, and we sang, and introduced ourselves to one another. Some familiar faces I saw included: Tom Lang, Director of KnowThyNeighbor.org; his husband Alexander Westerhoff; KTN treasurer Greg Kimball; Co-director and webmaster of KTN Aaron Toleos with baby in arms; Cherie Johnson, a founding blogger of KTN and her wife Niki; Chris Mason, webmaster of TakeMassAction; and of course myself with my partner of 12 years Raymond. Special thanks to our friends Matt Mitchell and David Joly for coming out to support their gay friends.
The atmosphere was electric with positive energy, and you could tell that everyone that came down to support our cause walked away feeling something very good and very special about this event. I believe that God does work in mysterious ways, and one of those ways He likes to work best is when He can take the power of hate and turn in into something beautiful and positive. One clear image I walk away from this vigil with is that we may not be able to make everyone understand how important our individual paths are to us, but we can show them they don't have to fear us, and more importantly we can show each other we are no longer afraid of them. Get out there and shake some hands, now more than ever our efforts are paying off, and the time is now for us to capitalize. Make a new friend, write your local paper, pick up the phone to an old friend, and write on the blog, just be active in whatever way you feel most comfortable. Thank you for all the emails and support, I appreciate the kind thoughts.