Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The Transcendent Spirit of Stephanie Tubbs Jones

PFLAG issued the following statement this morning, in response to news reports that Fred Phelps, a virulent anti-gay bigot famous for public protests around the country, plans to picket funeral services for Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-OH), who was a long-time champion of the LGBT community:

"Few public servants have embodied the greatest ideals of what it means to be a compassionate and loving person more than Stephanie Tubbs Jones. In her life, she always stood tall against hateful bigots like Fred Phelps and his ilk. Not even the darkest forces can tarnish the stunning legacy the Congresswoman leaves behind, or the bright light of hope that she always held to help light our way. The deplorable depravity of Fred Phelps will never be a match for the transcendent spirit of Stephanie Tubbs Jones."

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Blame Fred Phelps. Actually the Bible does say that homosexuality is a sin.

Anonymous said...

"Blame Fred Phelps. Actually the Bible does say that homosexuality is a sin."

Yea, peopole can choose to interpret the Bible that way. For your information, there's another view to every comment (of which, there are not that many) that people use against gays.

But, more importantly, the Bible says a lot of stuff, and I guarantee that you are guilty of a bunch of things. So, why is that is weighted so less than homosexuality? I don't recall a verse that goes "Oh, and all your sins are absolved if you can scream about someone else". I instead recall the saying "let he among us without sin be the first to condemn."