Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Reframing the conversation around LGBT Equality...

Today, PFLAG National Executive Director Jody Huckaby weighs in on how simple use of language can impact the important work of PFLAG…

Thanks to Sue Null, formerly of PFLAG Houston, now based out of North Carolina, I had an opportunity to read a very disturbing article reflecting the anti-gay establishment’s attempt to reframe the language we use in our work for equality.

Ryan Sorba, chairman of the Young Conservatives of California, spoke at The Awakening conference in Virginia. There he discussed the need to change the terms by which the anti-LGBT movement refers to LGBT people. Sorba proposed alternatives to the word “gay,” and by a unanimous show of hands of the audience, the terms “same-sex attraction,” “same-sex intercourse,” “sodomy” and “unnatural vice” were deemed more appropriate to the cause. In addition, Sorba also suggested that LGBT people should be referred to as “anti-Christian.”

Self-described “ex-gay” Greg Quinlan, formerly of the Human Rights Campaign, and a founder of PFOX: Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays used his appearance at this conference to state, among other things, that “Homosexuality is the greatest threat to the criminalization of Christianity… .”

The criminalization of Christianity? Unnatural vice? This attempt to reframe the discussion around equality for all people is nothing less than shameful. And the use of faith-based rhetoric to do it is an affront to people of ALL faiths. To be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender is not mutually exclusive with being a person of faith. One might argue, in fact, that it takes a great deal of faith to deal with the constant barrage of accusations, hurtful commentary, and outright condemnation from self-proclaimed “true Christians.”

Now is a good time for all of us who care about LGBT equality to reframe the conversation by talking more about faith, by talking more about our families, by talking more about the impact these outright lies have on us, our loved ones, our families and on the LGBT and ally community as a whole.

How will YOU reframe this conversation in your daily work of moving equality forward?

Please share your stories in the comment section below; we’d really like to hear from you.

4 comments:

Mushtaq ahmed said...

sms
activate hdfc net banking
activate bob mobile banking
activate icici net banking
activate axis bank net banking
activate andhra bank net banking
activate canara bank net banking
activate corporation bank net banking
activate axis bank net banking
activate andhra bank net banking
activate canara bank net banking
activate corporation bank net banking
cheapest cloud hosting 2016
cheapest online classes in india
online degree courses in india
online degree colleges in india
cheap car insurance companies
cheap travel insurance companies
cheap health insurance companies
cheap life insurance companies
cheap cloud hosting 2016
activate syndicate bank net banking
activate central bank net banking
activate dena bank net banking
activate union bank net banking
activate yes bank net banking
activate uco bank net banking
activate obc net banking
activate vijaya bank net banking
activate idbi net banking
activate citi bank net banking
activate bob net banking
activate kotak net banking
activate hdfc mobile banking
activate icici mobile banking
activate axis bank mobile banking
activate andhra bank mobile baking
activate canara bank mobile banking
activate corporation bank mobile banking
activate syndicate bank mobile banking
activate central bank mobile banking
activate dena bank mobile banking
activate union bank mobile banking
activate yes bank mobile banking
activate uco bank mobile banking

Mushtaq ahmed said...

activate obc mobile banking
activate vijaya bank mobile banking
activate idbi mobile banking
activate citi bank mobile banking
activate kotak mobile banking
hdfc net banking
icici net banking
axis net banking
andhra net banking
canara net banking
corporation net banking
syndicate net banking
central bank net banking
dena bank net banking
union bank net banking
yes bank net banking
uco bank net banking
obc net banking
vijaya bank net banking
idbi bank net banking
citi bank net banking
bob net banking
kotak net banking

Mushtaq ahmed said...

open new current account proprietorship hdfc

Mushtaq ahmed said...

bob net banking login