Thursday, August 5, 2010

In the Light of Human Rights

I recently read a letter by Sharon Underwood describing her son's and her family's experience of discriminatory and cruel treatment by others. Wow! This letter is powerful, beautiful and heartfelt. Although I am not a member of the LGBT community, I believe in the intrinsic worth and rights of all human beings. As such, the type of thinking and actions that this mother, her son and many others have to deal with is unconscionable and inexcusable. The idea that one group doesn't have rights, while another does, is the heart of discrimination, bullying, hatred, greed, trafficking, slavery, violence, and genocide. The next step is for people to blame others for their own inadequacies or failures, and we have a repeat of Hitler's Germany or countless other instances of genocide and crimes against humanity. Responsibility for one's own actions and outcomes, as well respect for oneself and others, are the foundations of a peaceful and equitable society. In what kind of world do people really want to live?

Here's a link to Sharon Underwood's letter...


  1. Beautifully said! I never cease to be amazed by "good Christians" who can hate with such religious fervor! I somehow don't think that's what Jesus had in mind...
    btw - You should look into joining "She Writes". It may help with your publishing dreams.

  2. I am touched by your post and thankful that you took the time to organize your thoughts!


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