makes history for both the African-American and gay communities:
¨The White House announced on Wednesday that President
Obama has nominated Judge William Thomas, an out gay man, to serve on the United
States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
be the first out LGBT black man to serve as a lifetime-tenured federal judge. In
a statement, Obama noted the diversity of Thomas and six other nominees, saying,
"They ... represent my continued commitment to ensure that the judiciary
resembles the nation it serves." He added, "These individuals have demonstrated
the talent, expertise, and fair-mindedness Americans expect and deserve from
their judicial system. I am grateful for their willingness to serve and
confident that they will apply the law with the utmost impartiality and
integrity. Too many of our courtrooms stand empty. I hope the Senate will
promptly consider all of my nominees and ensure justice for everyday
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REAL HERO/REAL LIFE: Bishop John Shelby Spong
“I was simply interpreting a rising consciousness,” he said. “Whether it was race or women or homosexual people, the issue was always the same: fighting against anything that dehumanizes a child of God on the basis of an external characteristic.” Bishop John Shelby Spong (click on his photo)
IT GETS BETTER--Archbishop Desmond Tutu supports LGBT full acceptance and inclusion too!
¨Churches say that the expression of love in a heterosexual monogamous relationship includes the physical, the touching, embracing, kissing, the genital act - the totality of our love makes each of us grow to become increasingly godlike and compassionate. If this is so for the heterosexual, what earthly reason have we to say that it is not the case with the homosexual?¨ Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu
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