|Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Laureate emeritus, fearless living Saint and beloved champion of the marginalized, the oppressed and despised LGBTI people of Africa and beyond.|
ATTENTION MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT -- UGANDA: ¨God does not discriminate among our family¨ Archbishop Desmond Tutu
The Rev. Lawrence Rosebaugh, a 74-year-old priest spent most of his life living among the poor in Central and South America, was shot to death Monday during a robbery in Guatemala.
"As a priest, he was not the collar type of priest, When you looked at him, you'd think he was the poorest of the poor. And those are the ones he served..." Sam Hladyshewsky, a former priest and close friend
REAL PEOPLE, REAL SAINTS: The Rev. Lawrence Rosebaugh, Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, worker amongst the poorest of the poor--murdered
I've lived in Latin America for over 20 years and I've always felt the underlying, as well as surface blasting, passion of Los Latinos while enjoying their great hospitality and earning many of their friendships too... Leonardo Ricardo/Leonard Clark Beardsley
VIVA LATIN AMERICA -- Always/siempre there thrives a spiritualife, religious enthusiasm and outward displays of authentic happiness are celebrated around me.
Beverly Emiko ¨Mom¨ Nakatani Sakai, February 1, 2012, Antigua, Sacatepequez, Guatemala, Central America, Rest in Peace
One of my favorite stories Beverly shared was of Pearl Harbor Sunday...she rushed her little sister home from Sunday School (she didn´t have a house key but knew where one was hidden to unlock and get in on emergencies)...she kept looking up at the sky to see the many airplanes circling about with O´s on their wings...the skies were black with smoke. Beverly´s Mom was a head nurse at Queens Hospital (Queen Anna of holy Anglican memory/history) and working hard to take care of the wounded and critically injured as they entered for care...it always struck me that Beverly was doing the same thing, taking good care of others on that deadly Sunday in Hawaii. Part of a fine family of notable Japanese Americans. Americans who have been a positive force in all of our lives for generations..(her favorite color was blue). Leonardo Ricardo/Leonard Clark Beardsley
Beloved Beverly Emiko Nakatani Sakai ¨Rest in Peace and Rise in Glory¨
When I was a little kid. A kid in Grade School. I remember each Valentines Day we´d have a Valentines Day Party in our classroom. I think the Mom´s brought in refreshments and the last couple of hours in the afternoon on Valentines Day were devoted to frolicing about, playing lovey-dovey games and opening the individual Valentine mail boxes we had wrapped and decorated for OURSELVES! Yes, there they were all those former shoe boxes now all decorated with cupids, hearts and various throbs of electriclike love designs! Surely you remember them, that is, if you were a kid when kid´s were still celebrating holidays like Valentines day in Grade School...? LeonardoRicardo/Leonard Clark Beardsley
|Bachelor of Psychology-Pedagogy and Master of Sexuality, Mariela Castro|
¨Bachelor of Psychology-Pedagogy and Master of Sexuality, Mariela Castro is known internationally as a champion of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) rights in Cuba.
PLEASE MEET MARIELA CASTRO: Internationationally known champion of the lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and intersex right in Cuba
“The Schechter Rabbinical Seminary views the serious process leading to this decision as an example of confronting social dilemmas within the framework of tradition and halachah,” or Jewish law, Hanan Alexander, chair of the seminary’s Board of Trustees, said in the statement. “This decision highlights the institution’s commitment to uphold halachah in a pluralist and changing world...”
TRADITION AND HALACHAH: ISRAEL’S MASORTI MOVEMENT TO ORDAIN GAYS AND LESBIANS AS RABBIS
¨According to research to be published in Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, scientists across New York, Essex and California have found evidence that gay men and lesbians remind homophobes of themselves, causing an aversive reaction and instilling fear. The study also claims that the root of the problem lies in the homophobic attitudes in which they were brought up as a child...¨
HOMOPHOBE MELTDOWN/HEEBIE-JEEBEE ALERT: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology have found evidence that gay men and lesbians remind homophobes of themselves...
¨Gay marriage celebrated its third anniversary in Iowa on Tuesday. In was on April 3, 2009 that the Iowa Supreme Court handed down its unanimous Varnum v. Brien decision which brought marriage equality to the Midwest... ¨
THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF GAY MARRIAGE IN IOWA: Varnum v. Brien decision brought marriage equality to the Midwest/U.S.A.
¨The Land of Eternal Spring¨ Our world around us takes on the spirit of lush fertility and it´s put to good use...it stimulates me and my art grows... Leonardo Ricardo/Leonard Clark Beardsley
KEEPING ON MESSAGE/FASCINATING RHYTHM: The ¨Land of the Eternal Spring¨ renews itself once again
¨Men like Freud, Kinsey, Marx, and Darwin, all pioneers in their own fields, had to combat the customs of their cultures to make their contributions to human knowledge.
Similarly, older historical figures, amongst them Socrates, Galileo, and Columbus, all had to contend with their prevailing cultures and authorities. The concern herein is not with the actual discoveries and contributions made by such men, often at extreme and deeply personal levels of self-confrontation, but with the fact that they had to question, deny, defy and combat the stultifying and entrenched values of their cultures with risk to their own welfare.
With many of their achievements, they set the world stage for the progress of science, technology, and, with the work of the humanist enlightenment philosophers, advanced the concepts of individual freedom...¨
ATTENTION ARCHBISHOP OF YORK AND OTHERS : We don’t need religious moral guidance for good conduct, something which religions acquired from our innate sense of ethics and human goodness, and then perverted.
Recently, at this blog/comment section, a Lesbian, not-so-much-a-friend-as-a-remote-acquaintance, suggested to me that ¨Gay¨ men actually treated women with less respect than their/her due. I was flabbergasted and looked throughout the web for ANY information to back up such a, to me, unfair, blusterous and insulting claim. There was/is none, zip, empty, void, zero. Today I found this ¨commentary¨ at Bilerico Project and it´s the closest thing I ´ve found on the subject of Gay Misogynist speculating...it´s linked below but I especially identified with this part: ¨...if a friend were to call me out for perceived misogyny, I would no doubt listen, for I have found that I become a better person from examining my failings.¨ I´ve listened, I´m still listening and willing and able to listen. However, I still think ¨Gay¨ men and our respect, admiration and in most cases great trust and friendships with women is the standard amongst us...that basic warmth and natural acceptance of *others* is most often present in our friendships with Lesbians, Bisexual women and Heterosexual women too. Leonardo Ricardo/Leonard Clark Beardsley
HAPPY MOTHERS DAY: ¨...what makes someone a misogynist, and am I one?
|The No Anglican Covenant Coalition is an international group of Anglicans concerned about how the proposed Anglican Covenant would radically change the nature of the Anglican Communion|
LONDON – With diocesan synod voting in the Church of England completed, and with 26 dioceses having rejected the proposed Anglican Covenant, the No Anglican Covenant Coalition is preparing for the next steps in its international campaign, including the appointment of a new Moderator, the Revd Malcolm French, a parish priest in the Anglican Church of Canada. The Revd Jean Mayland, a retired priest, will be the No Anglican Covenant Coalition Convenor for the Church of England...¨
NO ANGLICAN COVENANT: ¨Coalition Plans Next Steps¨
PRESIDENT OBAMA WINS! ONWARD WE GO (all of us together, thank you very much)!
REELECTED! GREED, PREJUDICE, BIGOTRY, FEAR AND HATE REJECTED
¨God, gods, and goddesses willing, we may be watching the beginning of the end of homophobia as a political force.¨ http://counterlightsrantsandblather1.blogspot.com/2012/11/a-big-gay-night.html
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays 2012 from our blog to your home
Leonardo Ricardo/Leonard Clark Beardsley