Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Quote of the Day

. . . The time has passed for those of us who accept sexual difference to simply stand by. The time has passed for silence. Not one more teen must die for this. Not one.

How do we come out of the closet? We stop using the word ‘gay' as an insult. We stop making fun of other people's sexuality. We start accepting that each of us is unique, and that different isn't just another word for wrong.

For those who hold up their Christianity as a barrier to acceptance I say, remember what Jesus said about sexuality. Can't think of it? That's because he said exactly nothing. Not once, in any gospel does he bring the matter up as he eats, travels and hangs out with the so-called sexual and societal deviants of his time.

Jesus leads us with an example of acceptance and integration. He comes out of the closet against hate and discrimination. He strides out into the world proudly with the marginalized and bullied.

I think it's time we followed. Will you join me?

– Catherine Cavanagh
"I'm Coming Out of the Closet: Will You Join Me?"
New Catholic Times
October 31, 2011

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Dave Navarro to LGBT Youth: We Need Your Voice
The Raising of Lazarus and the Gay Experience of Coming Out
Coming Out: An Act of Holiness
A Gay Catholic Man's Testimony of Courage and Grace: "God Made Me and Loves Me Just As I Am"
Getting It Right
The Many Manifestations of God's Loving Embrace
The Gifts of Homosexuality
Celebrating Our Sanctifying Truth
Be Not Afraid, You Can Be Happy and Gay
The Triumph of Live: An Easter Reflection
Gay People and the Spiritual Life
The Challenge to Be Ourselves
A Girl Named Sara: A "Person of the Resurrection"
Coming Out
Prayer of the Week – October 11, 2010
Photo of the Day – October 19, 2010
Quote of the Day – June 8, 2010


Mareczku said...

Good thoughts here. Yes, we are all unique and different. It is hard when people can't respect the differences.

nameless said...

Thanks for sharing my article. More at www.soulsider.blogspot.com. And thanks for your great blog. Many blessings on your work.

Catherine Cavanagh

Michael J. Bayly said...

Blessings on you and your work too, Catherine. And thanks for the link.