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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and 2013 Inauguration

Posted by: erika on: January 21, 2013

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. For if we are truly […]

Wise Words

Posted by: erika on: October 28, 2012

Why I’m Pro-Life By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN NY Times Op-Ed HARD-LINE conservatives have gone to new extremes lately in opposing abortion. Last week, Richard Mourdock, the Tea Party-backed Republican Senate candidate in Indiana, declared during a debate that he was against abortion even in the event of rape because after much thought he “came to […]

The Curse of Standing By

Posted by: erika on: October 16, 2012

I’m straight. Gay rights don’t matter to me. I’m white. The rights of people of color don’t apply to me. I practice abstinence. Abortion doesn’t apply to me. I’m an American, the rights of undocumented immigrants don’t concern my family. I’m upper-middle class, the rights of the poor don’t concern me. I’m a Jew, Christian […]


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