To Kara--Hi, I'm in BC (but a US citizen from US). I am RC but go to church at Rainbow Community in Vancouver's West end. I know nothing about organzing or about respect for "turfs," so excuse my pol-inco but --does Soul Force ever combine or integrate efforts with a church? Seems like it would enhance the pol-strrength of both and of course, bring different people together. I like the church and it is active and does good stuff but there doesn't seem to be any pol-involvement.
Also, I am RC and want to remain RC but I'm aching to protest their indictiment of GLBTQs. I came across this which really lays out the grim opiinion: Gays and lesbians should therefore learn to think of themselves as damaged in their very being. If they want to be good Catholics, they must learn to look upon themselves as wounded personalities, intrinsically disordered, ontically sick, merely tolerated in church and society, and forever excluded from the sharing their life with a person they love.
Wow! Is that a bottom line or what? We have to protest more and more often and do it dressed in formal clothes (dark suits and ties and serious dresses for women --so we look sharp, together and of good values. We, the Brown Barets, did it in Cal and we changed things on an issue. What Soulforce did with SoulBus was cool -gave the right message. I loved it. I hope it was successful
so sorry for being so wordy--any protests planned, I need to find at least one other person to stand with me agains the RC HoPho position.
love you guys