Originally Posted by Godsgift126
In my opinion soulforce lost a lot of repect from me from their immature actions, im all for the rights, and the cause and the purpose, but i heard straight up lies told to some of the more naive students of Palm Beach Atlantic. And i personally talked to the girl after she "came out" and she sad none of things about feeling feeling unsafe, insecure, and threatened on campus. I just wish soulforce woulde stuck to the motives they came here to accomplish instead of being just like "every other" activist group. I thought they were different, i was much disappointed...
Godsgift126, I'm glad you came here to talk with some of the people of Soulforce who are not on the bus, but I have a couple of questions. Since you were there, I would like for you to list what exactly you felt were "immature actions." That would help with any discussion.
I must say that it has been my experience over the years that a good number of people who are wrestling with their understanding of LGBT people seem to suddenly have problems whenever we "push" or are otherwise assertive. I've heard the phrase "lose my respect" or "lose my support" or "no longer donating" before whenever we are perceived as having moved from "asking" to "demanding."
But push an oppressed people must, because, friend, equality doesn't just happen. Oppression is never threatened by people of good-will merely asking for justice. I'm sure your study of the civil rights movement of the 50's and 60's led you to this conclusion with regard to the African American struggle for freedom. Similarly for women gaining the right to vote. Now, in our time, equality for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people.
Also your statement "like every other activist group" makes me wonder what brought you to have such a low view of activists. Given the life of Jesus and his social-justice ways, you'll have to explain that one to me.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
six of the riders are in jail overnight in Florida. Please keep them in your thoughts. I've only been in a holding cell for four hours - just long enough to start worrying about having to go to the bathroom. An overnight stay could be no fun.