Blue and Burgundy.
No. 168 “The Unarmed”
Rest In Peace…
to Michael Brown, John Crawford, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Renisha McBride, Oscar Grant, Sean Bell And the countless other lives that have been taken away from this world due to prejudice.
And an honor to the many people in Ferguson standing up, fighting, hoping that some kind of justice can be had in the midst of chaos.
At last, a new Revolutionary Times comic has arrived.
LGBTQ folks scare me when we take our sexual orientation too seriously. A priest recently told me, ‘Homosexuality is the litmus test of spirituality in the church today.’
I replied, ‘Oh no.’
'Why not!?' he replied, apparently shocked.
'Because thousands of us who pass that test, who treat lgbtq neighbors lovingly, still fail many other important tests.'
'A fair distribution of the world's wealth. Gender justice. Racial justice. A tangible concern for the victims of U.S. aggression in ……'
Those who tell me that I am okay do not minister the gospel, but usurp it, privatize it. We need to call one another to new ways to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, care for the dying…..
If I stress only that people ought to accept me and others like me, I miss the point of spirituality anyway, regardless of the minority with which I identify at the moment. God accepts us: that’s absolutely enough. God calls us to accept others, not to seek acceptance. They are our blood kin, or we don’t really believe in Eucharist.
We experience heaven in advance every time that God blesses us with faith enough to believe in God’s acceptance and with faith enough to work to work for God’s realm on earth as it is in heaven."
Assata Shakur (via millennialau)