Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Night the World Sang

  The opening ceremony for the Olympics was awesome! The Queen with James Bond was priceless. The symbolism conveyed by the Olympic Torch was inspiring. But the most moving part of the show was when Sir Paul McCartney brought the world together in song. For those few brief moments, representatives from all nations sang together, as one voice and one people. It's amazing how something so simple as singing a song could be so powerful. For those few brief moments we caught a glimpse of what our world could be. If we could just stop the fighting and start working together towards common goals think of what could be accomplished.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

  Most of the world's major religions embrace some form of the "Golden Rule" - Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.  It seems like such a simple rule to follow, but after thousands of years one has only to read a newspaper or watch the evening news to realize that humanity STILL hasn't gotten it right.

If the Golden Rule were to be taken literally and applied to our everyday lives as they really are then: 

  If you have stolen from someone then you have given them permission to steal from you.

  If you have cheated on your spouse, then you're promoting distrust and dishonesty.

  If you judge someone  merely for having different beliefs and customs it could lead to retaliation, even war.

  If you claim to hate LGBT people then you're promoting disrespect toward all people.

 If you make fun of and bully others then you're saying that violence and verbal abuse are acceptable.

Think about this!
Is this how YOU want to be treated?

Don't steal- give.  This will evoke a sense of gratitude and you'll probably receive something in return.

Don't cheat - communicate.  Try to resolve your problems fairly and honestly.  If you can't then part ways and move on. 

Don't judge -  Respect.  Ask questions about another person's beliefs and customs and chances are they'll ask about yours.  You may not agree with one another, but both of you will have learned something new and started down a path toward enlightenment.

Don't hate  - be an ally.  It's okay if you don't understand LGBT people.  Just treat them with the same respect and kindness that you would show anyone else.  You may be surprised to learn that they have the same feelings and are not so very different from you. This realization will help build a bridge of understanding.

Don't bully - defend.  If you come to the defense of someone who is being bullied, you will have  gained a friend for life.

Friday, March 30, 2012

                        THE TIME IS NOW
                 ALZHEIMER'S CAN'T WAIT


                       Our goal: 250,000
The Fairness Campaign is a broad-based community effort dedicated to equal rights.  Its primary goal is comprehensive civil rights legislation prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.  The Fairness Campaign accomplishes its goals through public education and advocacy, political activity, community building and reciprocal alliances with others in the social justice community.

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Friday, March 9, 2012

Aid for Tornado Victims

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Bullying can happen anywhere: face-to-face, by text messages or on the web. It is not limited by age, gender, or education level. It is not a phase and it is not a joke. Bullying can cause lasting harm. Click HERE for more information.