Recently, due to the American President’s statements, the NC vote, and responses to them, the LGBTQ community, and it’s issues, have been in the news. In Canada LGBTQ people are allowed to marry and so it is easy to say that the fight is over in Canada. Although we have made great strides, the fight goes on each day, even in Canada. I am grateful for all the rights that have been afforded my wife and I…but there still remains things to do.
For three years now our daughter has been waiting to be the flower girl in our church wedding. I’m afraid that by the time they allow same-sex blessing in the Anglican Church in Edmonton she will of have to be promoted to maid of honour. The Bishop of Edmonton has the right to allow blessings…she’s just not ready yet. I could argue that she would not even be a priest if they had not accepted women into the priesthood decades ago…but it falls on deaf ears. Politics…it all comes down to that…everyone trying to save their a** instead of doing the right thing.
Courage is doing the right thing even if you are scared out of your mind… that’s what I teach my children. I’ve had to be courageous several times as a member of the LGBTQ…maybe one day the people we elect will be able to do the same thing that the rest of us do each day just to get by.