Monday, November 17, 2008

No H8

Congrats to the bunch of fierce people who spent a good portion of Saturday freezing their behinds off in St. Louis at the old court house to protest the passing of California's Proposition 8. estimates the number of attendants to be somewhere around 1400. It makes me so happy to see so many people,Lesbian, Heterosexual, Bisexual, Gay , out there trying to make America understand that the government shouldn't be regulate morality. At Faith Aloud we often have signs that say "Keep the government out of the Pastor's/Rabbi's office" which really represents our views on this subject and others--the government has no business making laws based on any religious perspective. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!! WE ARE WITH YOU!!!

Monday, November 10, 2008


We are so proud of our new name and logo that we had earrings made to celebrate!

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I hope you’ll buy a pair for yourself or maybe as gifts for the holiday season. And please pass the word along about all the great things on our new website.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Unequal citizens…

Our nation is in schism. While we here at Faith Aloud rejoice over the fact that only one of four anti-choice propositions or initiatives passed (Arkansas’s adoption ban for non-married partners) we are deeply saddened that all three anti-lgbtq propositions to ban same-sex marriage passed. California’s proposition 8 will amend the California constitution to TAKE AWAY the right to marry someone of the same sex. What really saddens me is that other minority groups in California were instrumental in passing Proposition 8. But why? It wasn’t all that long ago that Martin Luther King Jr. said, "Injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere." Isn’t denying any person the right to marriage an injustice? Isn’t the ban on same-sex marriage just the modern parallel of the ban on interracial marriage? It seems people don’t realize that taking away someone else’s rights doesn’t give them more, but rather increases the likelihood that their rights will be taken away too. While I applaud the California voters for voting no on dangerous abortion restrictions that would limit women’s rights, I am perplexed by their simultaneous willingness to take away the rights of other citizens. As we work here for reproductive justice we believe wholeheartedly in the words of Dr. King. We will not allow justice to be threatened on any front, and we continue to fight in solidarity with all those who feel they are unequal citizens in this country. We will not rest until religion is safely out of politics and until the government gets out of our beds, our places of worship, and our private decisions. Justice for everyone, everywhere…yes…we…can.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Election Update....

As many of you know we, here in America, have a new president elect...Barack Obama! But what you may not know is that another kind of Choice rocked the vote on tues. NOT ONE ABORTION BAN PASSED!!!!! Colorado amendment 48 which would have defined life as beginning at conception which would have essentially outlawed abortion DID NOT PASS, nor did South Dakota's Initiative 11 which would have banned abortions. Also Michigan passed proposition 2 which allows stem cell research. California's proposition 4 to require parental notification for abortions has yet to be called since there are still absentee ballots to be counted. While we celebrate these wins for reproductive justice we still have some loses to deal with. Florida and Arizona passed bans on gay marriage and Arkansas pass a very anti-choice measure with Initiative 1 which bans ANY non-married couple from adopting! Once again California's Proposition 8 which would ban gay marriage is still too close to call.
Overall, great job on getting out there and voting, but we still have a lot of work today.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

You Know You Exist When...

Check it out!!! We are on WIKIPEDIA!!!!