Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Stealing our rights

Recently I had a rather traumatizing experience. My car was stolen while I was helping a friend do some filming. I walked out the door of her house and couldn't find my car. At first I thought I must have parked it further down the street than I remembered but, alas, it was gone. But this is a blog about reproductive justice, not my personal life, so I will move on to my point. Everyday in America we leave our right to justice sitting outside, on the street next to the rights or freedoms of everyone else. We always expect it to be there when we wake up in the morning or when we come back from all our various endeavors. But someday it might not be. Even with a president-elect who supports women's right to chose and civil unions for lgbtq folk, we must always be vigilant. If we don't pay attention, our rights could slip away in the middle of the night and we won't know until it is too late. So wake up, pay attention, do something!

Monday, December 15, 2008

From a Pre-Roe essay on choice

The following is an excerpt from a paper written by a high school student in 1970. Enjoy!

"Religion should be the last thing to consider in state and national abortion laws. Many church leaders themselves are opposed to making their own standards mandatory for others. Boston's Richard Cardinal Cushing feels that Catholics do no need the support of civil law to be faithful to their religious beliefs, they should not seek to impose by law their moral view on other members of out society."

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Our Friend Kate Lovelady of the Ethical Society wrote this awesome blog...check it out..

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Newsweek says what we've always known...

Newsweek's coverstory is something the folks here at Faith Aloud have always known....that there is indeed a religious case FOR Same-Sex Marriage



Tomorrow is a very important day in the struggle for justice. A Day without a Gay is a national day of boycott to show the country the power LGBTQ folk and their allies have on our nation.