Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Here's To You Bishop Robinson, Jesus Loves You More Than You Will Know

"Religion in general still presents the greatest obstacles we face in full equality. Ninety-five percent of the oppression that we know in our lives comes from the religious community.'"
Bishop Gene Robinson, speaking on Capitol Hill in support of an expanded Hate Crimes Bill that would include sexual orientation and other gay rights measures.

2 comments:

frogponder said...

He is one of the few exceptions to my statement 'organized religion always runs amok'. :-)

Mark in DE said...

I'm not sure I agree with this. I think that some people are raised by bigots and adopt bigotted values, which they then blame on their religion, even though they only go to church on Christmas and Easter and exhibit no other religious characteristics throughout the year.

Like the proverbial 'which came first, the chicken or the egg?' question, I wonder 'which came first, the bigotry or the religion?'