Sunday, April 01, 2007

Thoughts on Palm Sunday from Out In Scripture

"For lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people this moment when Jesus rides headlong into Jerusalem to confront the unjust powers of his day challenge us as well to consider the price any one of us will pay to transform our larger world of gender and sexual injustice."

- Christine Smith

"All people who suffer oppression must be in soli- darity with each other in our struggles. We have to make sure that our identification with the lynching of Jesus doesn't keep us from con- necting with all who suffer or think that we are the only ones who claim the story."

- Randall Bailey

"Many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and others marginalized in churches and society know the reality at the center of this crucifixion story. Suf- fering and rejection accom- pany faithfulness especially when it expresses alternative identities and practices."

Warren Carter

Most compassionate and just God,
give us the courage to march
into the sites of danger
and to struggle with the faith and conviction of Jesus.
Give us hope
for the vindications of our sacrifices.
Give us signs
of your abiding presence of justice and truth.

* All materials come from Out In Scripture, a resource of the Human Rights Campaign.

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