Sunday, October 21, 2012

Bravo, Phil Snider!

Phil Snider gives one of the best rebuttals to the anti-equality folks I've ever heard -- but you have to listen to the whole thing ... trust me on this one!

Then take a minute and go read the blog he just posted in response to the "gone viral" thing ... it's called "About the Springfield City Council Speech" and it starts out:
The last few hours have been a bit of a whirlwind for me, to say the least. I’m really heartened by all of the emails, Facebook messages, and kind words that I’ve received over the last 24 hours. As I read each one, I don’t see them simply as messages that seek to affirm a particular talk I gave on a particular night in Springfield, MO (as grateful as I am for such affirmations), but rather, I view them as a reflection of the thousands — indeed, the millions — of people who, on a daily basis, are journeying together because we believe that our world can be a better place, a fairer place, a more beautiful place — for all people and not just for some — and we won’t stop calling for a more beautiful world to be born. I’m also grateful for all of the people who have come before us — many whose names history won’t recall — who have allowed us to be where we are now, on whose shoulders we stand. These folks may not be famous — more times than not they are friends or family members who have bravely told their story, often in the face of major consequences. They are the ones who have brought us to this place, and we carry their stories with us as we try to build a a more just world.
Can I get an "AMEN!"????


uffda51 said...

A very big AMEN!!!

Mel said...