Many Unitarian Universalists had a pretty bad day on November 8, and if that includes you, our hearts go out to you as you work through your grief and pain. Please know that your church is here for you. Use it as a base to organize, to grieve, to strategize, to receive comfort. Know that your church is going to keep fighting for justice and equality and kindness and fairness; we will continue to support women, minorities, immigrants, refugees, and people of any gender and sexual identification; we will work to protect our environment and promote peace in our world.
Actor and radio host John Fugelsang wrote, “Jesus was a radical, nonviolent revolutionary who hung around with lepers, hookers and crooks; wasn’t American and never spoke English; was anti-wealth, anti-death penalty, anti-public prayer; but was never anti-gay, never mentioned birth control, never called the poor lazy, never justified torture, never fought for tax cuts for the wealthiest Nazarenes, never asked a leper for a copay; was a long-haired, brown-skinned, homeless, community organizing, anti-slut-shaming Middle Eastern Jew.”
May we all be so radical.