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“Human progress never rolls in on wheels of inevitability…”

I’ve been reading Martin Luther King’s “Letter From a Birmingham Jail” and this passage resonated with me:

“I have just received a letter from a white brother in Texas. He writes: ‘All Christians know that the colored people will receive equal rights eventually, but it is possible that you are in too great a religious hurry. It has taken Christianity almost two thousand years to accomplish what it has. The teachings of Christ take time to come to earth.’ Such an attitude stems from a tragic misconception of time, from the strangely rational notion that there is something in the very flow of time that will inevitably cure all ills. Actually, time itself is neutral; it can be used either destructively or constructively. More and more I feel that the people of ill will have used time much more effectively than have the people of good will. We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people. Human progress never rolls in on wheels of inevitability; it comes through the tireless efforts of men willing to be co-workers with God, and without this hard work, time itself becomes an ally of the forces of social stagnation. We must use time creatively, in the knowledge that the time is always ripe to do right. Now is the time to make real the promise of democracy and transform our pending national elegy into a creative psalm of brotherhood. Now is the time to lift our national policy from the quicksand of racial injustice to the solid rock of human dignity.”

It’s been three years since the Massachusetts government legalized gay marriage, and in the meantime, we in Colorado have nothing to show for it. Nor is any legislation pending on the state or national levels that can help us. I am tired of the inaction of the government to address the need of its gay citizens.

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Here's what Representative Barney Frank said last Monday (http://www.dailycolonial.com/go.dc?p=3&s=4083):

“I think New York and California will recognize gay marriage in the next four or five years and the other states will follow in the next ten years”

Pretty sure we have a big fat "NO" to show for it since last election ... ... ...

Which is something, really, even if it's not the result we want. The State is talking about it (or was).

The most conservative states (Texas, The Bible Belt) will probably never be okay with gay marriage. The less-so conservative states (like Colorado) probably wont until some of their neighbors start hopping on the bandwagon). Of course, with neighbors like Utah and Kansas, we probably have a lot of waiting to do.

The liberal states are going to have to adopt gay marriage first, one by one, slowly but surely. But really, even though Colorado decided against gay marriage (though not by as large a margin as I expected), progress is being made. 10 years ago, I dont think gay marriage would have gotten half the support needed to appear on the ballot at all.

There will never be a federal amendment to recognize gay marriage. Leaving gay marriage as a state issue is our best bet. Some states will probably never catch on, and that's just an eventuality that homosexuals will have to expect for the near-to-immediate future.

It has taken Christianity almost two thousand years to accomplish what it has.

And how many Blacks, Homos, Women, etc. were MURDERED during those years, because they didn't conform to your interpretation of some stupid book?

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