We have a chance to take a giant stride forward for the good of all humanity. We can choose between the future and the past, between reason and ignorance, between true compassion and mere ideology.-Ron Reagan
Ron Reagan's speech on stem cell research at the convention has been one of the highlights of the last few days. Chuck Currie pointed out something which has not figured into this discussion...the role some religious bodies have played in supporting Reagan's cause.
For instance, the United Church of Christ, Unitarian Univeralist Association, and Reform Judaism have spoken out in support of federal funding in this area. Hopefully these religious voices will be heard on this issue.
The Rev. George Wayne Smith, the Episcopal bishop of Missouri has spoken out against a state constitutional amendment which bans gay marriage and he reminds all of us of what really strengthens families.
Spend more time with spouse and family; build networks of support for married people in faith communities and extended families and neighborhoods; dig deeper into the traditions of faith - the disciplines and the feasting alike; practice living openhandedly with one another and in all things, for God's sake.