Sunday, November 9, 2008

A Poem of Obvious Political Import

I, too, sing America.

I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.

Tomorrow,
I'll be at the table
When company comes.
Nobody'll dare
Say to me,
"Eat in the kitchen,"
Then.

Besides,
They'll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed--
I, too, am America.

- - Langston Hughes

Shame on the Mormon Church.

5 comments:

Raquel said...

http://forgivenessfor8.blogspot.com/

check it out.

xo,
quel

p.s. i had to leave town this weekend 'cause i'm so mad about the stinky 8. unfortunately i missed the huge protest at temple square.

djinn said...

I think it's a good, but ultimately toothless idea, the forgiveness for 8. I don't think anyone cares that individual Mormons may feel bad; what matters is what individual Mormons DO. Or People, for that matter. I, too, am furious.

Steve M. said...

I don't think anyone cares that individual Mormons may feel bad; what matters is what individual Mormons DO

As a Mormon who opposed Prop 8, I wholeheartedly agree. And as I indicated in my letter at Seeking Forgiveness, I will fight with the LGBT community for equal rights. This is a time for action.

djinn said...

I am thrilled to learn that five bills will be introduced in the upcoming legislative section to allow certain same-sex benefits. One for each of the benefits that the Mormon church said they were OK with. I think this is wonderful.

djinn said...

Steve, what a beautiful letter!