Kevin And Don Respond To Being Self Loathing

Looking back at their journey from the Stonewall Democratic Club to Log Cabin Republicans, they claim it was one that was actually started by the democrats. After being told that marriage as not a priority on the agenda in 1995, they became disillusioned with the DEMS. For a decade they felt like they did not belong until they met the republicans of the Log Cabin Republican Club and discovered they too shared a dream of marriage equality. This blog is now a digital time capsule of their time as Republicans and moderated by a friend and supporter.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Live Your Life

These wise words are from Andrew Sullivan's blog.

I was in the audience at the taping of the recent Bill Maher show that ran on HBO (October 27, 2006). Mr. Sullivan showed his frustration and disappointment with the GOP tactics of smear campaigns and sensationalist journalism around the country. I could not agree more. Living life as an openly gay male has been an education. Liberating, and many times uncomfortable, depending on how far I ventured from the cocoon. That which is safe can either be nurturing or disfunctional.

The Bill Maher broadcast also included Ariana Huffington, who spoke about being fearless in the face of fear. This is something we all need to practice in our daily lives. If we don't take action and sit still, avoiding confrontation, we are doomed.

The Republican party image has morphed into a face that is disfigured and paranoid. We need a leadership that is fearless, competent, humane, forward thinking and healthy. The radical right wing conservatives have overstayed their welcome. They need to get on board and learn to work with people like the Log Cabin because I for one intend on staying, regardless of how uncomfortable the journey. Freedom and equality do not come to the passive.

Let's send a message and speak the truth with no remorse when we vote and converse with one another. It is our planet. Our life. Be there. For yourself. For the ones you love. Just be there. We need you to do what's right.