Early morning, April 4
Shot rings out in the Memphis sky
Free at last, they took your life
They could not take your pride
In the name of love!
What more in the name of love?
When we all realize that human rights is not a black thing or a gay thing but a human thing then maybe we can move forward. We have come so far because of those that were willing to make a stand, to speak up and to give their lives for what is right. There is still so very far to go.
The dream of a free and equal society does not depend on everyone agreeing with the choices, lifestyles and decisions of others it depends on the respect that all have the right to make those choices and decisions for themselves. It will only be realized when we view each other as true equals and not as a society where some feel they have the right to make decisions for others because they are superior or know best.
My dream is not only that my children will see a world where this equality becomes reality, but where their belief that this is true and possible does not place them in a minority.