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"…people like Jesus and Paul were not executed for saying, “Love one another.” They were killed because their understanding of love meant more than being compassionate towards individuals, although it did include that. It also meant standing against the domination systems that rule their world, and collaborating with the Spirit in the creation of a new way of life that stood in contrast to the normalcy of the wisdom of this world. Love and justice go together. Justice without love can be brutal and love without justice can be banal. Love is the heart of justice and justice is the social form of love."

Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan, The First Paul: Reclaiming the Radical Visionary Behind the Church’s Conservative Icon p.205 (via scottxstephens)

Yes.

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Or as Cornel West says, “Justice is what love looks like in public.”

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Don’t ever pretend that “just be nice to each other” is the message of Christianity, because that is not a message worth killing (or dying) for.

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James Baldwin

James Baldwin

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so-treu:

mermaidsofcolor:

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im starting to feel like La Sirene is here to stay (in my life)

Yes.

so-treu:

mermaidsofcolor:

by Renee Nault on tumblr

im starting to feel like La Sirene is here to stay (in my life)

Yes.

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"Existentialism isn’t so atheistic that it wears itself out showing that God doesn’t exist. Rather, it declares that even if God did exist, that would change nothing."

Fyodor Dostoyevsky (via cosmic-rebirth)

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markiplier:

Formation of Thought

markiplier:

Formation of Thought

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stuffimgoingtohellfor:

sogaysoalive:

Maryland has come up trumps as 18th state to ban discrimination against transgender people. Congrats! Let’s make this worldwide!

"This is an important group of people today who frankly we left out 11 years ago." 

stuffimgoingtohellfor:

sogaysoalive:

Maryland has come up trumps as 18th state to ban discrimination against transgender people. Congrats! Let’s make this worldwide!

"This is an important group of people today who frankly we left out 11 years ago." 

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"Don’t let your white friends get you in trouble"

— African American Proverb: Black Parent Edition (via blackproverbs)

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sonofbaldwin:

What the United States, Russia, Nigeria, Cameroon, and Uganda have in common is that *technically*, it’s illegal to murder queer people.

Socially and spiritually, however, are other matters entirely.

People always talk their right to take a stand against queer people’s “lifestyle,” that hate speech is protected by the First Amendment, that “disapproving” of the existence of queer people is not, in and of itself, hate speech at all, but merely freedom of choice and freedom of religion.

They never want to take responsibility for the kind of hostile atmosphere those freedoms generate. They don’t claim ownership of the social “normalities” their “rational” or “religious” dogma creates.

They want to be able to whip people into a rabid moral frenzy, indoctrinate them into believing that queer people are “unnatural,” “a threat to civil society,” or “the enemies of God and all things that are good,” but stop short at implicating themselves whenever a successfully trained convert accomplishes the unspeakable.

Plausible deniability: “I never told anyone to murder anyone else. I just said that queers are sub-human/demon-spawn that are destroying our society/God says to stone to death. I can’t be held responsible for what anyone else does with that information.”

Every genocide begins with the rhetorical insistence upon the dehumanization of one group by another (for all sorts of “reasons”) and denial of any culpability for what the rhetoric incites.

But that the dehumanization rhetoric is designed to incite violence against those being dehumanized is an indisputable fact. The strategy is that the orators are trying to get as little blood on their hands as possible by ensuring that someone else is acting on their orders.

This was senseless, but don’t think for a moment that it wasn’t strategic. While it probably wasn’t organized, per se, don’t think for a moment that isn’t part of the larger American social war against queer people.

Anyone who has ever given voice to queerantagonism is implicated right alongside the human being who was actually able to shut off their heart and remove their spirit long enough to carry out the gruesome act.

Rest in peace, Britney Cosby and Crystal Jackson.

Ashe.

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"Eggplant is an Indian crop, so [Monsanto does] genetic engineering of eggplant. They could have chosen 500 vegetables. Why don’t they choose potatoes for India? Why eggplant? Because it is native to India and we have 4,500 varieties. Why do they want to plant – by bullying – on six million acres – GM corn in Mexico? Because corn is the sacred crop of Mexico and the Andes. So basically, while the justification is, “We are doing science,” the reality is they are unleashing a war against our sacred cultures."

Vandana Shiva on GMO issues, University of Hawai’i, Jan 2013 (via lgbtbahai)

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blackfeminismlives:

This Quaker Chapel is about to get full of the June Jordan holy ghost!!! #brooklynfriends #blackfeministbreathingtour #someofusdidnotdie

blackfeminismlives:

This Quaker Chapel is about to get full of the June Jordan holy ghost!!! #brooklynfriends #blackfeministbreathingtour #someofusdidnotdie