Where I Stand

Allow me to be abundantly clear,
I will stand for human rights for all humans.
I will stand against theological perspectives that confuse bigotry and exclusion with religious piety.
I will stand for my Jewish and my Muslim and my Hindu and my Sikh and my Jain and my Buddhist and my pagan and my nonreligious friends and family members, and their right to practice or not practice the religion of their choosing.
I will stand against religious claims that otherize or demonize people who believe differently or call upon the divine using a different name.
I will stand for black lives because black lives matter.
I will stand for equality for lgbtqia persons because love is love is love is love.
I will because it is what we must do for one another as humans.
I will because it is what my understanding of Christianity compels me to do.
I will do all of this imperfectly, but I will try. And when I fail, I promise to learn and be better.
This is where I stand.
Just to be abundantly clear.
-bshivers

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