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LETTER Let's walk together
2019-01-16

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To the editor:

The Chicago mayoral election on Feb. 26 might provide the LGBTQA community with another point of evolution in compassion for our neighbors who live and die in poverty and useless violence. We must never allow ourselves to forget that everyone has a right to dignity.

It is my hope that the mayoral forum on Jan. 19 at the Second Presbyterian Church will not allow this marginalized population to be forgotten. People of faith must support this forum with their presence and beliefs.

We must not allow this political forum to sink to the level of personal animus and cynical alliances; but rather as a springboard to promote socioeconomic rights for all of God's people in our city. Nor should we allow this forum to be usurped by inappropriate behavior.

People of faith have an opportunity to speak to the primacy of love in this forum, and they should not be intimidated by bulling and fear. All should be respected and listened to whether you agree or disagree with their opinions. We need to rethink the relationship between prayer and action. Lets walk together in the hope of new beginnings for the City of Chicago.

The organizations pulling this forum together are doing a tremendous service for our community, and the Rainbow Sash Movement encourages the community to support this event, and thanks those who are working tirelessly to bring it into being.

Joe Murray

Executive Director

Rainbow Sash Movement

( LGBTQA Roman Catholics )


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