Friday, April 24, 2009

Obama Condemns Homophobia at Holocaust Remembrance

President Barack Obama spoke at the National Holocaust Museum's Days of Remembrance Thursday in commemoration of the victims of the Holocaust. He highlighted the need for understanding and tolerance, saying hatred "diminishes us all."

"To this day, there are those who insist the Holocaust never happened, who perpetrate every form of intolerance -- racism, anti-Semitism, homophobia, xenophobia, sexism, and more -- hatred that degrades its victim and diminishes us all," he said. "Today and every day we have an opportunity, as well as an obligation, to confront these scourges. To fight the impulse to turn the channel when we see images that disturb us, or wrap ourselves in the false comforts that others' sufferings are not our own…"

Days of Remembrance


The Museum’s national Days of Remembrance ceremony, featuring President Obama and Museum Founding Chairman Elie Wiesel, was webcast live from the US Capitol Rotunda on Thursday, April 23 at 11:00 a.m. EST.

View the archive of the webcast »

View the transcript of the President’s remarks »

The Museum’s 2009 Days of Remembrance theme, Never Again: What You Do Matters, speaks to the essence of our work—to encourage people to reflect upon the power of individuals to create a more just and humane world. Read  more 

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Homophobia and Sexual Politics in Nazi Germany (2002)
Geoffrey J. Giles 
explanation of Hitler’s immediate action taken against gays, when he came to power, accounts of the inhuman treatment of gays. Read more 

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Friday, April 24, 2009

Soulforce and MCC in NYC calling on the Vatican!


Please join us this spring in calling on the Vatican to support the safety and well being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. We are working to gain support from the Roman Catholic Church for the United Nations Declaration on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.

Download the text of the declaration
Read some of the actions and statements of the Roman Catholic Church

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Friday, April 24, 2009

PFLAG Takes Action To Pass HR(1913) The Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009 - Read more 

1 comment:

kitty said...

your courage really moves me, Father. I am Dan from Facebook and I just want to again tell you how much I am thankful that you are there to fight this fight.