#TheDeclaration should not have worked. It’s too long. It had too many drafters. But it did work, and it is working. Why? I believe it’s because the message is the anthem of our era.
We publicly declare that what we hold in common in this confession is threatened by the festering infection of Eurocentric white nationalism and white supremacy.
The word courage or “counter-cultural witness” is typically reserved for those willing to die themselves rather than a term for those using oppressed minority groups as a bullet shield for their own existential anxieties about losing political power in a changing world.
I don’t know if either of my daughters are gay or straight or will want to be in relationships at all. That isn’t the point. What worries me the most is what role they will play in a parable about love.