Day Without a Gay is a nationwide strike and economic boycott by the LGBT community and their straight allies, in support of equal marriage rights for all Americans. The strike will take place on Dec. 10, International Human Rights Day. Instead of going to work or shopping on that day, participants are encouraged to volunteer for their local LGBT or human rights organizations. Here’s the information from the email announcement:
WHY? To raise awareness that LGBT workers, business owners, consumers and taxpayers contribute over $700 billion to the American economy. We are lesbian and gay Americans and we deserve the same rights as all other Americans, including the right to get married.
WHERE? All across the United States.
Strike! Call in gay. That means shut down your business, call in sick, take the day off.
Boycott! Don’t buy anything, spend money or support the economy.
Participate! Give back, fight back or help roll back marriage discrimination. Go to www.daywithoutagay.org to volunteer, petition or protest.
WHY THE NAME “A DAY WITHOUT GAYS”? The name was inspired by the film A DAY WITHOUT A MEXICAN and the nationwide strike in 2006 called A DAY WITHOUT IMMIGRANTS that protested against proposed immigration laws.
WHY STRIKE NOW? One day won’t destroy the economy, but it will raise awareness that we are serious about getting our rights. Also, strikes and boycotts are more effective in an economic downturn because business owners have more to lose.
WHY A STRIKE AND A BOYCOTT? These tactics have been successful in the past, from the Montgomery Bus Boycott to the anti-apartheid boycotts. Their actions often came at a great sacrifice but they were willing to risk everything for their rights.
WHAT IF I WILL GET FIRED? In fact, many states still do not have employment non-discrimination laws for gays and lesbians. If you are in fear of getting fired, go to work, but you can participate in the boycott by not consuming. Pack a lunch!
Visit the Day Without a Gay organizing page on the social networking site WetPaint to find volunteering and activism opportunities in your area.
I could be WAY out in left field here, but how does this align with the twelve scriptures on ‘homosexuality’ and the eight scriptures on ‘deviate’, eight on ‘lesbianism’, one on ‘sodomy’, not to mention the scriptures on disease?
Unless I jumped the gun thinking people actually DO care what God says….
Sad. Very sad.
See my comments under the Oct. 29 post “The Gospel According to GQ”, and the posts under the “GLBT” subject heading in the sidebar, for citations of scriptural interpretations that are gay-friendly.
I am tired of the accusation that there is only one legitimate Biblical position on this issue, and that anyone who disagrees doesn’t care about obeying God’s will. An uncharitable attitude does not lend credibility to your claim to speak for a God of Love.
Lev 20:13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
The bible does NOT contradict itself.
The Bible may not contradict itself, but it does critique itself:
As Fred Craddock once preached, it’s a good thing Joseph went beyond proof-texting Deuteronomy 22, or our Savior would never have been born. Jesus owes his life to the triumph of love over the law…and so do we.
I fail to make a correlation in the above scripture with the gay lifestyle. Of course, they were probably only ‘happy’ at that time. If the critique comment is for me, I know I cannot judge anyone, but I am to be a fruit inspector – as we all are: Mat 12:33 Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit. Luk 6:43 For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
Luk 6:44 For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes.