I have looked in vain for local TV coverage of this parade, probably the most important NYC event this week. Instead one discovers every kind of trivia. Major channels are rightly focused on Afghanistan and events in Canada.

But there is no justice issue apart from poverty here in NYC that needs to be resolved more than equal treatment of gays and lesbians. Living here we have a host of them as friends and colleagues and judge them as persons as we do all others. As one trained in theology I am all too aware that anti-gay attitudes were promulgated thousands of years ago by ancient Israel distinguishing itself from the gay tolerant cultures of the Hellenes which even encouraged gay relations between soldiers so that they would fight harder to protect each other — so much for our military policies hopefully to be revised soon. Other nations have led the way.

It should be mentioned that many of those marching are not gay, but representing supporting groups. One of my relatives is marching with his girl friend as member of a church group:


Hopefully we will get there as we did with race. It took some time to permit mixed marriages, too — Loving v. Virginia in 1967:


May we can speed up this reform?

“A war is just if there is no alternative, and the resort to arms is legitimate if they represent your last hope.” (Livy cited by Machiavelli)

Ed Kent [blind copies]

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