Neuro-of the brain Diversity-the state or fact of being diverse;difference, unlikeness
I am a Lesbian and an Ordained Madonna Minister. I am Gay, and I am also an advocate for the Neurodiverse- for adults and children who do not think like you! Whatever that difference is, I stand by the Basic Human Right for every man, woman and child to be exactly who we are-whatever that looks like!
Teen suicide is a an epidemic! There are those who still hold to an old lie that Difference=Pathology. Teen suicide is a pox on all of us! We are not paying attention to what and who our children really are and we are not Loving them as God Loves us!
There are those who are so entrenched in their egos that they can’t see past the end of their noses as they make pronouncements against others while their own lives are falling apart. I have YET-YET to see ONE single Outspoken republican or judgmental member of the religious right (which is neither)who isn’t either gay themselves, is carrying on an illicit affaire, has a child out of wedlock, a child who is ALSO gay, or some other very human circumstance that they feel they are not beholden to because of who they are! Gay Rights is a HUMAN RIGHTS issue-plain and simple! The fact that the US is still having to learn about Human Rights while slamming other countries is a true abomination!
We are losing children by the droves because they are aware that in their circumstances, they are not safe to come out! Coming out is the basic expression of who one is! A child who knows they are Neurodiverse,a Different Thinker, a person whose orientation is not that of their immediate family,should NOT have to feel endangered by the fact of their existence! I am an Ordained Minister, and I am sick to death of religious people of ALL different faiths playing the God or Jesus card to justify fear and judgement! That fear and judgement is causing the unnecessary loss of Human Life! There is NOTHING Godly or Christ-like about condemning a child to death because they choose to Love differently from others!
The God, the Christ, and the Angels that I know and have Faith in, do not operate on such a petty level! the Christ I know, the God I know values all of His/Her/Their children!
To want the death of a child, or to encourage your children by your condemning attitudes to bully those who are different from you IS AN ACT OF EVIL!
I applaud those who Blog, protest, write letters, volunteer at Teen Shelters, take calls at the Teen Suicide Hotlines and for speaking the Truth!
The Time is Here for all of us to stand in defense of ALL children who are Different! The only reason bullying exists is because the very parents who are blaming the parents of the Neurodiverse ARE THE PROBLEM!
It is time for All Good People of Faith to Stand Up for the Rights of All Children-Gay or Straight! Gay Rights are Human Rights-pure and simple!
Light and Love to All of God’s Children-Gay and Straight !
Heather M. McCrae, MM MEd