We should maintain that if an interpretation of any word in any religion leads to disharmony and does not positively further the welfare of the many, then such an interpretation is to be regarded as wrong; that is, against the will of God, or as the working of Satan or Mara.

Buddhadasa Bikkhu, a Thai Buddhist Monk

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

"Families Are Forever"

"Families are Forever" (trailer) is a video produced by the Family Acceptance Project of San Francisco University.  It tells the story of a Mormon family that has had to deal with the fact that a member of the family is gay.  As good Mormons, the parents had been anti-gay, and it came as a shock to their faith to discover their son was what they and their church so strongly rejected.

The trailer link above (and here) is worth the two minutes it takes to watch it.  If you become interested, the project press release and an AP news release provide further details about the video and the family.  When love wins out over prejudice and ideology, we sense the quiet Presence of the Holy Spirit gently, firmly working toward the Kingdom.  Amen.