"No one deserves compassion and kindness…. You get with the program not because it is justified but because it is simply the nature of existence."
Prop. 8 backlash has led the Latter Day Saints to soften their treatment of LGBT church members.
Keep speaking out. Keep spreading information.
"As long as you hate, there will be people to hate."
“The goal is not to do business with everybody who needs what you have. The goal is to do business with people who believe what you believe.
“Here’s the best part. None of this is my opinion. This is grounded in human biology. Not psychology. Biology.”
"The first argument I hear about tattoos is that they look ugly when you get old and skin gets saggy. But lets be honest, if you are still caught up in identifying with a beautiful physical appearance at that age, you have bigger problems than some ink on your flesh."
"I’ve told the kids in the ghettos that violence won’t solve their problems, but then they ask me, and rightly so; “Why does the government use massive doses of violence to bring about the change it wants in the world?” After this I knew that I could no longer speak against the violence in the ghettos without also speaking against the violence of my government"
Every day at least one person learns how to treat another person a little bit better, and they pass that knowledge to the next generation. Over the centuries, things have done nothing but get better and safer and easier for most of the human race.
There is nothing to despair about as long as you are a part of that progress. What makes you sad and angry when you see it in other people? What makes you scared, absolutely pale in horror when you think about it? Find that thing within yourself and then heal it. Be the person you want everyone else to become. You cannot change or control other people, only yourself.
That is the only way we get better: by seeing your shining example and basking in your light and warmth.