Friday, May 27, 2011

Gender Equality is Beyond Sex

Produced by Charlotte Robinson

In this exclusive audio interview Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson host of OUTTAKE VOICES™ talks with Reverend Richard Emmanuel, Founder of The Church, a non-profit organization in East Gloucester, MA, which is dedicated to raising individual and collective consciousness and increasing spiritual awareness. Emmanuel, a visionary and dedicated political activist, has always provided us with a very truthful and honest spin on the Obama administration and the future of our LGBT Civil Rights.
A recent Gallup Poll has shown Americans favor gay marriage by 53%. When asked how can we increase this percentage, get rid of DOMA and pass marriage equality on the federal level, Emmanuel stated, “This is great news about the 53%. It demonstrates that people want the government out of our personal lives. We will not let government take away human rights on any level. Gender equality is a spiritual truth and it is beyond sex. Now the problem is how do we get it to the federal level? We have to get control of our language again. The language is being manipulated. It has been since the creation of language, probably since the creation of visual pictures. It gets you to focus on one subject. When you use the term ‘same-sex marriages’ what do you see? You see either 2 penises going down the aisle or 2 vaginas or whatever but you don’t see a relationship and that’s by design. That’s how the religious right uses the language to pervert the concept. Marriage is not about sex. It’s about relationships and relationships do entail a very important import of physical life which is the quality of sexual relationships but that is only a fraction of what we have to discuss. We have to take the discussion away from the religious right and turn the language back to what it is. It’s about gender. Gender equality, gender process, in the workplace, in the marriage place, in teaching, in all of these levels. We have to be careful how we use our language. Get control of the word and then you have control of how people will view the issue.”

Emmanuel also addressed how the Republicans are trying to delay the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) and ending the “Defense of Marriage Act” (DOMA) by attaching it to the National Defense Authorization Act. Memorial Day is a time to thank all of our gay and lesbian servicemembers who continue to serve our country, especially Bradley Manning the 23 year old gay solider who was arrested a year ago in Iraq on suspicion of having passed restricted material to the website WikiLeaks. Bradley made a decision to tell the truth about himself and released to the world documents that have revealed corruption by world leaders, widespread civilian deaths at the hands of U.S. forces, the true face of Guantanamo and the murder of two employees of Reuters News Agency by American soldiers.
For More Info: TheChurch.org

Watch Emmanuel's GOP Video
"Greed Over People"


Edmour Gagnon said...

As the Founder of gaymaleiam.org, I find it is really important for my organization to continue to focus completely on the issue of one self’s, spiritually, and self healing, as we go through the "coming out" process. This leaves the political issues to other organizations, and so I am unable to comment about your issue, However, I will keep watch to stay informed on your responses for my own personal reasons.

Chuck Arbuckle said...

True "Equality" has no gender...no sex.
I look forward to the time when human consciousness fully recognizes that any limit is self imposed. When self-awareness stands up for itself and says "that is not my choice"...."that is of you." When it can see the power of it's own intent, instead of succumbing to that of the other. When the one's "self love" is so strong that it offers the same to others....when humanity in it's own self-awareness says "Equality is."
It will happen!
We are so blessed with the turmoil of today, the social unrest all over the world; people speaking up, people seeing the corporate, governmental and hierarchal
scams that deny them the security, the freedom of choice, the self respect of their individuality, not recognizing that we are all connected, that we desire a newness of being for all of humanity. Trust me...it will happen! We are becoming more self-aware, self loving because we are seeing who we are and who ..they are. It will happen.
Even the weather points us to draw nearer to our self-awareness and causes us to reflect on the equality of our needs and those to others as well.
This to has set forward the intentional self-awareness required to bring this massive change one foot closer, for in such great turmoil humanities eyes will be open. Again, it will happen.
When we love ourselves enough, when we are self-aware enough, when we see that we are not our brother's keeper...but when we see that we are our brother.