Speaking Out

For those who have told me that none of this is my business because I’m not black, and to just stay out of it, I want to remind you of something.

This could just as easily be translated to say…

First they came for gay people
But I did not speak out because I was not gay.
Then they came for the black people
But I did not speak out because I was not black.
Then they came for the Atheists
But I did not speak out because I was…

Wait, I am an Atheist.

And I will speak out.

And I will speak out on behalf of gay people and the LGBTQ community

And I will speak out on behalf of black people and brown people and Asian people, and Hispanic people and African Americans and Native Americans and all marginalized groups who are perceived as being different and not good enough. Including women, and older people and disabled people and fat people.

I’m sorry if that bothers you.

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Cindi Dean Wafstet

Writer, reader, teacher, student… Daughter, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Widow Resident of Washington State https://moondancepages.com/