Wednesday, January 20, 2010

MLK Parade in Downtown Atlanta

Kiernan and I did our annual Marta train ride downtown for the parade. It was almost a two hour wait for the start of the march, but it was great to see fellow seminarians and the Unitarian Universalists turn out for the parade. I was really proud at the number of UUCA youth that also participated in the march.

For the Martin Luther King, Jr. parade in downtown Atlanta we had over thirty participants from UUCA marching with our congregational and Standing on the Side of Love banner. There were some men shouting anti-gay and anti-Jewish rhetoric once they saw our banner and our people marching. We met their hateful shouts with a rousing sing of "Standing on the Side of Love." We lived out our UU values of faith in action and meeting hate with the power of love.

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