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Bishop Gene Robinson on discrimination from God Believes in Love

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“It is difficult for a majority to see, let alone sympathize with, a practice that discriminates against a minority. It’s not unlike trying to get a fish to understand the concept of water! It is simply the medium in which the fish resides, requiring no cognition of the water that supports it. Discrimination–not just individual, but systemic–is the “water” in which the majority swims, and unless something happens to bring that discrimination into the view and consciousness of the majority, nothing will change, because the majority hardly, if ever, notices it.”

~Bishop Gene Robinson, from God Believes in Love

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4 the World identifies and collaborates with communities across the globe to empower them to identify and solve the most pressing needs of their communities within the areas of health and education. By partnering with the communities in these areas, we provide critical support and capacity-building initiatives to ensure these communities are capable of continuing to grow and thrive in the future.

One thought on “Bishop Gene Robinson on discrimination from God Believes in Love

  1. Like a rattle in a car that we know someday must be fixed, in our procrastination and rational that it really is not that important, we forgot how easily and less costly it would be if we fixed it now rather than later when the cost seems to overwhelm us. We are as the saying goes “Penny wise and pound foolish” when it comes to ignoring minorities.

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