Sunday, June 23, 2013

Gandhians Great Defenders of the LGBT Community

A little over a year ago, I finished a class on the History of the Civil Rights Movement at university.  In the class, we learned that Baynard Rustin, the organizer of Dr. King's March on Washington, was a very open homosexual when he visited India to meet Mahatma Gandhi, only to realized that Gandhiji had been assassinated a week prior to his arrival.  Rustin was greeted in true Gandhian fashion, with open celebration by Gandhiji's lieutenants.

I am also informed that Gandhiji was followed by a group of transgendered men during his life without rebuke.

So when I asked the Dallas LGBT Commerce Group for its endorsement yesterday, I was a bit surprised to be put off as just another politician, and informed that they do not endorse political candidates.  You see, Gandhians are the moral and intellectual defenders of their world to the outside.

We take the very words of Jesus in his Sermon on the Mount and effectively nullify in context any attacks upon the lesbian gay bisexual and transgender community .  "Judge not" means that we are not to make legal determinations of others, based in specific on the Law of Moses and the Prophets.  Jesus abrogated the Law of Moses and the Prophets, and all the preachers in all the churches pulpits in this previously Christian nation know it, but they do not like to be dragged away from the Law of Moses and the Prophets to acknowledge it, as it is so easy to gossip and judge and condemn with these abrogated laws of old.

The peace Jesus envisioned in his Kingdom is one rooted in not judging.

Gene Chapman,
Tolstoyan-Gandhian Libertarian for Texas Governnor
(Endorsed by Dr. Noam Chomsky)