|Rainbow flag. Symbol of gay pride. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
The evangelical fundamentalist Christian majority that controls our state is not going to give up power without a fight. They did not do so during the Civil Rights era of the 1960s, and they are not going to do so now. They will continue to fight marriage equality, and they will continue to fight secularism. Mississippi is going to remain a hostile environment for LGBT persons and atheists for some time. And yet, on days like today, we get a glimpse of what is possible.
I know some Mississippians will look at today's news and feel bitter because equality will not be coming here anytime soon. I can certainly see why they would feel that way. And yet, I choose to be inspired by today's events and to remind myself that the times really are starting to change. Who knows what the next 10 years could bring?
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