Hello there -- Theo, CR's administrative assistant, here! Mel White, Executive Director of Soulforce, has written his version (or perversion, depending on your choice of terms) of "Twas the Night Before Christmas." There are still too many within the ranks of professing Christians who fail to realize what this organization is doing and what its strategy is for the future. That strategy also includes the General Conference of the United Methodist Church meeting in Pittsburgh PA in spring of 2004!
from the People of Soulforce
A Seasonal Parody by Mel White, Executive Director
TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Öand all through the nation
fundamentalists joined in glad celebration.
Jerry was jumping. Pat was outspoken.
Jim had the airwaves virtually smoking.
Bishops were chanting. Baptists were singing.
High Church and Low Church their voices were ringing.
ĎIf gays get the rights the rest of us do,
marriage is doomed, the family is too.í
Their warnings were false and their threats outrageous
but lies like a virus are terribly contagious.
Now theyíd amend the Law of the Land
to support and enforce their antigay stand.
This isnít about Lesbians, Gays, Tís or Biís.
This isnít about sex, creed, or color of eyes.
Our freedoms are threatened. Our rights are at stake.
To do nothing at allĎs mistake we canít make.
We canít let them do it. We canít just stand by
while the nationís deceived by their antigay lie.
If we donít confront them. If we sit and wait
weíll wake up one morning and find it too late.
So take up the banner. Join in the fight.
Awaken your neighbors on left and on right.
Give time and give money. Write letters and call
politicians and pastors, please, contact them all.
Buy presents for children. Eat, drink and be merry.
But donít let your guard down, be wise and be wary.
For if youíre a hetero, bi, T or gay
youíll work for your rights or see them taken away.
The tools of nonviolence are ready and waiting.
Do justice with Soulforce. Let love stop the hating.
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Soulforce, PO Box 3195, Lynchburg, VA. 24503
www.soulforce.org firstname.lastname@example.org 877-705-6393
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Thank you! Happy Holidays to you and your family!