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Loving Day and Pride

The world is opening up again and we're welcoming back the Pride Parade and the Evelyn Davidson Water Table at First Presbyterian Church. We've been serving water to thirsty marchers since I don't remember exactly but a long time. It's the best way to see the parade.

Lately there's been a debate over who gets to march. Nobody asked me but this is what I have to say. Twenty-five years ago it took courage for a police officer to come out and I was deeply moved to see a group of officers marching under a Pride Banner. I'm sorry that that won't happen this year.

Rodney King said, "Can't we all just get along?"

Andy Warhol said, "I want everybody to like everybody."

Does that sound silly? Inane? It's certainly aspirational--

This month we celebrate Loving Day, the anniversary ofLoving v. Virginia, the aptly named 1967 Supreme Court decision that vacated the two 1-year sentences of Richard Loving and Mildred Jeter Loving who each pled guilty to a law criminalizing marriage between persons of different races, on the grounds that the Virginia statutory scheme violated the equal protectio

June 10, 2021

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