By the Mama Dragons’ Board of Directors – As mothers and mother figures who fiercely love our own LGBT children, our collective hearts are broken over this latest act of hatred and violence. We mourn with the families of these brave souls who just wanted to live their truth proudly and openly in a world that has a long way to go toward inclusion and unconditional love.
We condemn the rhetoric that leads to such bigotry and vow to continue to fight it with everything we have. Our churches in particular need to be safe havens for all of God’s children. Until the dogmatic doctrines and policies and cultural shunning end, we will continue to lose our LGBT loved ones who wither with each rejection until violence and hatred become commonplace.
We will not sit quietly by and let this happen. We will continue to join our voices, louder than ever, with all those who champion dignity, respect and equality for all.