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5 comments | Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Hey Guys! I've reposted one of my first video blogs for abovethelife.com for you to view. Some of you may have already seen this video, but I felt a need to repost it after the recent homophobic attacks on our community. In this video I talk about the importance of living life authentically.

I attended a wonderful discussion on the effects of homophobia last night and I've sat in front of my computer for the past 45 minutes attempting to convey my experience through words with no luck.

I do have quite a lot to say on the subject and I'm sure I will by this time next week. I will be speaking with John Amaechi in a few days and posting a new video blog dealing with this issue.

I want to share with you a few quotes that really hit home for me during the panel discussion, hopefully they will mean something to you as well.

"Don't allow people to steal your light, because your light will illuminate their darkness"- Anonymous

"I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood". -Audre Lorde

"Your silence will not protect you". - Audre Lorde



<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

What measure do you use to justify you live your life authentically?

What is considered authentic and what is considered not authentic?

What can you provide to justify to others that you are authentic to the term of how your life SHOULD be?

February 22, 2007 10:15 AM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Captain...excuse me Randy, I think I should address you by your real name now that we've had the opportunity to speak over the phone a few times.

I will not answer you questions because honestly that video was not created for you. You've made it very clear that you are struggling with living life authentically. No matter how you try to surpress your homosexual feelings, at the end of the day you are still a gay man.

My video was for the person who feels less than because of who he is, the person who can't seem to reconcile their sexuality with their faith, the person who is afraid to live their life honestly because of homophobia.

Wait...the more I think about it the more it seems my video was created for you.

February 22, 2007 10:55 AM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

I really prefer to be address as Captain, it is proper respect. However, as you may know, I don't mind the discussion because your post and my questions are valid and worthy of consideration. These are questions that really research the inner most sacred alters we have constructed to perpetuate our thoughts and governances to unfounded beliefs.

So, I have another question, which you have just inspired.

Which one has more precedence, your faith or your sexuality?

February 22, 2007 2:31 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...


February 26, 2007 3:37 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Hey there! I had a chance to view your page and really love it! Its so wonderful to see such passion! I attended the panel discussion as well. I am the one you quoted as "anonymous". My name is Lonnell Williams and I am glad we had such a positive exchange that evening. Keep up the outstanding work! Stand in your light!!!!!!!!

February 26, 2007 8:43 PM


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