LGBT Rights

Equal rights are an imperative.

It’s the bedrock of all classes,

Peoples, creeds, and national origins

So LGBT rights are no different

The Equality Act, a bill in the United States

Would prohibit discrimination against LGBT,

Women and minorities

It campions sexual orientation and gender identity.

LGBT would have equal rights

In employment, housing, public accommodations,

Public education, federal funding, credit, and the jury system

But in 2020, 29 states haven’t outlawed

Anti-discrimination laws about LGBT

It’s time for that to change

The House of Representative in a bi-partisan vote

Has sent this bill to the U.S. Senate

Where it stalled and not acted on

This Equality Act was intended

To prevent discrimination against LGBT

Let the provisions of this legislation become law.

“Universal Judge, help the new Biden administration to pass this federal Civil Rights law.  Give the legislators the will to see this bill become the law to end discrimination against LGBT.”

Amen  

Seniors’ Coffee Hour

What’s it like to have a cup of coffee?

What does a coffee hour mean to seniors?

And where do they gather?

Seniors meet around the country

At their favorite coffee shops

You can find them any morning

At McDonald’s, Hardee’s, or Wendy’s

At these joints they come

To socialize with their friends

Many of these older folks

Talk about their families and friends

Often they discuss politics

And in the group are liberals and conservatives

So at times the exchanges become heated

Others that isn’t politically inclined

Tell folks about their hobbies

Their love of America is on display

And are clear by the way they dress

Some wear clothing of years of service

In the military of the United States

While others don the clothing,

Caps, jerseys, and pullovers

Of the universities they have attended

“Loving Creator, be with seniors as they socialize in coffee shops throughout America.  Help them as they bond and share their experiences with each other.”

Amen 

Power of Example

Society needs good leaders

That will seek not to divide

But to do everything to unify

They should restore the soul of America

Leaders should be the backbone of their nation

And make their country respected

Not only by its citizenry, but by people around the world

To accomplish these ends

There should be a coalition that’s diverse

Progressives, moderates, and conservatives

Would all be part of this mix

Young and old, women and men,

Gay, straight, and LGBTQ,

Latinos, Blacks, Asians, and Native Americans

Will all be welcomed under this tent

Americans ought to build on its values

There should be inclusivity, justice and fair play

All forces should be marshalled to inspire

Goals of hope, decency, and excellence

These are all tenets of a healthy nation

May its people live to see these realities come to pass!

“Omniscient Provider, you have blessed our nation with many gifts.  Help those in government and their various constituents embrace what best for America.”

Amen

Misinformation is Dangerous

News organizations that peddle misinformation undermine our democracy.

There’s no place for such news in America.

America has a history of news presentation being objective.

But now the society is polarized by agents that focus on divisiveness.

Fox News, Breitbart News, Newsmax, and One America News Network (OANN)

Are known to present their audiences with news of disinformation

Why can’t news outfits present information that’s fair and credible?

Some may argue that it’s the ratings that matter most to these peddlers of untruths.

But it’s the quest of gaining a foothold in the marketplace that’s their life’s blood.

In the American society elite and liberal organs are known for their readership.

These include The New York Times and the Washington Post.

But the Wall Street Journal is in the top tier and is conservative.

Yet these newspapers have standards that measure up to the ethics of good journalism.

These are credible sources of news that have endured as journalism best for years.

Still disinformation has been rampant with the Trump administration.

It has undermined the news, put science in a defensive posture, and impact climate change.

Polls show some 75 percent of Republican voters believe the 2020 election results to be false.

Pro-Trump media continue to peddle this truth although the elections were most credible.

This division has far reaching implications for they will undermine America’s democracy.

“Almighty God, help the people of this nation to separate truth from untruths.  Let them hold close to the tenets that the truth will set them free.”

Amen