Thursday, July 24, 2008


* Today is July 24;
* There are 24 hours to the day;
* 24 is equal to 12 x 2;
* "24" is the name of a television show, starring Kiefer Sutherland as "Jack Brauer" that gave our intelligence community "ideas" about torturing;

* There are 24 countries in this world who accept LGBTQ people as part of their military service. Twenty four; 2-4; 12 +12=24. And those countries include people with big and small military services, e.g., Britain, Israel, Spain, France, etc.

And each of those countries had their "doubters as to if this is going to work." But it did. Hands down. No kidding. Of course, there is always the one outstanding homophobic heterosexual who makes a lot of noise. Lots of noise. Lots.


On the Diane Rehm show on NPR this morning they were discussing the politics of Don't Ask Don't Tell (DADT), after there was a congressional hearing about the issue the other day (this happened in a Democratic controlled congress). People standing up and telling their stories because there is something, oh, sexy about living truthfully connected with living freely.


If only the Church could now look and see what is happening in 24 countries' military services and understand "all will be well."




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