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gopiscrap

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Gender: Male
Hometown: Frankfurt am Main
Home country: Germany
Current location: Tacoma, Washington
Member since: Sat Jul 18, 2009, 10:55 AM
Number of posts: 19,949

About Me

Ran for US Congress in 1990 from the left. Chairperson of 1989 city advisory initiative calling for 10% reduction in military spending to be divided among deficit reduction and mass transit and social services. Being a miliary town nobody thought we'd get on the balllot let alone win with 64% of the vote. Former chair of peace and justice project for a UMC congregation in Tacoma, Washington.

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CONGRATS LGBTQ friends/brothers/sisters

in 1989 I helped run a city initiative in Tacoma, Washington (not a redneck town) requiring equal protection for lgbt folks and was reviled and ridiculed and the initiative went down. In 2008 through our church a Methodist Reconciling Ministry Network Church, led a protest March against Prop 8. In 2012 the peace and justice project I chaired was a proponent of same sex marriage and we won...and now today!!!! As Martin Luther King Jr. had said: "The arc of the universe tends to bend towards justice" and yes, today it has!!! We have come a long way in 23 and a half years......but as Robert Frost said: "miles to go before I sleep"
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