Yesterday we stood and held hands outside our state Capitol, and we sang:
Standing on the side of love,
arms linked together,
our hearts beat as one.
Emboldened by faith
we dare to proclaim
We are standing on the side of love.
We canceled our regular Religious Education classes so that all our families could come out for our public witness, supporting full equal rights under the law for GLBT families and couples.
Did all of the kids understand what this meant? Did they understand the details of the laws we were talking about? No.
When the minister asked who had ever loved someone, and then asked them to imagine what they want for people they love, and then asked them to imagine extending those same things - that same love - to everyone, they understood that.