Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Is There Life After the Decision?

Hey everyone,

The “Day of Decision” has come and gone in California but our resolve to gain full equality and equal representation and protection under the law for all people has not faltered.

The California Supreme Court “Justices” (though its sad they seem to know so little about it) compromised their own credibility thoroughly by coming up with a decision guaranteed to cause controversy and much litigation expense for the already bankrupt State for a long time to come. I personally can’t see how they can live with themselves or sleep at night after turning 180 degrees around and sabotaging so completely their amazing ruling of last year where they clearly showed us that they see same-sex marriage as an equal rights issue – one of a majority attempting to deny the rights of a minority. So now they make this once great State even more of a joke to the rest of the Nation and the World – it isn’t like the powers that be have not already robbed our schools of most of the Lottery money that was supposed to revive our ailing schools and totally bankrupt the place in the process, right?

I am not here to argue partisan politics or policies but I do stand for equality – something that transcends politics and religion (or should). I for one have promised myself that I will not go back to sleep now that the damage has been done and I urge all who read this to do the same and find out how to become involved. The Equality Inland Empire Steering Committee (EQIE), of which I am a part, organized a Day of Decision Rally in Rancho Cucamonga, CA – the is where this batch of photos are from. In my estimation at one point we had somewhere around 6-700 people out on all 4 corners of Day Creek and Foothill Blvd (the old route 66). We in the EQIE will continue to work on equality issues even beyond the day when marriage is a guaranteed right for all.

What can you do to help? Well, for starters there are several on-line organizations that need all the help they can get. I have some links in the “living my faith…” section of the right sidebar that are appropriate. and their new Nonviolence for Equality site and/or signing the Dallas Principles are good places to start. Courage Campaign, Equality California (EQCA), NCLR, California Faith for Equality, The HRC and so many other activist organizations have activist resources and training programs too. If you are in the Inland Empire area of Southern California come and join us on the EQIE – we meet every first Thursday of the month, 7 PM at the Redlands United Church of Christ in Redlands CA. (Google it for the address and the map or contact me for more info).

The only way we are ever going to carve out our place in society as equals is by getting up, getting out and being a part of the action. Come out here with me and make a stand. You don’t need to identify with any faith or deny your own faith to come out and stand with us. Abraham Lincoln said:

"Stand with anybody that stands right, stand with him while he is right and part with him when he goes wrong."

And Edmund Burke said: "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good [people] do nothing."

Don’t do nothing!

Hugs and Blessings,
Eva-Genevieve! Scarborough
Advocate for Human/Civil-Rights and Faith without Prejudice
P.S.: 3 Articles in Local Papers about the rally:


  1. You Rock Eva!

    Thank you for extending this to me [us]. Personally, I find it important and interesting to learn more (I admit, even during those times that I think, "I know it all"). Smile!


  2. I love you, Eva! You've come a long, long way in the 10+ years I've known you.

    Is there another rally or something that I could join you in? I think it would be a good learning experience for my kid. Oh heck, it would be a good learning experience for ME. :)

    Remember what they used to tell us: If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything.

    Keep on keepin' on!
    Suzy in CP

  3. Hey Suzy!!
    I will keep you in mind when more stuff comes up. Are you still at the same e-mail address?

    Yupper, these last 10 years have been pretty amazing - the worst and the best days of my life are in this decade - I am glad I got to stick around for the best days of my life. And I am looking forward to even better ones.