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We Are Not Unicorns: This Is How the World Works

by Abby Zimet

he King Center calls for there to be no shots fired on this day.  This requires all of us to be intentional about abstaining from gun violence, violence in the media, physical violence, and violence in speech. We want to see a total ceasefire in every community, every state, across the United States and around the world. - See more at: http://www.choosenonviolence.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=9#sthash.UHe0KqLx.dpuf

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In honor of today's call from the King Center for a No Shots Fired Day, part of a Choose Non-Violence Campaign meant to include not just guns but fists and words, consider the current uproar over Kordale and Kaleb, two loving Atlanta-area parents raising three cute kids who like to post pictures of their family life together on social media - and who happen to be black and gay. Thanks to a typical-morning-routine picture they recently posted on Instagram, they've been flooded with responses of the usual horrific-to-supportive variety. All they're doing, they say, is trying to teach those who might not know it that "we are people too with kids who love us....Judgment isn't needed, just equality." While King never said much about gay rights, he spoke of deciding always to choose love because "hate is too great a burden to bear.”

"We must learn to learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools....People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don't know each other; they don't know each other because they have not communicated with each other.”