Above: Superman on Diversity, 1949
Confirmed here: http://www.snopes.com/superman-1950-poster-diversity/
I tend not to be shy about expressing myself on my weblogs. Usually I make comments in the context of a particular saint, some passage of scripture, or a theological or ethical principle that comes to mind because of that saint or scripture. This post belongs to a different category–thoughts that simply occupy my mind.
Xenophobia, nativism, racism, and homophobia are sins. They violate the highest principles of ethical monotheism and the ideals of the United States, as well as mere human decency. These four sins are also endemic in human history and current events. Holding up ideals is far easier than living according to them, after all. Fear–not the variety that prevents one from touching a hot stove, but the sort that leads to hatred and flows from misunderstanding–is ever with us. It leads us to deny our fellow human beings the civil rights God has granted them. Even worse, we frequently engage in these sins while justifying them with religion.
May we respect the image of God in each other. May we love one another as we love ourselves. May we eschew bigotry.
KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR
APRIL 18, 2017 COMMON ERA