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Countering Hate with Power in Tennessee

I could go on and on about how this sucks. And, even though I’ve written and called and voted and protested and on and on, I still woke up this morning feeling powerless… and frankly, stunned that in America in 2011 human beings are doing what these human beings are doing today. We, human beings, are so much better than this. We are capable of so much more.

Feeling powerless is not something I’m willing to do anymore. We have to counter this hate with POWER and I say screw the Don’t Say Gay Bill and your Amendment 1 and your Businesses Can’t Afford Equality legislation, we must find a way to be at peace with who we are, with or without this legislation.

The way I see it, at least in this moment, EQUALITY can be achieve in two ways:
1. Those trying to oppress LGBT Americans can stop trying.
2. Those who are being targeted can be empowered.

Clearly, option 1 is a ball not in my court, but option 2 is my life’s work.

One on one coaching. Workshops. Speeches. Retreats. Classes. I am here and will do WHATEVER NEEDS TO BE done to empower LGBT citizens in Tennessee (or beyond). At a time when our federal, state, and local governments continue to perpetuate hate against us… we have to find freedom within ourselves, and that I can do. We all can.

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Christy Diane Farr

Christy Diane Farr is a catalyst. If that sounds like something you want more of in your life, visit 'The Greenhouse' at and join the Wildflower Evolution on Facebook.


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6:40PM PDT on Mar 14, 2013

Hate is NOT a family value.

9:44PM PDT on Jun 3, 2012


2:02AM PDT on Oct 15, 2011

Thanks for the article.

11:39AM PDT on Jun 9, 2011

Jesus loves his gay children .. Jesus loves all his children. If you do not believe me look at the fruits of saying Jesus does not love his gay children.. Gay children kill themselves six times more than other children.. that is an ugly evil result of preaching hatred.

2:34PM PDT on Jun 7, 2011

Imagine how much better the world could be without so much hate in it. Now that is a world i want to live in.

6:25PM PDT on May 25, 2011

It is sad (and does "suck") that our society has not reached acceptance of all the differences in the world. As a Christian, I believe it is not for me to judge another person; I leave the judging up to God. Even when I don't agree with another person's opinions, beliefs, actions, etc. doesn't mean I'm incapable of accepting the differences between us. Nor do my differing opinions give me the right to judge. Keep up the good work! There are many LGBT's out there who can't speak up; I'm glad you are providing a voice, not only for yourself but for others, too. God bless!

1:42PM PDT on May 25, 2011

It sucks but it IS changing. It feels like it's taking such a long time and that it's one step forward and two steps back. But it is changing. Keep doing what you're doing. So many people want what you want. It's better now than it was ten years ago and it will be better ten years from now than it is today. Because people like you keep pushing for equality and we won't stop until there is equality for all.

9:09AM PDT on May 24, 2011

I have sympathy for the homosexuals. I was accused by a psychiatrist who should have known better of being a lesbian because I did not have a boy friend. I didn't have a girl friend either. I believe having neither a boy friend nor a girl friend makes you ASEXUAL rather than homosexual.

6:20AM PDT on May 24, 2011

Come to Canada where the mosaic (and not the "melting pot") is embraced. Also where Elton and his husband were married.

12:23PM PDT on May 23, 2011

I am not gay but agree with the article of "hate" --Hate against gays is the same as hate against abortion or any other action that is a judgment not consistent with logic.

I say to the religious right that if you REALLY want smaller governemnt - keep government OUT OF A WOMAN'S uterus and out of anyone's sexual orientation and OUT of any decision made about a PERSON so long as it does NOT affect YOU.

For example, if I hated people who went to church -- I'd be in the same class of haters as the religious evangelical right (i.e. TParty-GOP) even though their going to chuch has no affect on me.

Maybe you can understand that being GAY or a JEW etc does NOT affect YOU. As for abortion pro-lifers: Here's my message: If you are against abortions then also make sure those who impregnate a woman (who decides an abortion is correct) is snipped to prevent further pregnancies.

As for a rape victim who wants an abortion -- not only should abortion be valid but the rapist should be castrated or forced to have a vascectomy.

Finally, if more women were in government -- we would not have to fight for woman's rights STILL in 2011.

And this is my opinion

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