FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:


Is it possible to have both a Gay Pride Week, and a Pride of Humanity Month, two different celebrations at two different times that would not conflict, compete or stand in opposition to one another?  Has anything like this ever been done before?


In 1908, a Miss Anna Jarvis of West Virginia started Mother’s Day to honor her mother and mothers throughout the world.  One year later, in 1909, after hearing an inspiring Mother’s Day sermon from her pastor, Ms Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Washington said that she wanted to honor her father in the same way that Ms Jarvis honored her mother.  Ms Dodd’s father was a single parent dad who successfully raised six children.  One year later, on June 19, 1910, America celebrated its first Father’s Day.  It was never the intent of Ms Dodd to compete with Mother’s Day it was just to honor those fathers who were also deserving of such recognition.  These two celebrations did not compete or conflict with each other they complimented one another by honoring both deserving mothers and deserving fathers.


It is in this is the same spirit that we offer Pride of Humanity Month - April  2017


The Beauty of Diversity in Faith and Religion


Seeing Jewish men wearing their skull caps (Yarmulka), Muslim women wearing their head scarfs and burqa(s), East Indian men wearing their turbans and Christians wearing their crosses, is one of the most beautiful expressions of  diversity  in faith.

 

A.  Christians express their beauty during their celebration of Christmas and Easter. 

 

B.  The Jewish community expresses their beauty during their celebration of Passover and Yom Kippur

 

C.  And the Muslims, like the Christians and the Jews express their beauty during their celebration of  Ramadam and their pilgrimage to Mecca.  

 

Other faiths and religions also have expressions of beauty as well.  We encourage them all to participate in the Pride of Humanity Month.



Biblical References of Loving, Caring, & Serving


God's Love for Us, Even Though Behavior is Unacceptable


St. John 3:16 –  God so loved everyone in the world – that He gave…

Matthew 5:45 – …God rains on the just as well as the unjust…

Romans 5:8 – While we were yet sinners Christ died for us…


No One Is Perfect


Romans 3:10 – There is none righteous, no not one

Romans 3:23 - All have sinned (unacceptable behavior) and fallin short…

Eccl. 7:20 -  There is not a just man that doeth good and sinneth not…

II Chron. 6:36 – There is no man that sinneth not……

Psalms 78:38-39 – He forgave them had compassion on them


Loving One Another Even Though Behavior is Unacceptable


Galatians 6:10 – As we have the opportunity do good unto all men

Lev. 18:18 - Love your neighbors (Galatians 5:14, Mark 12:31, James 2:8)

Galatians 5:13 – In love, serve one another

Ephesians 4:32 – Be kind to one another

I John 3:20 - Men cannot say they love God and hate their brothers –they  are a liar.  How can you love a God whom you have not seen and hate those you see everyday?


Judged by God – Not by Man


James 2: 9 - When you have “respect of person,” ye commit sin….

Romans 14:10-12  - Judged by God for our behavior, not by man 

I Corth. 5:10 – God’s Judgment for our lifestyle on earth

Rev. 20:13-15 -  The price and consequences of unacceptable behavior