"We need to talk."

By Richard McKusic, Sr. | Nov 04, 2017

Communication is vital to understanding. We are fortunate to have many local opportunities for mutual support. Yet we need more; especially for our young people. They need to know  if they have chosen a lifestyle that may be different than most that they will still be accepted and treated with respect; not ostracized.

As we have seen, it can make the difference between life and death.  Last November attended the funeral of a friend and his wife brutally murdered by their son. My friend was an ordained pastor, an avid motorcycle club member, an outdoorsman and hunter. What some would call 'a man's man'.  His son considered himself transgender and  concerned that his mother was about to inform his  dad.   

"What will people think?" way too often is our first thought when it hits our family. Am no different than you. When making the decision to regularly wear a rainbow pin in support of LGBTQ  community it wasn't easy.

It is through getting to know one another we see the sameness far outweighs the differences. It is for that reason would like to see some millennial step forward and tackle a           https://thepeoplessupper.org/   here in the midcoast. 
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Comments (2)
Posted by: Dale Hayward | Nov 06, 2017 08:51

Richard: I hope you feel better.

Posted by: Richard McKusic, Sr. | Nov 05, 2017 17:14

After seeing the shooting in a Texas church, I refuse to accept the "new normal". We can do better. I can do better; and intend to.

Until the mean spirited, hateful, fear filled, cynical, divisive rhetoric stops coming from our President the violence will continue.

Luke 6:45New International Version (NIV)
45 A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.

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