For many Christians worldwide, today marks the first, or “Hope” Sunday of Advent, the weeks of awe leading to the celebration of Jesus’s birth. It also happens that this year, Hope Sunday falls on the 33-year anniversary of the assassination of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay elected official in California, and the first gay male elected official in the United States. Not long before his tragic death, he gave a riveting speech, “You Cannot Live On Hope Alone”—whose message rings doubly true today for Christians who support LGBT rights. The attached video is a notable excerpt with animation.
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Harvey Milk – “You Cannot Live On Hope Alone” (excerpt)
Never give up hope; neither give up the work and fight without which our hope would be fruitless.
Thanks to my friend Steve S. for sharing the link to this video.