Wednesday, December 25, 2013

The Face of a Hero

What do you think of when you hear the word "hero"? For most of us it conjures the image of police officers, fire fighters, soldiers and such. While they all qualify, most of the time heroes look more like this:




Former minister Frank Schaefer gave up his church and his sole means of support for the love of his son. His loyalty to the idea that love is love regardless of gender was an unpardonable sin in the eyes of the Methodist church and they punished him by firing him from his job. As he said, he's been part of that church for decades and being a Methodist minister is all he knows. Still, despite incredible pressure and the threat of loss of his livelihood he stood up to the bullies in his church and suffered the consequences.

Sounds like a hero to me.















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