Prayer of Silence

God

How do I answer those who would condemn me to hell in your name and in the name of love?

God

How do I answer those who would support my baptism as a child of God, but not my ordination to God’s service in your church on earth?

God

How do I answer those who would bless and support only unions of the opposite sex in church and civic life?

God

How do I answer those employers who do not protect the rights of its more vulnerable employees in the workplace?

God

How do I answer those who would call me family, but whose “home” is the self-righteous judgment that dictates second class citizenship to those like me?