"In the early days of woman-suffrage agitation, I saw that the greatest obstacle we had to overcome was the bible. It was hurled at us on every side." Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 1897
Sadly, those who have opposed equal rights for women, immigrants, people of color, people of non-Christian religions (and no religion), transgender people, and gays and lesbians have wrapped their bigotry in bible verses and called it righteous. They continue to do so, cheapening the richness of the bible and defaming the traditions that were meant to foster generosity, compassion, justice, and goodwill. It's time that we reject as false prophecy any proclamation that demonizes or dehumanizes any portion of the human family.