February 28, 2012
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By Gregory Enke (Greg in SLC)
Adam invited me to write “a few paragraphs” in support of P8TT to assist with the fundraiser. As humans often do, I first considered what I have not liked about P8TT. I thought about the painful transition to the current software configuration and how we lost some P8TT family members. I also thought how some have stopped writing, seemingly in protest or perhaps they no longer feel welcome. I grieve for these losses. But then, I stopped to consider other things….
- I have visited the P8TT site almost EVERY day since Prop 8 passed in California in 2008
- I have posted 620 comments since the new web format became active
- Every time I log on to a computer I go directly to 2 websites: Gmail, then www.prop8trialtracker.com
I was stunned when I realized this! I work full time for a Health Care Organization. I also teach evenings at the local community college. I am married to a wonderful man, have 4 children and 1 grand baby. As a person whose time is much in demand I only spend time on those things that edify me. P8TT meets this criteria in abundant ways:
- The posts are current and relevant
- The comments are from a global community with diverse perspectives
- I have electronically met new wonderful allies and even met some in person!
- I find support and solace here when I grieve and can cheer and celebrate with those who care and are informed!
- I view P8TT commentators as a wonderful resource. It is a comfort to know If I’m in trouble I can come here for advice.
I contributed tithing (10% of my income) to a church for over 3 decades that did not meet my emotional or intellectual needs. I no longer give $ to this church, but I gladly give “tithes” to P8TT as I’m able. Here is a place where I learn, share and feel validated. Here I can question established institutions and persons without threat of excommunication. Here I’ve expanded my awareness of self and of humanity. I’m grateful I stumbled across this site while looking for answers after the devastating passing of Prop8. P8TT continues to be a relevant/viable place to meet and to organize our efforts in the fight for marriage equality.