Reality is replete with case studies of humanity making the impossible possible. The end of slavery in America. The women’s suffrage movement. All kinds of advances in the sciences. A black president.
For each of these, there were some who claimed – with conviction – that such things were impossible. When will people learn that very few things actually are impossible?
Some people today claim Copiosis is impossible. These people are speaking against overwhelming evidence to the contrary. As the year winds down, we wanted to highlight a movement underway today that has made tremendous progress. That movement’s goal was not only believed impossible by the vast majority of human beings on the planet, its impossibility was backed by government, laws, and other institutions – particularly mainstream Christian-based institutions. And yet, today, that impossibility is becoming increasingly not only possible, but probable.
Allowing equal rights for homosexuals exemplified by the right for gay people to legally marry is becoming our reality.
Despite all this opposition, the last ten years has seen extraordinary progress for gay people. Whether you are on their side or vehemently against them, it cannot be denied that for all intents and purposes, victory is increasingly falling into the hands of LGBT members and their supporters.
Listening to NPR this afternoon, I heard one of these stories about progress made by the gay community. It has truly been remarkable. Indeed, organizations created to drive this initiative were completely unknown ten years ago, but today, they are at the forefront, altering our reality. These organizations, and many others making the impossible possible, follow the same the road map Copiosis is using.
Freedomtomarry.org is a perfect example of one such organization. Freedom to Marry was launched in 2003 by Evan Wolfson, the civil rights attorney generally considered the architect of the national marriage equality movement. From a prophetic vision once shared by only a few, the marriage movement has rapidly gained traction with the American public. In the past decade, the organization obtained the freedom to marry in 16 states and the District of Columbia, built a majority of robust and diverse majority of Americans who support marriage for same-sex couples, and created the climate to allow the United States Supreme Court to strike down the central part of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act in June 2013.
In just ten years Wolfson and his organization have laid the groundwork for groundbreaking change, helping make the impossible possible. We’re inspired by Wolfson’s courage and persistence because we’re doing the same thing to make our economic realities worldwide work better for all people. Of course that includes the LGBT community.
Look around you. Reality is schooling us daily. The impossible becomes possible all the time.