Join the Impact has cancelled the Birmingham event. No one from Central Alabama Pride or Equality Alabama, the supposed leaders of our community, thought this important enough to acquire the necessary permit. In spite of my emails and myspace messages to leaders of both groups urging them to. Without the permit, there would be no police protection, and remember, there are crazies out there. Plus, we want to do everything by the book.
On Join the Impact numerous people indicated they would be there. I hope they see that the event is cancelled.
The rest of the nation will be protesting, we will be on the sidelines.
More protests will be held, I am told by Join the Impact, and I assured them this would not happen again.
This will make the extremists in our community happy, but change and progress is coming. It can not be stopped, in spite of ourselves.