Many times Baha'is are asked "what it means to be a Baha'i?" , and as Baha'is we usually respond with our usual tag lines of believing in "Unity in Diversity" and the "Oneness of Mankind". For Me being a Baha'i has always meant to stand up for injustice where ever we find it, to speak up for those who do not have a voice, and to counterbalance prejudice with the divine knowledge found in the Baha'i Writings. As Baha'is it is our duty to "stand-in" for those who are not present to defend themselves whenever acts of hostility, hatred, ignorance, fear, humiliation , and PREJUDICE are perpetrated against any group of people.
-When African-Americans are called the *N-Word* , All Baha'is at that moment are African-American.
-When people call Native Americans Alcoholics, All Baha'is at that moment are Native American.
-When it is said Jews killed Christ, All Baha'is at that moment are Jewish.
-When someone defames Prophet Mohammad, All Baha'is at that moment are Muslim.
-When a sexist comment is made about a Woman, All Baha'i Men at that moment are the opposite gender.
-When it is said that HIV/AIDS was an act of God, All Baha'is at that moment are HIV Positive.
-When a Gay Man is called a Fag, or a Lesbian Woman is called a Dyke, All Baha'is at that moment are Homosexual.