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At That Moment

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.



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