Staying on the ground (even when it’s moving); Reverend Krista Taves, Emerson Unitarian Universalist Chapel Ellisville

There were two clear losers on election night – the Republican Party and the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered) Community. The Republicans lost several gubernatorial elections, seats in the Senate and the House, and the White House. The LGBT Community witnessed the passage of four state propositions denying civil rights to same-sex couples. How each group responded to its losses is a testament to the best and worst in us and the many ways we get back on our feet when the ground beneath us seems to have given way.

Krista Taves is the minister of Emerson Unitarian Universalist Chapel in Ellisville, Missouri, as well as the Board President of Faith Aloud: The Religious and Ethical Voice for Reproductive Justice.