My ministry’s always been one of social activism. I think a responsible minister must be at some levels involved in the social order.
I am, in general, favourable to activism and social movements and hostile to graft and corruption.
My activism did not spring from my being gay, or, for that matter, from my being black. Rather, it is rooted fundamentally in my Quaker upbringing and the values that were instilled in me by my grandparents who reared me.
Traditionalists will have to master techniques of sustained activism formerly monopolized by the left.
But as for activism, my parents did what they could, given the constraints, but were never involved in the causes I think of when I think of activists.