Author Archives: Ono Kono

About Ono Kono

I am an outspoken straight ally and feminist Christian. I also speak out against the abuses of churches and religions.

The plight of refugee children: deplorable facilities in the U.S.

While our government engages in political squabbles, we throw the most vulnerable children into dangerous facilities. Continue reading

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A year later, and we’re still monsters

I am sitting here inundated by a tsunami of tears. Last night I spoke to my friend Suzanne about the children, and I couldn’t stop shaking. I came home and watched Rachel Maddow reduced to tears and I cried uncontrollably. I made the mistake of opening Twitter this morning and was inundated with messages about the abuse our country is perpetrating on innocent children. I let that sink in. OUR COUNTRY. We are a country of monsters. If we do that to innocent children, we are capable of further monstrous acts. Continue reading

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Thank You for Changing My Life

Originally posted on evoL =:
by Ono Kono Two decades ago, I was unaware of the struggle of LGBT people. Back then, I was a busy working Mom, juggling career and family. I cared about others, but I was asleep when…

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12 June: a vigil in Astoria

Originally posted on Tangly Cottage Gardening Journal:
Sunday, 12 June 2016 Last night at 1 AM I checked the news as is my habit before bedtime, to learn that something horrific was unfolding at the Pulse dance club in Orlando,…

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Until Gun Laws Change, Make Them See

Their big guns say … after all it’s just another blood-spattered day. Continue reading

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Dear Congress, thirty thousand plus and rising

Dear Congress, Thirty thousand plus and rising. How many more will lose their lives? What is the magic number? When do you stop craving their gun money? 14 dead, 22 wounded in San Bernardino, California I want to know, how … Continue reading

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Orlando you have my heart

I constantly worry for the safety of my girls (my daughter and her partner). They are publicly open about their relationship — I fear it puts them in danger, even in Seattle. Yesterday’s events reminded me again that this world is not safe for my precious ones. Continue reading

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